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HEART Database

The HEART database is provided as a free service to interested Keystone AEA schools. Participation is voluntary and optional. HEART is intended to serve as a data management and analysis tool for district-wide/school-wide academic assessment data.

The assessment data sets that can currently be imported into HEART include:

  • ITBS
  • ITED
  • ICAM

Questions about the assessment system and/or technical support can be directed to:
Bob Hankey at 800-632-5918

The HEART Database now has a behavior module for collecting and analyzing discipline referral data. The HEART Behavior Data module works in conjunction with the existing Academic Assessment System and will assist school teams in collecting and using school-wide data to identify students who may need more support. It can guide decisions about strategies; interventions and programs that will best meet the needs of the school.

In order for schools to access the HEART Behavior Data module, several criteria must be met and training is required. For more information or questions about the behavior data system, please contact:

DeAnne Blanchard
Learning Supports Consultant


Lois Henry
School Psychologist

Operations disclaimer:
The HEART database is intended to be available at all times, with the exception of maintenance and unanticipated downtime. However, Keystone AEA makes no warranty that the system will be available at any given time. Users who experience difficulty with access to HEART are asked to notify AEA 1 of the problem. The database will be restored to functioning as quickly as possible. Because of the inability to predict network problems and database problems, users are advised to allow extra time for unanticipated problems, especially when working close to deadlines.

Access the HEART Online Database

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