From a classroom teachers’ perspective, Encompass is a very user-friendly program that gives quick access to a student, or a group of student’s progress in school. the information that can be obtained is up-to-date and quite vast in nature. Having the ability to group students to monitor such things as attendance, etc. is also very helpful. Seeing comments that other teachers have written about students can be helpful to find out what is going on in a student’s life, how they are doing in another class or some helpful teaching strategies that someone else is having success with. Certainly our mantra of ‘putting students first’ can be better accomplished with this program.