Skyward is the powerful student information system adopted by Fort Bend ISD several years ago. It has transformed access to student data for parents, students, teachers and administrators alike. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the key benefits Skyward delivers for the FBISD community.

Skyward FBISD

Anytime, Anywhere Access

One of the biggest advantages of Skyward FBISD is that it can be accessed online 24/7 from any internet-connected device. Students and parents no longer have to rely on printed reports sent home periodically to get insights into academic performance and progress. They can log into Skyward at any time to review grades, attendance, discipline records, school announcements and more. This empowers students to take more ownership of their learning.

Enhanced Home-School Communication

Email and messaging functions embedded within Skyward open up direct channels of communication between parents, teachers and school staff. Messages can be sent and received right within the system. Announcements and alerts keep everyone informed of important activities. This facilitates richer, more collaborative relationships to support student success.

Streamlined Administration

By consolidating all student data into a single, centralized database, Skyward automates and simplifies many administrative processes. Attendance tracking, grading, enrollment, student health records, discipline incidents and special program participation can all be recorded and managed seamlessly in one place. This removes tedious paperwork and saves valuable time for teachers, front office staff and administrators. Reports required for state and federal compliance can also be generated with just a few clicks.

Access from Mobile Devices

Skyward offers iOS and Android mobile apps that allow parents and students to view student information on the go. The Skyward Mobile Access app enables quick access to grades, homework assignments, calendars, attendance data and notifications. This means parents can stay up-to-date even if they are traveling for work or unable to log in from a computer. Students can also track academic progress and communicate with teachers on their smartphone or tablet.

Skyward FBISD Family Portal

Improved Data Accuracy

Consolidating all student data into a centralized database improves accuracy and provides a “single source of truth”. Data entry errors are reduced by eliminating duplicated data recorded in different systems. Reporting and analytics are also more reliable when pulling from a single database. Data validation rules in Skyward also prevent incorrect or out-of-range values from being saved.

Better Informed Decision Making

With a few clicks, administrators can generate high-level reports and dashboards to identify trends, measure progress on goals, and inform good decision-making. All stakeholders have access to the same validated data which improves transparency and collaboration. Skyward provides the information needed to make effective data-driven decisions.

In summary, Skyward delivers a multitude of benefits for FBISD students, parents, teachers and staff. It is an invaluable system that will continue providing improvements in access, efficiency, accuracy, communication and decision-making far into the future. The educational experience of FBISD families and staff is greatly enriched through the capabilities Skyward enables.