Authentica Solutions and Special School District of St. Louis County Expand Partnership

AuthenticaAdminPress Release

January 17, 2017

Authentica Solutions today announced the renewal and expansion of it’s partnership with the Special School District of St. Louis County. The partnership adds a new three year agreement for Authentica’s best of class Phoenix Exceptional Learning Platform. Phoenix provides a focused student performance solution enabling faster, evaluative and documented instructional practices for students with exceptionality. Inclusive of Special Education documentation, progress monitoring, and at risk indicators, Phoenix is a platform for driving instruction-based growth through RTI- Response to Intervention, MTSS- Multi-tiered Systems of Support, ELL – English Language Learners, 504 and GT – Gifted and Talented.

Phoenix is based upon 20 years of proven academic strategy and instructional practices, as well as listening to feedback from customers throughout the years. Phoenix is currently in limited release to a select few school districts.

Russell Long, Authentica’s CEO, further explained, “We are focused on building an Exceptional Learning Solution that delivers what administrators, teachers, and special academic staff members need to best serve all students with exceptionality, and this takes time. We are breaking the mold by taking our time, listening to educators in the field, and deploying capabilities and features where it makes the most sense over selling as much as we can. We believe this is the best way to create an educator driven solution to best serve our students, teachers, educators, and school districts in the future. Working closely with Special School District of St. Louis County enables us to grow into this vision and they are a phenomenal team of educators. This new agreement provides Authentica Solutions a way to expand the partnership and to work closely with SSD on our next generation product!”

Hailed as “one of the great success stories in public education in the St. Louis region” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, SSD is a county wide district that has become an icon for special education and technical education providers over the past half-century.

SSD’s unique status as a public school district ensures that all local students receive equal access to quality special education, regardless of their socio-economic background or the neighborhood in which they live. As a result, SSD staff provides special education services to students in 265 public schools in 22 school districts, 5 special education schools and 2 technical edcuation high schools in St. Louis County.

Doug Austin, Chief Technology Officer at SSD, said “Authentica Solutions has provided in-depth K-12 knowledge and great support for our diverse district’s Special Education needs. We have worked closely with them to provide on-going input on the new Phoenix platform. Their K-12 knowledge, when added to their highly skilled techs, developers, and education specialists made for an easy decision for us to expand our partnership. We have growing and very unique needs as one of the largest providers of Special Education services across the nation and across multiple districts. Growing and changing regulations require us to have a diverse partner and system to meet our changing needs. We see that every day in the team Authentica.”

About the Special School District of St. Louis County

Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) is a leader in providing special education services to students with disabilities, and also provides a wide range of career and technical education programs. One in 6 public school students in St. Louis County receives special education services or technical education from SSD. SSD staff provides special education services to students in 265 public schools in 22 school districts, 5 special education schools and 2 technical edcuation high schools in St. Louis County. About 97 percent of the students who receive special education services from SSD attend a school in their local school district.

SSD’s unique status as a public school district ensures that all local students receive equal access to quality special education regardless of their socio-economic background or the neighborhood in which they live.

About Authentica Solutions

Authentica Solutions was founded on the premise that education overall has diverse technological needs and extremely high demand for a solutions provider to fill niche gaps toward solving significant challenges for students, teachers, educators, administrators, and all learners. We are an education data management company providing education driven software solutions with a core focus on Exceptional Learning solutions, data interoperability, centralized data management, learning analytics, and custom software solutions. Authentica Solutions is Accelerating the Flowing of Learning.

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