LGL’s SPED platform is not designed to work for 100% of students with IEPs, but its tools can be used as “core” diagnostic assessment tool for students with IEPs. In addition, it can be a substitute for broad-based measures selected by the district for general education such as Exact Path, MAP, iReady, RenLearn STAR, and My Path. Diagnostic data can always be summarized to be used for accountability purposes but summative assessments cannot be granularized to be diagnostic. Many district use it as an additional assesment that is diagnostic necessary for students with IEPs or students under MTSS/RTI.
In terms of special education management platforms, we are not one of these. By management we define it as IEP repositories or systems that track data for legal compliance. While parts of our system will provide data to help write IEPs or provide progress monitoring data, generally we are used before final data goes into a repository. One more area to qualify is we are not a Goalbook. Goalbook is a library of pre-written goals for teachers to consider for students. But doesn’t have testing data to figure out which goals are appropriate for each student. We have many customers who use us and Goalbook. They use us to figure out where students are at and what skills and concepts need to be targeted short-term. Then they may use Goalbook to find pre-written goals in the language and format they need for their particular district.