Atlanta, GA and Gibbstown, N.J.–June 25, 2007–(NECC 2007 – Booth #3259) – OnCourse Systems for Education, a provider of web-based tools that streamline and automate educational processes for public and private school districts, today announced the launch of Student Stats?, its latest addition to the OnCourse suite of solutions for teachers and administrators. Student Stats, is an innovative solution that offers a convenient and efficient means of monitoring student performance–supporting dynamic access to and analysis of standardized testing data.
With OnCourse Student Stats, school districts can easily upload state and benchmark test results in order to quickly aggregate and disaggregate data, providing the ability to compare current and prior-year assessment data across subgroups, grade levels and schools. Student Stats can be used individually or in combination with the OnCourse Lesson Planner and/or Grade Book solutions to provide the ultimate data analysis solution, allowing educators to analyze the impact of standards-based instruction and assessment in one, robust, easy-to-use system.
"The No Child Left Behind Act has put significant accountability requirements on teachers and administrators for monitoring and addressing student performance," said Georgia Gallicchio, chief marketing officer at OnCourse Systems for Education. "We developed Student Stats to streamline the tracking and analysis of student performance. By delivering vital assessment results in a timely manner to all educational stakeholders, including administrators, teachers, students and parents, they are more quickly, efficiently and accurately able to gauge student achievement against education standards. We have received a tremendous amount of interest in this product so far, especially in the states that have the most stringent assessment requirements."
"We have found OnCourse to be very receptive over the last five years in meeting the needs of our school district with our implementation of OnCourse Lesson Planner," said Dr. Joseph F. Canataro, superintendent for Deptford Township Public Schools in New Jersey. "It was this willingness to listen and act upon our requests that led to our decision to purchase Student Stats. We are confident that OnCourse will facilitate expansion of the present capabilities of Student Stats as our district´s need for more sophisticated data analysis will undoubtedly necessitate."
With its powerful, yet easy-to-use features, OnCourse Student Stats makes it faster and easier to track individual student, school-wide and district-wide performance against standards; easily identify at-risk students; understand training needs of teachers and generate custom reports.
Since Student Stats is part of the OnCourse platform, the application is available 24/7 from any Internet-connected computer. OnCourse´s ASP (Application Service Provider) model enables school districts to enjoy the advantages of using advanced technology solutions while avoiding the work, risk and investment typically associated with purchasing and maintaining software solutions in house.
About OnCourse Systems for Education
OnCourse Systems for Education is a full-service provider of web-based tools that streamline and automate educational processes for teachers and administrators in public and private school districts. Its flagship product, OnCourse Lesson Planner, is a web-based tool that automates the creation, management and sharing of lesson plans with more than 40,000 users representing 150 school districts in over 24 states. OnCourse also offers Grade Book, a web-based tool that automates the capture, calculation and communication of student grades. Founded in 2002, OnCourse is headquartered in Gibbstown, N.J. For more information on OnCourse Systems, visit www.oncoursesystems.com.