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SameGoal empowers stakeholders throughout your organization.


Special Education Directors link

SameGoal includes tools to ensure your district's Special Education department runs smoothly and stays compliant.
  • Includes all required, model and optional Special Education forms published by your state department of education.
  • All federal and state-mandated form updates are applied globally and free of charge without assistance from your IT team.
  • View, edit and manage documents district-wide.
  • Enforce documents are complete and compliant using built-in document validation checks.
  • Quickly generate reports for upcoming dues dates, meeting dates, services and more.
  • Store all documentation year-over-year, including attachments and electronic signatures.
  • Integrate with your student information system.
  • Online and onsite training available. Online suport guides, including videos, available 24x7.
  • Daily help desk available Monday-Friday by phone and email to all users.

Special Education Staff link

SameGoal empowers Special Education teachers to efficiently author, manage and track progress on a student's Special Education needs.
  • Documents on screen closely mirror printed documents, resulting in a quick learning curve.
  • Richly format text with an extensive toolbar to insert tables, highlight, strikethrough and more. Copy and paste from other applications without loosing formating.
  • Insert rather than retype district-level and user-level frequently used text and templates for any form field.
  • Work in the same document at the same time as other team members. View other staff members' edits in real-time.
  • Use in-application chat to coordinate and plan with collaborators.
  • Choose from flexible progress reporting options, including graphical progress monitoring charts.
  • Streamline communication with general education teachers using SameGoal's alerting integration with your student information system. Clickable program alerts notify general education staff of student participation in a particular program and display completed documentation.

Related Service Providers link

SameGoal simplifies accessing, contributing to and documenting progress on students' IEPs across all districts you work with.
  • Districts may add an unlimited number of collaborators, including related service providers, to documents.
  • Related service providers may easily "link" their accounts across districts to provide a single point of login and easily jump between documentation in one district.
  • Automatically share all user-level frequently stored text values across all your district accounts.
  • Use in-application chat to coordinate and plan with district team members from your remote office or educational service center.
  • Because SameGoal is often adopted county-wide by educational institutions of all sizes, it is often the case that SameGoal is the single application you use across all educational institutions you work with.

Guidance Counselors link

SameGoal makes authoring and communicating 504 plans a breeze.
  • SameGoal includes all model or regionally used 504 forms, including Referral, Parent Consent, Prior Written Notice, Parent Invitation, Evaluation, Plan, Discontinuation and more.
  • 504 documentation is often historically managed in an ad-hoc manner with one-off solutions and fileshares. Clean up district processes around this Civil Rights documentation with built-in collaboration, year over year storage, unlimited attachments for medical paperwork and more.
  • Unify 504 paperwork with documentation for other Special Programs including Special Education and Gifted Education in a single application used across the district.
  • Run reports to easily view upcoming meetings, due dates and data district-wide.
  • Streamline communication of the existence and contents of 504 plans with general education staff using SameGoal's alerting integration. Clickable program alerts notify general education staff of a student's 504 plan and allows them to display completed documentation from within your student information system.

General Education Staff link

SameGoal enables general education staff to efficiently contribute to students' Special Programs documentation as needed and streamlines communication with specialized staff.
  • General education staff involved in authoring Gifted Education, Third Grade Reading Guarantee or English Language Learning documentation may do so easily in SameGoal as a single application used for Special Programs documentation throughout the district.
  • Be aware of students in your classroom participating in Special Programs via SameGoal's alerting integration. Clickable program alerts notify general education staff of a student's Special Programs participation, and allows you to view completed documentation from within your student information system.
  • "At-A-Glance" summaries transform traditionally long, often 20-30 page documents into easily digestable 1-2 page critical highlights of goals, services and testing accommodations you can incorporate into your classroom.
  • SameGoal's electronic district-to-district document transfer helps ensure transfer students entering your classroom with special needs are quickly identified.

