Universal Supports Assessment and Planning Tool (USAPT)
Online System Guide

The online system for the USAPT allows your building team to enter data twice a year and graph the data to determine baseline universal supports and progress over time.

Each building will have a log in that ensures your information is secure. A district level log in will allow an administrator to review information for buildings throughout the district and an ISD level log in will allow an administrator to review data at the county/multi-county level.

The district and ISD level access will not permit changes to data entered at the building level. The default district administrator is the district special education director and the default ISD administrator is the ISD director of special education. These may be changed upon request from the directors.

Instructions for using the online system:


  • Before you can use the system, you must register your building.
    To register your building, go to:


Complete the form.

You will receive a confirmation email that indicates your registration form was submitted. Once your registration is approved, you will be able to log into the USAPT system. 

Note: The system uses email addresses for the log in therefore each building must have a different email address for the log in. We suggest that you use the email address for the building principal or the building coach to log into the system.


  • Go to www.gvsu.edu/usapt to log into the online USAPT system.
    You will be prompted to re-set your password and then log-in with your new password. 

    Please keep track of this password so you will have it to log in to the USAPT System next time.

  • On the home page, you will see the USAPT sections listed. For each section, you will click on the “Start/Resume” button to enter data. If you want to enter data with the possibility to change it later, click “save.” If during your session, you need to start over with a section, click “reset.” Once you have entered your data and no changes are needed, click “submit.” Once you click the “submit” button, you will not be able to make changes. You can graph the data once the “submit” button is clicked for any of the areas.

  • Once you have entered the data, you can click on “My results” to see a graph of the data. You can print the page if you want a hard copy.
    At this time, the system will not allow you to download the data to an Excel file, but this may be an option in the future.

  • Use the “Contributors” button to list all team members who contributed to the completion of the USAPT. This will allow you to track team participants over time.

  • You may enter USAPT data twice a year:

    • Fall data entry dates – August 1st  to December 1st

    • Spring data entry dates – March 1st to July 1st


If you have questions about the online USAPT System, contact Melissa Adair: adairm@gvsu.edu



Page last modified January 30, 2013