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Sheffield Lake City Schools

July 16, 2019

Checkpoint EMIS Platform

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City Schools Select CheckPoint Software to Correct Existing Data Errors, Improve Accuracy Moving Forward

CheckPoint is a proprietary EMIS reporting software platform developed by Vinson Consulting Group.

Columbus, OH — December 21, 2018 — Vinson Consulting Group is excited to announce that Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City Schools have selected Vinson’s CheckPoint Platform to improve, streamline, and bring greater accountability to their EMIS reporting processes.

The Education Management Information System (EMIS) is a statewide data collection system for primary and secondary education in the state of Ohio. It is responsible for processing students’ demographic information, attendance, course information, financial data, and test results. Ohio’s Department of Education uses all of this data to calculate the amount of funding that each district receives from the State government. If any district submits an EMIS report with errors or omissions, it may get less funding than it deserves — or worse, Treasurers and Superintendents may face professional consequences.

“Like many districts, we relied on spreadsheets prior to partnering with Vinson,” says Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Superintendent Michael Cook. “Since we’ve started using the CheckPoint Platform, we’ve been able to sort through our data with pinpoint accuracy to fix all existing errors.”

Mr. Cook continues, “CheckPoint gives me the ability to keep track of and oversee errors — and even to see them being corrected in real time. It’s transformative.”

The CheckPoint Platform is the product of over two years of development work led by Mike Nutter, a former Superintendent who experienced his own frustrations with the lack of efficiency and accountability in his districts’ EMIS reporting processes.

According to Mr. Nutter, “88% of all spreadsheets include errors — with an alarming rate like that, there’s no reason that any district should rely on spreadsheets to calculate funding. Our team of developers designed CheckPoint to not only improve the accuracy of reporting, but make the lives of EMIS coordinators, Treasurers, and Superintendents far easier.”

 


About Vinson Consulting Group: Vinson is the developer of the EMIS CheckPoint Platform. The team consists of developers and former educators dedicated to creating software that can help Ohio schools simplify, audit, and improve the EMIS reporting process so that all districts can receive every dollar of funding they deserve.

About Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City Schools: Sheffield-Sheffield Lake is a district made up of five schools and located in Sheffield Village, Ohio. It serves students in grades PK, K-12. Learn more: sheffieldschools.org

CONTACT:
Michael Nutter
Vinson Consulting Group
(614) 438-4088
MNutter@Vinson-Consulting.com

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