Gibbstown, N.J. — August 20, 2007 — OnCourse Systems for Education, a provider of web-based tools that streamline and automate educational processes for public and private school districts, today announced that as a result of its rapid growth across the country, it now supports the educational standards for every state. OnCourse will now be able to integrate educational standards from every state in its Lesson Planner, Grade Book and Student Stats solutions and provide instant updates as standards are added or changed.
"The No Child Left Behind requirements have significantly increased the workload for teachers and administrators," said Georgia Gallicchio, chief marketing officer at OnCourse Systems. "With educational standards constantly being added and updated, it is difficult for schools to remain up-to-date and comply with these standards. Now, our solutions will put these standards at the fingertips of teachers across the nation when creating their lesson plans and recording grades. We are focused on improving the productivity of our teachers and administrators and enabling them to concentrate more on educating their students."
OnCourse Systems´ products help teachers work with greater productivity, flexibility and effectiveness while also providing administrators access to the necessary data to ensure compliance with educational standards and to improve performance and ensure accountability in their schools.
By integrating online educational standards, OnCourse Lesson Planner enables teachers to map lessons to standards in just a few clicks of the computer mouse and it allows school and district administrators to generate reports about instructional activity. As a result, administrators can conduct data-driven discussions, and, ultimately, make more informed decisions.
OnCourse Grade Book allows teachers to easily map all assignments to relevant educational standards and enables administrators to create standards-based report cards that show how students are performing vis-a-vis specific requirements.
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. In 2007, Lesson Planner received the Association of Educational Publishers´ Distinguished Achievement Award and ComputED´s Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES). OnCourse also offers Grade Book, a web-based tool that automates the capture, calculation and communication of student grades and OnCourse Student Stats, an online tool for streamlining the tracking and analysis of student performance. Founded in 2002, OnCourse is headquartered in Gibbstown, N.J. For more information on OnCourse Systems, visit www.oncoursesystems.com.