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Public Sector: Education

How InRule Helps Departments of Education

State Departments of Education rely on InRule to manage the logic and calculations associated with a variety of rule- and calculation-intensive initiatives, such as school lunch program eligibility and student data management.

InRule can be used to determine a child’s eligibility for free or discounted lunch programs based on existing participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) or foster care.

When lunch program rules change due to evolving legislation, InRule makes it easy for non-technical users to make updates to the logic that determines eligibility and ensures that the organization is in compliance with federal and state mandates. Read about how one state uses InRule to expedite the approval of school lunch program benefits for children across the state.

InRule can also be used to map all student-performance data to Ed-Fi standards, including attendance, discipline records and standardized testing results. Though Ed-Fi allows for interoperability among education data systems to improve student achievement and boost teacher satisfaction, it first requires that data meet certain parameters before it can fully comply with the standard.

Through a series of rules and workflows, InRule transforms the data from various education agencies and sources to allow for a secure and integrated exchange of student information. States and districts can then develop dashboards that provide permission-based insights into detailed student level data.