4 Texas Districts Implement Encore Special Ed Software


Four school districts in Texas are adopting special education management software called Encore from Spectrum K12 School Solutions, according to information released this week by the company.

Spectrum K12 is a publisher of special education software. Its Encore suite is targeted toward K-12 institutions and are designed to help districts manage the individualized education plans for students receiving special services or intervention. It includes reporting and tracking features, compliance management, IEP tools, and response to intervention software.

The latest Texas districts adopting the Encore suite include Wichita Falls Independent School District, Killeen ISD, Pasadena ISD, and Midland ISD.

"These Texas School Districts are on the leading edge of utilizing technology to ensure compliance," said Jim Marshall, president and CEO at Spectrum K12, in a statement released this week. "Their selection of Spectrum K12 after a comprehensive review of available solutions is a strong vote of confidence in our products, support services, and our team."

The company said its software serves about 11 percent of the United States K-12 student population.

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