The Follett Team’s Top 10 List 1.Flexible reporting 2.Field level security 3.Managing conduct & discipline 4.Ease of use 5.Teacher integration 6.Scheduling 7.Parent Portal 8.Classroom connection 9.Training & support 10.Minimize data errors Compiled from our visits with over 70 LEAs across the state We have been in Tennessee for over 18 months, meeting with LEAs to learn what their needs, challenges and wants are with a new SIS. Our Aspen team is committed to TN districts!
Minimize Data Errors Aspen Workflow technology minimizes date entry errors and easily integrates business processes and procedures
Reporting On Any Data Is Easy! In Aspen, lists are pervasive – so I want to draw your attention to a few key tools available on all traditional list screens in Aspen - on most of the screens we will find: Options, Reports, Help, Filter, Field Sets, Sort, Quick Chart, and Quick Print. Field sets allow users to decide which fields are important to them. The Graph Paper icon allows users to switch between fields with a click. On this screen a guidance counselor needs to see GPA and Class Rank – this is very easy to do in Aspen. With a click the screen changes displaying the information requested. That same counselor can also click on side tabs and drill down into the student record and access more data –– here she sees the student’s attendance records. By clicking on another pervasive tool (the Quick Chart icon – it looks like a bar chart) –the counselor sees the data in a more visually pleasing way.
Field Level Security, Down to the Individual Data Piece and Individual User Field level security, down to the individual data piece and individual user
Conduct/Discipline Managed Easily With Workflows Student data is always is accessible from any screen An intuitive way to manage discipline directly from the “Teacher Page”.
Ease of Use Consistent interface throughout Aspen coupled with top tabs and sides tabs for more detailed information make navigating through Aspen very intuitive. All the information you need is on the screen and very accessible. Aspen’s Mobile Access built using HTML 5 technology is extremely intuitive and adapts the screen to the devise. No apps to download! Teachers can easily take attendance, manage their gradebook, and locate student information from any devise.
Robust Scheduling Scheduling Routines and data structure is flexible and allow for different types of period structures among the grade levels and even in the same school. Aspen accommodates block scheduling, rotating block, traditional, and hybrids that may consist of a student having both types of classes. Aspen’s flexible scheduling routine and data structure allows for different types of period structures among the grade levels and even in the same school. Course requests can be submitted in a variety of ways: online by staff, via internet for student and parents, or by defined courses for a specific grade level.
Teacher Focused Solution Teacher page provides quick, easy access to all the information that a teacher needs organized the way the teacher wants it organized. Class pages provide helpful information Pages can be easily created and designed for groups to support classroom needs, extra-curricula needs, PTO, etc. With easy to use widgets, designing a Teacher Page is very intuitive The “Teacher Planner” is married to the Gradebook – completed online assignment automatically to the Teacher Gradebook to be scored. Aspen provides a very robust standards based “Gradebook”.
Parent/Student Portal Students and Parents have 24/7 access to a wide range of data – including attendance. Use a single family login to access academic information for all children. Parents can easily stay informed on grades, overdue assignments, and discipline/conduct. Transcript, Credit Summary, Grade Point Summary, Programs of Study, and Graduation Summary are also available through the portal. Student’s personal calendar keeps students informed on class activity and extra-curricular activity.
Classroom Connection My Resources provides a place to store/save content, both traditional and digital. Curriculum Maps are created at the district. Content can be connected to Common Core standards and included in Lesson Plans and Curriculum Maps. Teachers can view class Curriculum Maps in their planner. Curriculum & Learning integrates with Google Docs. Online quizzes can be created with answers stored in an item bank. Data supports learning – In this report teachers can see the individual student scores and number of correct responses. Data also shows percentage of students that responded correctly.
Getting Started, Training, & Support CRM Team The Project Manager: Identifies district’s needs Works closely with district team Coordinates data conversion Collaborates on appropriate training plan Determines customizations and configurations Continued success after “Go-Live” with our Customer Relationship Manager team
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