Welcome to DecisionInsite
We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with your district. To help get you started, we've provided step-by-step instructions for setting up all the necessary elements in StudentView. Depending on your district's needs, some of the topics below may or may not apply.
If at any point you have questions or issues, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to help!
For help setting up Route Manager, please contact Dean Waldfogel at 877.204.1392 x1005.
The Setup Process
Getting your district setup in StudentView can take up to 5 steps depending on your district's needs.
Provide Key Contacts
These are the people in your district who will be responsible for completing the following steps. We use this information to provide assistance and to grant system access. Specific instructions for each person responsible for the tasks below will be emailed upon receipt of Key Contacts.
Click the button below to access the Key Contact form:
Upload School File
We need information on each school in the district (with some exceptions). Specs and format requirements along with upload instructions can be found in our Appendix A documentation. A sample file with all the correct headers is also available to assist you.
NOTE: You must upload the School File before you can upload any Student Data!
Click the button below to download our Appendix A:
Click the button below to download the Sample School File:
Provide Boundary Maps
We need accurate boundary maps for both the district boundary and all schools with an attendance area boundary.
Option A: If the attendance boundaries have been uploaded to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, we will automatically apply those.
Option B: If the attendance boundaries are NOT found in the NCES database, please send us either: a) the digital shape files (consisting of four files as found in a GIS system) if you have them, or b) accurate street maps (PDF or JPG format) showing clear and precise boundaries for elementary, middle, and high schools in your district.
Email shape files, PDFs, or JPGs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upload Student Data Files
We need information on all actively enrolled students in the district (with some exceptions). Specs and format requirements along with upload instructions can be found in our Appendix B documentation. A sample file with all the correct headers is also available to assist you.
NOTE: If creating files to be used for projection purposes, Fall snapshots of students actively enrolled at a school in your district are required. We need one file for the current year and 3 preceeding years (total of 4 files). Year must refer to the Fall of that school year (e.g., 2017 is for the 2017-18 school year; 2018 is for the 2018-19 school year).
Click the button below to download our Appendix B:
Click the button below to download the Sample School Data File:
Provide Residential Development Data
If residential development is being proposed in your district and you are NOT contracting with us to conduct residential research, please provide the data using the Sample ResDev File below. If you are contracting with us to conduct residential research, please email us any information you already have on residential development in your district that you would like us to consider.
Click the button below to download our Sample Residential Development File:
Email the completed ResDev file or any additional information to email@example.com.