Lucid Data announces the release of PDExpress 2015. The release contains many new features and performance enhancements, including two highly requested capabilities – user-defined routable forms and customizable page layouts. With user-defined forms, school districts can create any form (i.e., expense reports, medical authorization, HR/benefit selection, field trip, mentoring logs, etc.) that requires single or multi-level approval. And, with Custom page layouts, Lucid expands PDExpress’ flexibility by offering the ability for administrative users to create personalized custom page layouts. All PDExpress customers are now able to download PDExpress 2015 from Lucid’s customer support center and upgrade (at no cost) when time permits.
On August 8, 1999 Lucid Data Corporation was founded by two entrepreneurs with the dream of helping school districts manage individual professional development plans for teachers. That dream was to invent a software technology that would give school districts a method for making it easier for teachers to create and submit their individual growth plans for review and approval. Since then, our software, PDExpress, has expanded to include a comprehensive professional development and teacher evaluation management system. Since the start, our belief has been that work is not simply a place, and that our software would empower and help teachers and administrators, by giving them easy access to their information anytime, anywhere and from any web-enabled device.
Over the last 15 years, we’ve held steadfast to the belief that it is paramount to listen carefully to your needs and challenges and anticipate the future on your behalf. You are the driving force behind Lucid, always pushing us to be our best and to do what’s right for you. Your support and continued trust in us are at the heart of our success. Thank you.
Today, Lucid continues to enhance PDExpress by adding new features and functionality as well as expand access to various mobile computing platforms. Lucid also recently announced the availability of a Cloud-based hosting option for new and existing customers, which greatly reduces, if not eliminates, the involvement of district technical support staff and the need for an expensive Server infrastructure.
Ultimately, the value of technology can only be measured by how it benefits you, our customers. That’s why we believe putting people at the center of technology is fundamental to our success and to yours. No matter what form devices take, how rich applications become, or over what networks information travels, it starts and ends with people – connecting them to what they need to do and what they need to achieve.
The first 15 years have been a fun and exciting journey, and we look forward to what the next 15 years will bring. We do know that the technology landscape is going to continue to change as will the requirements in managing professional learning and evaluations, and as these changes take place, we’ll be ready and so will you. That’s our promise to you and what a true partnership is really all about.
So, on behalf of the Lucid team, thank you for taking this journey with us and for sharing in our vision and our dreams.
Here’s to the next 15 Years!!
Mark and John
Lucid Data Corporation and School Improvement Network have formed a partnership that integrates PD 360, the leading on-demand professional learning resource with Lucid’s PDExpress, a leader in online Professional Development, Teacher Evaluation and Observation Management Systems.
The integration enables educators to easily register, access, and engage with PD 360 research-based video content and related learning tools and log their participation in PDExpress, creating a transcript of completed professional development coursework. Integration of these resources makes it possible for school district leaders to offer educators highly targeted, job-embedded professional learning opportunities, while seamlessly tracking and reporting progress from PD 360 content in PDExpress, allowing every user to get the full value out of each system. The integration of these two proven resources is available with Lucid’s current release, PDExpress 2014.
PDExpress supports Apple iPad running iOS6 or higher making it easy to create staff observations, self assessments and evaluations from anywhere. Teachers and administrators have full access to PD records using the same environment they use on their desktop without the need to download or learn a new application.
Click the “Press Release” link to read more about support for the iPad and IOS6+: Press Release
PDExpress® includes comprehensive staff self assessment, observation and evaluation features that are fully integrated with professional learning and are included at no additional cost. These features are completely open and enable you to manage your assessment and evaluation programs based on any model or State standard.
Click the “Press Release” link to read more about Lucid’s observation and evaluation component featured in the THE Journal: Press Release
- Use the staff evaluation model of your choice.
- Review a staff member’s complete professional learning history including in and out of district coursework, professional growth plans, goal attainment, credentials and demographic information while simultaneously writing evaluations and observations.
- Create an unlimited number of custom evaluation, observation, and self assessment forms.
- Import and export rubrics to support State evaluation standards.
- Create an unlimited number of performance levels and rubrics.
- Automatically route teacher self assessments for review and notify reviewers by email.
- Attach digital files to evaluations, observations, and self assessments.
- Create individual growth plans and goals as a result of performance evaluations.
- Automatically link goals to professional development activities and courses.
- Download evaluation, observation and self assessment results data for analysis in other programs such as Microsoft Excel
- Print and PDF evaluation, observation and self assessment forms.
Contact us at 513.248.4999 to learn more about the new evaluation, self-assessment and observation features and to understand why integrating evaluation with professional learning creates a positive environment for professional growth.