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Press Release: Schoolnet’s GradeSpeed SIS is Now Complete and Available to Districts

Dynamic Student Information System is Comprehensive
and Exceedingly User-Friendly

New York, NY, February 10, 2010 –Schoolnet, Inc., the nation’s leader in data-driven decision making, announces the completion of GradeSpeed SIS, a fully comprehensive student information system developed in close collaboration with partner districts. The completion of GradeSpeed SIS comes after two years of client use, feedback and development with over 200 districts.

Schoolnet is excited to welcome Ysleta ISD and Albemarle County Public Schools as the two newest districts to implement the GradeSpeed SIS and join the Schoolnet community.

The GradeSpeed SIS allows districts to easily manage and track all of their school data including schedules, student data, and parent communications. GradeSpeed SIS allows administrators to easily submit state reports and design school schedules while it allows teachers the ability to manage grades and provide progress reports to parents. In addition parents and students have real-time access to assignments, grades and teacher communication tools.

GradeSpeed SIS customers particularly rely on the drag and drop master scheduler that is designed around Robert Hansen’s methodology. This functionally allows for automatic or manual scheduling, manages student and teacher records, and generates and records attendance, discipline and report card information, easily and seamlessly.

Importantly, current GradeSpeed Gradebook customers can easily upgrade to modules within the GradeSpeed SIS without having to completely replace their student information system.

Districts like Ysleta ISD in Texas and Albemarle County Public Schools in VA, have selected GradeSpeed SIS to meet all their data needs and requirements. They see GradeSpeed SIS as a cost effective solution that is user-friendly, completely web-based, and intuitive. It enables them to use one SIS for their student information needs, without having to supplement the system with third parties; and to streamline reporting across the district.

“We are especially pleased that we can now obtain all our data tracking and analysis needs through one partner, Schoolnet,” said Pam Moran, Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools. “In tandem with Schoolnet’s Instructional Management System, GradeSpeed SIS supports our work with a comprehensive and dynamic performance management system. The Schoolnet staff provides customized attention and exemplary service. I believe that Schoolnet and GradeSpeed SIS will add significant performance value to any school district looking to enhance learning results through more informed data-driven decision making. Most importantly, the Gradespeed SIS offers a contemporary solution to managing multiple data sources that are essential to the work of professional learning communities.”
“After considering several solutions, we have settled on the GradeSpeed SIS for its innovative master scheduling capability, the ease of use and it’s web accessibility,” said Dr. Johnny E. Brown, Superintendent of Schools, Port Arthur ISD. “We are excited to finally enable our teachers and counselors to access the gradebook and data they need from anywhere, anytime, and to provide parents with on-demand access to their children’s progress. In addition to the SIS, we have signed on to implement Schoolnet’s Formative Assessment, Curriculum Management, and Data Reporting and Analysis solutions. We’re looking forward to having one integrated solution for all our data needs. “
Schoolnet will be hosting demo’s featuring GradeSpeed SIS in February at the TCEA conference in Austin, TX and AASA in Phoenix, AZ. Customized demonstrations can be scheduled for those interested.

About GradeSpeed SIS
Schoolnet’s GradeSpeed SIS is a comprehensive solution for districts to manage and track student data, and parent communications. For administrators, GradeSpeed SIS serves as the hub of student data, providing tools to enroll and transfer students, generate state reports, student health reports, and transcripts and report cards. It also efficiently creates student and teacher master schedules.

GradeSpeed SIS provides teachers with a robust tool set for tracking and managing grades, behavior and attendance, generating progress reports and communicating with parents and students. Additionally, GradeSpeed’s SIS ParentConnection and StudentConnection gives parents and students real-time access to a variety of data including assignments and grades, tools to communicate with teachers and the ability to set email and mobile alerts and notification based on student data.

Built from the ground up as a web-based system that leverages the Microsoft .Net Framework, GradeSpeed SIS is one of the most scalable, stable and efficient student information systems on the market today. It delivers an unparalleled user experience, application performance and reliability, and easily scales to meet a district’s growing and changing needs.

About Schoolnet, Inc.
Schoolnet, Inc. is the leader in Data-Driven Decision Making for K12 school districts. Schoolnet’s award winning Instructional Management Suite (IMS) and GradeSpeed SIS and Gradebook solutions help districts improve efficiency and increase student achievement. Schoolnet’s systems are built upon an open, scalable platform that provides users with the data, reports, tools, and content to develop teachers, individualize instruction, engage parents, and promote school improvement. Schoolnet’s solutions are used successfully by many of the nation’s largest school districts including Chicago Public Schools, Houston ISD and the School District of Philadelphia.

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