Synergy® for States is a scalable, centralized state-level student information and reporting system (SSIRS) that enables state education agencies (SEAs) to collect, aggregate, analyze, and report on data from local education agencies (LEAs) statewide. Edupoint takes a unique approach to the SSIRS, enhancing and customizing the Synergy for States solution to support the business process of every state rather than asking states to bend their business process to fit our solution. SEAs using Synergy for States can extract and validate data from the SSIRS in near real time as it is entered at the LEA level, accept it into the state Operational Data Store (ODS), and communicate it through dashboards, reports, and other applications.
Edupoint was awarded a competitive contract in 2014 to provide a Statewide Student Information System (SSIS) to the state of Arizona by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).
The SSIS provided local education agencies throughout Arizona with extensive student management functionality and seamless integration with other ADE systems, as well as world-class scheduling, gradebook, and family engagement capabilities. Edupoint continues to serve more than 625,000 students across the state, including the two largest districts, Mesa Public Schools and Tucson Unified School District.
Maine Department of Education selected Synergy for States to provide a State-Level Student Information & Reporting System (SSIRS).
As the sole award recipient from a field of seven competitive bidders, the Synergy State solution replaced the state’s existing Infinite Campus State Edition with a scalable student information database to aggregate data from all school administrative units (SAUs), collecting data on Maine’s 180,000 students for state and federal reporting mandated by the state’s Department of Education.
The Synergy State solution provides Maine with a centralized database that connects SAU local data systems with the state’s student data collection process, improving overall reporting functionality and the quality and accuracy of student data.
Synergy is the SIS partner for the Oregon Student Information System Consortium (OSIS).
Members of the OSIS Consortium represent almost 500,000 students across the state. OSIS members began working together on selecting a common student information system (SIS) to meet the evolving needs of all ESDs and school districts, large and small, throughout the state.
Led by a steering committee consisting of members from Salem-Keizer School District, Multnomah Educational Service District (ESD), Northwest Regional ESD, Portland Public Schools, and Eugene School District, OSIS worked in conjunction with subcommittee members from school districts and ESDs across the state, as well as the Oregon Department of Education. The selection process of a common SIS was a collaborative effort, with participation from more than 350 support and school office staff, and over 950 instructional staff from districts and ESDs throughout Oregon. After an extensive national search, Synergy SIS from Edupoint was unanimously selected.
Synergy now serves 90% of K-12 students in Oregon.
Tennessee Department of Education selected Edupoint as an approved Student Information System (SIS) provider.
Edupoint is one of five approved vendors providing student information management solutions to Tennessee school districts via the state’s cloud delivery data center. Synergy serves more than 120,000 students in 37 districts across the state.
These states represent where Edupoint is currently used
Data from each LEA’s SIS is rolled up into the Synergy State solution’s Operational Data Store (ODS). Synergy State provides access to real-time and historical LEA data via an intuitive, easy-to-use interface.
The electronic student data transfer process is entirely paperless and highly efficient for staff. Synergy for States allows LEAs to transfer student data electronically to the state edition of Synergy. Data is transmitted in near real time following a validation process that flags duplicate records and other quality issues so they can be corrected prior to transmission. The receipt of current, accurate, enrollment information helps minimize district funding delays and inaccuracies.
Every state has different requirements for unique student and staff identifiers. Synergy for States generates these identifiers based on each state’s specifications, either within a Synergy SIS workflow or through a web interface – depending on the district SIS.
The following list represents the types of data collected in Synergy for States. From this base list, we tailor Synergy for States to meet the unique needs of each SEA.
Synergy Education Platform is an industry-leading student data management ecosystem for LEAs, built to fit the way educators already work. Synergy Education Platform provides seamlessly integrated student information management, learning management, MTSS, assessment, special education management, and analytics, as well as a suite of role-based native mobile apps for nearly every user type.