Special Education - PowerSchool

reporting to not only manage compliance but also identify timelines and ... managing each special education case according to state compliance requirements.
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The Business Case for PowerSchool

Special Education BIGGEST ROI BENEFITS

Increases special education funding

Special education within K-12 is mired with paper-work and inefficiencies that require teachers and staff to spend an inordinate amount of time on non-teaching activities. Through in-depth interviews with PowerSchool Special Education customers, research found that the product is not only strategic in terms of improving efficiencies and student performance, but also delivers a quick and compelling ROI (Return on Investment).

Customer research identified four quantifiable benefits that PowerSchool Special Education provides: Improves teacher productivity

Increases administrative productivity

Reduces special education audit risks

Customer Research Conducted by

1 Increases administrative productivity PowerSchool Special Education allows administrators to use reporting to not only manage compliance but also identify timelines and which teachers are on track or have fallen behind. In addition, where allowed, reports can be sent directly to the state through the system.

Customers interviewed reported a reduction in administrative time spent evaluating and directing special education by 15%. Now, if a parent calls, I am able to respond to their inquiries immediately and can send the a PDF via protected email in a matter of minutes. - Cindy Anderson Special Education Director, Anchorage School District, AK

ROI FACT SHEET: POWERSCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION

2 Increases special education funding PowerSchool Special Education ensures the correct services are not only being offered to all appropriate cases but also tracked and reported on in order to maximize reimbursement.

Customers interviewed experienced an increase in special education funds of over 0.5%. PowerSchool Special Education has certainly helped us pay attention to what’s important, given us the opportunity to look at data before submitting it for reimbursement, and helped keep track of all variables, including credentials. - Dr. Chris Marczak, Superintendent, Maury County Public Schools, TN

3 Reduces special education audit risks PowerSchool Special Education enables a digitized and controlled process for tracking and managing each special education case according to state compliance requirements.

Customers interviewed reduced special education investigations and audit findings by 75%. PowerSchool Special Education allows us to communicate confidently with other staff and provides an audit trail of access to show who accessed the documents and when. - Dr. Chris Marczak, Superintendent, Maury County Public Schools, TN

4 Improves special education teacher productivity PowerSchool Special Education reduces paperwork for Special Education teachers by providing a digitized, intuitive and easy to use system that guides them through workflows and guided actions aligned with IDEA as well as district and state requirements.

Customers interviewed reduced special education teacher time spent on non-instructional tasks by well over 10%. Special Education teachers now have one place to go for all relevant student information. - Cindy Anderson Special Education Director, Anchorage School District, AK

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ROI FACT SHEET: POWERSCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION

KEY ROI FINDINGS The value of PowerSchool’s validated special education management system is immediate and demonstrable. A sample district with 20,000 students and 100 special education teachers who spend an average of 10 hours per week on non-instructional tasks can experience annual benefits in excess of $389k with a payback period of 5.7 months and a 3-year ROI of 426%.

FINANCIAL METRICS Payback

5.7 months

ROI (3-year)

426%

In summary, 4 discrete organization-wide special education management benefits were identified during the