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Edtech leader Otus partners with Skyward to Improve Data-Driven Instruction

Author: David Specht | Press |

The partnership allows system interoperability to automatically transfer student data between both solutions, saving educators time

Otus, a leader in K-12 student-growth edtech, is proud to announce a partnership with Skyward, a school administration software provider committed to helping K-12 leaders spend less time on tasks and more time with students. This partnership will allow for seamless rostering integration between Otus and Skyward, allowing educators to tap into a robust suite of tools to more efficiently gather, visualize, and act on student data to maximize student success.  

Skyward customers will benefit from Otus’ comprehensive assessment suite, which contains over 1,200 pre-constructed, standards- and curriculum-aligned assessments that can be used for formative, summative, or common assessments to measure student learning. The suite also provides intuitive tools for educators to design their own assessments, enabling them to measure and track student progress toward a variety of academic, behavioral, and social-emotional goals. To further streamline the assessment process, users will also be able to configure gradebook passback, automatically sending scores to Skyward when students take an Otus assessment without any manual entry by teachers. With the insights gained from these assessments, educators can make informed instructional decisions to drive student success.

“While data-driven instruction is hardly new, platforms such as Otus continue to make student data accessible,” said Ray Ackerlund, president of Skyward. “The more we can personalize learning for each student based on data, the more likely that student will grow, which is our ultimate goal.”

Since 2013, Otus has been empowering educators to harness and act on educational data to improve learning outcomes. Featured by Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Getting Smart, and more, Otus provides the ability to visualize data from third-party assessments all in the same place.

“As a company largely made up of former administrators and teachers, Otus’ goal is to eliminate the disjointed edtech and data disarray that educators deal with daily,” said Chris Hull, president and co-founder of Otus. “By integrating Skyward’s SIS (Student Information System) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) with our all-in-one platform, educators save time and energy by eliminating manual rostering tasks. By giving them access to Otus’ full suite of tools, educators streamline daily work.”The partnership will benefit both Skyward SMS 2.0 and Qmlativ customers.

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