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October 18th, 2013
Press Release: Standard For Success Partners with the Largest Professional Learning Network of Educational Leaders in Illinois
Standard For Success Partners with the Largest Professional Learning Network of Educational Leaders in Illinois
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 17, 2013) — This fall, both the Illinois Principals Association (IPA) and Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) will partner with Standard for Success, an online, fully customizable educator evaluation and management software, to better conduct observations and evaluations of teachers. The IPA and IASA will join nearly 350 schools in more than 60 school districts nationwide that are adopting and promoting technology to create a more streamlined and efficient teacher evaluation process that aligns with staff evaluation requirements evolving across the U.S.
“The Illinois Principals Association is absolutely thrilled about this high-quality evaluation tool, and are urging our building administrators to utilize this as they conduct observations and evaluations of teachers,” said Jason Leahy, IPA Executive Director. “The IPA Board of Directors and staff spent a significant amount of time vetting Standard For Success and other evaluation platforms and are confident that SFS provides a nice, cost-effective platform for schools to complete their teacher evaluations that will enhance performance.”
The IPA is the state’s largest professional learning network of educational leaders comprised of over 4,400 elementary, middle and secondary school principals, assistant principals and deans from throughout Illinois. This news comes as The Illinois Principals Association (IPA) prepares to host its 42nd Annual Principals Professional Conference on October 20–22, 2013 in Peoria, IL.
“We’re extremely honored to earn the opportunity to work with both the Illinois Principals Association and the Illinois Association of School Administrators, who are highly regarded as two of Illinois’ premier leadership organizations,” said Todd Whitlock, co-founder of Standard for Success. “As educators ourselves, we understand the very large and varied responsibilities of administrators and teachers. “Our goal has always been to simplify our clients’ processes by offering a system that will aid them in being successful while ultimately making their jobs easier.”
The Associations’ members will be presented with the opportunity to better meet the requirements of a more stringent teacher and principal evaluation model by choosing Standard for Success’, with its web-based portal accessible via a tablet or laptop. Standard for Success’ software is completely mobile, which helps organize information electronically while also reducing paperwork. The platform will be available for members for the 2013-14 school year.
About Standard for Success
Created by educators for educators, Standard for Success is a fully customizable online staff evaluation and management program for teachers, building administrators and district-level leadership. Standard for Success, which was created by a joint venture of EdTechZone and the maker of QuestionPress Online Classroom Response Systems, features 24/7 access, self-evaluations, uploading artifacts and supporting evidence capability, archives, mobility for walk-throughs, automatic timestamps during scripting, drill-down capabilities for specific data on certain groups, and summaries and comparisons. Standard for Success is used by nearly 60 school districts in Indiana and is endorsed by the Indiana Association of School Principals. For more information, visit www.standardforsuccess.com.
About Illinois Principals Association (IPA)
The Illinois Principals Association is a leadership organization which serves over 4,500 educational leaders throughout the state of Illinois. For more information about the IPA, please visit www.ilprincipals.org
About Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA)
The Illinois Association of School Administrators is the state’s premier advocacy organization for school administrators with more than 2,000 members and a history of promoting excellence in education dating back to 1946. The IASA is a state-chartered association of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and works cooperatively on educational issues of national, state and local importance. For more information, visit www.iasaedu.org.