Information Technology Directors link

SameGoal is a best-in-class solution used by districts to meet critical Federal, State and Locally-mandated legal, compliance and funding requirements often deriving from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

Staff requirements around Special Programs, particularly Special Education, are extremely burdensome. For Special Education, referred students must be evaluated (often 25-30 page documents) every 3 years, and eligible students must have a new IEP authored every 1 year (often 20 pages long). Additionally, progress reports on each annual IEP must be authored 4-8 times each year. These basic requirements are in addition to other formal documentation requirements for capturing parental consent, prior written notices and more.

While a student information system may provide some basic tools for Special Programs such as Special Education, very few in practice are able to meet real-world district demands.
  • SameGoal is a best-in-class solution built from the ground-up exclusively for Special Programs management and compliance.
  • Secure, fully-hosted web application with both desktop and mobile support.
  • Integrates with your student information system and custom dashboards.
  • LDAP/Active Directory support.
  • Bulk import PDFs from previous programs.
  • Monday-Friday daily help desk available by phone and email to all users.

Superintendents link

District compliance around and student outcomes from participating in Special Programs such as Special Education is a heavily analyzed facet of overall district performance metrics. Special Programs is also a heavily litigated area of education, and correct, compliant documentation around student participation in Special Programs is critical to district funding.

SameGoal is a best-in-class solution used by districts to meet Federal, State and Locally-mandated legal, compliance and funding requirements often deriving from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

While a student information system may provide some basic tools for Special Programs such as Special Education, very few in practice are able to meet real-world district demands. Nearly all of our customers have evaluated SameGoal against the minimal, built-in tools provided by their student information system and chosen SameGoal as a better solution for their needs.
  • Unify Special Programs documentation for Special Education, 504, Gifted Education, English Language Learning and more into a single application used throught the district.
  • Includes all required, model and optional Special Programs forms published by your state department of education, regional education centers and local agencies.
  • All federal and state-mandated form updates are applied globally and free of charge without assistance from your IT team.
  • Integrates with any student information system. Should you need to change your student information system in coming years, easily update your integration connectors.
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use, with a rapid staff learning curve.
  • Year-over-year document storage, including electronic signatures and attachments.
  • Monday-Friday daily help desk available by phone and email to all users.
  • Local support options available in many areas.

Local Support Partners link

SameGoal values the rich, long-term relationships with education staff that local partners often maintain throughout a region. We believe your support, local trainings and product feedback is vital to ensuring SameGoal meets and evolves with on-the-ground needs to build maximum customer value. As a local partner:
  • Include a best-in-class solution built from the ground-up exclusively for Special Programs in your member offering.
  • Integrate SameGoal with any member student information system. As members transition to new SISes over the years, help them simply update SameGoal integration connectors to keep Special Programs documentation consistency.
  • Incorporate Special Programs alerts into members' custom dashboards and other third-party applications.
  • Assist members in transitioning from legacy systems with bulk PDF import.
  • Direct staff members requiring additional training and support to SameGoal's 24x7 online guides and videos.
  • Escalate advanced support and technical questions to SameGoal's Tier 2 help desk for expedited resolution.

Parents link

Parents whose districts have chosen to use SameGoal can be rest-assured their district takes their child's participation in Special Programs seriously. SameGoal includes tools to help ensure your student's success, access to services and streamline communication, including:
  • SameGoal's alerting integration automatically adds Special Programs alerts to your district's student information system (eg PowerSchool, Infinite Campus) that notify general education staff of your student's participation in Special Program(s). These alerts allow them to view student-centric documentation and accommodate student needs in the classroom as required.
  • Flexible progress reporting documentation, often shared with you 4-8 times per year.
  • Administrative reports to help specialized staff project services and staffing required.
  • Collaborative tools to allow your student's team members to solicit input from a wide variety of sources when co-authoring plan documents and progress reports.
  • Year-over-year document storage, so that prior school year documents may be reviewed and revisited if necessary.


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