FocalPointK12 Continues Growth Trend as School Districts Choose FocalPointK12 as their Data Management & Assessment Platform Provider for the 2018-2019 School Year
Norcross, GEORGIA -- FocalPointK12 is now serving school districts across 12 states—Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Utah.
FocalPointK12, an education technology company headquartered in Norcross, GA continues to add new school districts who selected FocalPointK12 as their preferred data management and online assessment platform for the 2018-2019 school year.
The performance and data management system, known as the Personalized Learning Platform provides educators with role-based performance dashboards, a next generation assessment engine with state aligned item banks, a digital content library, and collaboration tools that promote blended learning. The software has been designed to make data analysis and performance management for teachers and students a more streamlined and simplified process. Teachers are able to easily create and deliver a variety of diagnostic, formative, and summative classroom assessments inside of FocalPointK12 getting real-time feedback that informs instruction while empowering the work of Professional Learning Communities.
Cassie Becker, an Instructional Coach for the Leona Group Charter System says, "FocalPointK12 has been a breath of fresh air for our teachers. The teachers love how easy it is to use, the metadata available for the items, the content cloud, the integration with the gradebook, and the wealth of data available. Teachers are excited to start using FocalPointK12 this fall." Ms. Moss, a teacher at Joy Preparatory Academy, after participating in a spring pilot of the platform speaks not only to the ease of use for teachers, but for her students as well as she says, "I am so excited about using FocalPointK12 this upcoming school year. I find FocalPointK12 is easy to navigate not just for me, but for my students as well. I am impressed with the data reports too—having the opportunity to view student data in real time is awesome."
The Personalized Learning Platform organizes performance data across multiple assessment providers including statewide tests, universal screener data, and 'other' systems districts utilize. Greg Newcom, Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer notes that, "FocalPoint's industry-leading manifest model for dynamic data integration sets us apart from the competition and dramatically simplifies the process for districts." "The ability for educators to view holistic performance data at the district, school, classroom, and student level across historical assessments (lagging indicators) and current real-time assessments (leading indicators) in an intuitive easy way gives educators the ability to corroborate data and aid in personalizing learning for students" states Dr. Nathan Buhl, Chief Academic Officer with FocalPointK12.
Jimmy Brehm, Chief Academic Officer for the Woodford County Public School System in Kentucky says, "FocalPointK12 will allow Woodford County to begin making progress in the monumental, but critical task of organizing student data from various areas and combine it into one place so teachers can make instructional decisions based on the whole child. The inclusion of a high quality, and easy to use, assessment creation and administration engine and question bank will make a teacher's life easier while ensuring assessment and instruction matches the rigor of standards."
From the company's inception in 2014, FocalPointK12 has always been committed to supporting districts with service that is personal, responsive, and collaborative in its approach. Kiran Athota, FocalPointK12's president and co-founder says, "We value the relationships we build with our customers and look at our clients as partners. We are positioned well as a company to be nimble and responsive to school districts' needs, and folks are starting to see that in us."
The metro Atlanta based company has extensive experience in the K12 education technology space as the co-founders have successfully deployed statewide solutions across the states of Georgia, Rhode Island, and Maine. In the spring of 2016, FocalPointK12 made available for the first time a bundled suite of products that make up a Personalized Learning Management System. The bundles include 1) A Data Warehouse/Dashboard tool with single-sign-on (SSO) capability, ad hoc reporting, and an early warning indicator system, 2) A next generation online assessment platform that supports the best of class item banks, 3) A Digital Content Library that allows teachers to create, share, and tag their own resources while having access to over 50,000 open education resources, and 4) A learning analytics platform with a recommendations engine that serves up personalized resources according to student data while also providing educators with virtual collaboration spaces that support Professional Learning Communities and Professional Development.
Using xAPI, Learning Record Store (LRS) technology, and relevancy algorithms, FocalPointK12 is able to deliver advanced learning analytics that drive student engagement, match digital resources with targeted student needs, and support learning that is personalized and data-driven.
The 4 modules can be acquired individually or bundled in any combination while also providing districts with the option of using the tools as 'plugins' that work inside learning management systems such as Canvas and Schoology. Email FocalPointK12 at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.focalpointk12.com to learn more.