Advancing Data in K-12 Education with Abre

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April 8, 2024
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In the realm of education, technological advancements have significantly reshaped the landscape, offering a plethora of tools aimed at enhancing learning experiences for both students and educators. 

But did you know, according to Statista, during the 2022-23 school year, K-12 school districts accessed an average of 2,500+ edtech tools? That’s a lot of tools, a lot of data, being stored in a lot of different places.

The solution: Abre

Abre is the modern K-12 data partner, a comprehensive platform consolidating all of your sources of data into customized, dynamic, easy-to-view dashboards, offering real-time insights into the whole child.  If any data gaps exist once you see the full picture of your data, Abre can help you fill that gap with their suite of applications and partnerships.

Abre, founded in 2016, has quickly gained recognition for its commitment to revolutionizing education through its versatile suite of services. The platform serves as a centralized hub for schools, consolidating various tools and applications into one cohesive, cost effective ecosystem.

Founded by two educators at Hamilton City Schools in Ohio, Chris Rose and Zach Vander Veen were determined to improve their own school community and educator experience.  As of 2024, Abre is benefitting hundreds of schools across the US.

Abre turns your school data into at-a-glance dashboards to help you see:

  • Real-Time Insights: Abre transforms school data into dynamic, at-a-glance dashboards, providing instant insights into student performance and outcomes
  • Impact Assessment: Gain immediate visibility into how your investments are influencing students' educational journey, enabling informed decision-making and resource allocation.
  • Outcome Optimization & Resource: Directly pinpoint and allocate resources to areas where investments are yielding the best outcomes.

"Abre is not just a platform; it's a catalyst for holistic technology and data innovation. By seamlessly integrating tools and resources, Abre empowers students to take ownership of their learning journey, equips teachers with innovative solutions for personalized instruction, and enables administrators to make data-informed decisions that drive systemic improvement. It's reshaping the educational landscape by fostering collaboration, inclusion, and excellence for all community stakeholders,” says James Stoffer, CEO of Abre.

How is Abre Reshaping the Educational Landscape?

Abre is leading the charge when it comes to reshaping the educational landscape, aggregating and centralizing all data that’s critical to determine effective student outcomes, allowing for earlier detection and more immediate remediation.

On their mission to provide insight into the whole child, the Abre team operates as a full Data-as-a-Service partner providing you with three key elements within the first 30 days:

  1. Defining your goals: Abre’s consultative approach helps you, your team, and key stakeholders identify the questions you want to be able to answer with data.
  2. Setting up your data: The Abre team gets to work with all of the raw data - doing the heavy lifting.
  3. Reviewing your new dashboard: Start getting an actionable data dashboard within 30 days of receiving data to start making more impactful decisions.

With Abre's seasoned team as your partner, they implement their data-as-a-service platform covering all of the bases:

  • Integrations: Abre integrates with your existing apps and tools to pull data into one centralized spot so you can take action.
  • Storage: Their team takes the heavy lifting off your plate by collecting and storing your data on their secure servers.
  • Security: As your partner, Abre keeps your data secure with the latest industry best practices so you never have to worry about FERPA compliance or keeping your students' data safe.
  • Permissioning: They help ensure the right people are seeing the right data with custom permission levels for the stakeholders in your learning community.
  • Consulting: As seasoned experts in education, the Abre team sets up consultations with your stakeholders to ensure you know how to get the data you need, when you need it.
  • Storytelling: It’s vital that all stakeholders understand what the data is saying. The Abre team helps you visualize and communicate your data effectively to your learning community.

Abre is the modern K-12 data platform that offers a completely customized experience that allows you and your team to track and visualize data that is most impactful for your district’s decision-making.

Additionally, with the wave of ESSER funding subsiding post-pandemic, Abre is well-positioned to help your district streamline its technology spend to focus on the most impactful investments to drive the best student outcomes.

"Witnessing the visionary potential of Abre to positively impact students and engage all community stakeholders – from administrators and teachers to community partners, families and the students themselves – it became evident that this innovative platform held the key to transforming educational experiences nationwide. As a working mother of school-age children, I am acutely aware of the pressing need for solutions like Abre in our daily lives," says Ashley Keating, Partner at CincyTech and Board member at Abre.

CincyTech and Abre

CincyTech led the seed financing for Abre, and the company has also received investment from Allos Ventures, Jumpstart Ventures, Golden Angels, Connetic Ventures and the JobsOhio Growth Capital Fund.

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