Q: Why might my school or district be interested in a product like EDSS-STATE?

A: Schools and districts typically do not become aware of the cumulative risks involved with maintaining disciplinary records in a paper-based format until it is too late to do anything about them. Indicators of the potential need to transition these files to an electronic format include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Decentralized storage of records containing disciplinary information
  • Lack of an adequate chain of custody protocol for transferring unofficial records to new supervisors
  • Inconsistent or incomplete disciplinary records
  • Excessive time and expense involved with compiling disciplinary data
  • Significant numbers of past disciplinary decisions falling outside of established school or district ranges

Q: Are there special system requirements to run EDSS-STATE?

A: No. EDSS-STATE was designed to operate using pre-existing hardware and software already licensed by the district. Client system requirements include the following:

  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7, 8/8.1, or 10 (32-bit/64-bit)1
  • Productivity: Microsoft Office Professional or Access 2010, 2013, or 2016 (32-bit/64-bit)2
  • 20.0 MB available disc space
  • 2.0 GHz or faster processor recommended
  • 1.0 GB RAM recommended
  • 1024 x 768 or high monitor resolution recommended

Q: Why choose EDSS-STATE?

A: As a national leader in the school reform process, UpSlope Solutions has partnered with nearly 800 school districts in their efforts to put accountability related research into practice since 2004.


1, 2Windows, Office, and Access are registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation (licensed separately).