Teacher certification insights & compliance for K-12 school systems

Quickly identify and compare teacher certifications with courses across your entire district down to the school, teacher, or course level. Oversight and compliance for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has never been easier.

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PQ ESSA User Interface Design

Maximize state & federal funding

All public school districts in the United States risk losing funding if they do not identify, evaluate, and report teachers teaching out of their fields. PQ ESSA is an industry-first application built to compare teacher certifications with required course certifications.

Powerful search.

Search by anything — a specific teacher, course, or school. PQ ESSA provides all the tools you need to quickly identify non-compliance, so you can spend less time digging through your data, and more time acting on it.

Secure. By design.

We built PQ ESSA from the ground-up using industry-surpassing security techniques and rock-solid architecture. We know your sensitive data is private, and we work around the clock to keep it that way.

Your data. Your way.

PQ ESSA runs in the cloud, but your data doesn't have to. Connect to any Student Information System (SIS), regardless of whether it's hosted on-premise or in the cloud. Be up and running the same day.

PQ ESSA works with all Student Information Systems (SIS), including:

  • PowerSchool PowerSchool logo
  • Synergy Synergy logo
  • Infinite Campus Infinite Campus logo
  • Skyward Skyward logo

Smart features.

Print letters

You're always one click away from generating and printing letters (in English or Spanish) notifying parents about out-of-field teachers, a new requirement of the ESSA.

Suggest teachers

PQ ESSA doesn't just let you compare certification — it suggests more qualified teachers to teach the course.

Mobile & tablet

Stay on-the-go with full access to your PQ ESSA Dashboard from any mobile device or tablet — no app required.

Powerful exports

Browse by Course, Teacher, School, or Certification. Then export to Print, PDF, Excel, or even PSC Request File ready for State submission.

About us.

We're a team of seasoned designers, developers, and data scientists with over 30 years of combined experience in the K-12 Education industry. We serve over 100 school districts across the United States.

Our passion for high quality software, functional, technical, data, and design processes drives us to create world-class software for the education industry. We intersect the power of beautiful and useful design, solid programming practices, and deep knowledge of student, course, K-12 employee, and teacher data to create stunning solutions that are as effortless to use as they are useful.

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