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Otus Partners with Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District to Empower K-12 Educators with Data

Author: Keith Westman | Press |

CHICAGO, IL —July 16, 2019— Otus, a fast-growing K-12 edtech company that provides the Otus Student Performance Platform, today announced a partnership with Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD),  one of 56 education service agencies in Michigan that provides support to school districts in the counties of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau.

The partnership means that all schools served by TBAISD will have access to Otus for common formative assessments, teacher-created formative and summative assessments, data warehousing and analytics, and the entire suite of learning and classroom management features that exist within the Otus platform.

TBAISD conducted a thorough RFP process during the spring of 2019 and received many responses from companies throughout the country. The biggest challenge that was faced by TBAISD was finding a way to empower district, building, and classroom level educators with data so that instructional decisions could be made in order to provide every student with the most appropriate learning experiences.

“The TBAISD Instructional Services Team uses a deep evaluation process, anchored in research, to guide decision-making and execute the best practices relative to instruction, student assessments and using data to drive performance improvement,” said TBAISD Instructional Services Director Paul Bauer. “Our partnership with Otus is founded on a common understanding of the power of data dialogue and efficient use and visualization of student performance. We see this as a benefit to students, parents, and educators to work together through the Otus platform to track results and target areas of development or needed support any given day.”

“We are very excited to begin our journey with TBAISD,” said Chris Hull, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Otus. “From our first meeting, we realized that the team at TBAISD not only had a vision for where they wanted to go with how data is used in their schools, they had the team and plan in place to make it happen. This is our ideal partner.”

The onboarding and implementation team at Otus has already started meeting with TBAISD staff and district stakeholders in preparation for the start of the 2019-20 school year.

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