Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 4, 2008
In today's educational climate, school districts need to ensure that students are prepared for both college and career paths beyond high school. In many cases, this means equipping every school with the right tools and resources that encourage student success. Naviance, the leader in planning and advising systems for schools, recognizes the challenges that schools face in working with students, and has developed a comprehensive solution designed to provide a supportive environment for administrators to work collaboratively with counselors to improve student achievement.
Today Naviance launches StepUp, a comprehensive service offering that helps districts collect critical student achievement data, report and analyze results, and facilitate professional development for counseling and administrative staff. Building on the company's flagship product, WorkspaceK12, StepUp allows school districts to implement an active planning process that ensures student readiness for post-secondary education and the workplace.
StepUp provides vertical articulation, designed to place students in the most rigorous courses indicated for their skill levels; climate surveys to measure key dimensions of a school's climate including measures for a college-going community; reporting to ensure that students are placed on their optimal trajectory; and introduces the Counselor Professional Learning Community™ (CPLC), a professional development opportunity that ensures counselors receive the most timely information and relevant tools to effectively counsel students toward their post-secondary plans. With the CPLC, counselors can implement the ASCA National Model™ of best practices.
With StepUp, districts can utilize data effectively for proactive and long-term planning, monitor climate changes, and encourage student enrollment in rigorous courses. StepUp also engages and empowers all school and/or district staff to elevate current expectations and outcomes.
"School districts face increasing pressure to ensure student readiness, meet or exceed state standards, and increase graduation rates" said Stephen M. Smith, CEO, Naviance. "StepUp provides districts with the framework to address these expectations, and ultimately, student outcomes."
StepUp is now available to school districts across the country. For more information about Naviance and StepUp, visit http://www.naviance.com.
Naviance, a Hobsons company, is the leading provider of planning and advising systems for secondary schools. More than 30,000 educators and counselors serving more than 3 million students in schools across the U.S. and in 50 other countries use Naviance products to manage academic and post-secondary advising, communicate with students and families, and analyze data. Naviance also offers services for higher education institutions that simplify the process of providing up-to-date information to secondary school counselors to support the college admission process. For more information, please visit http://www.naviance.com.