Soon it will take only the click of a computer-mouse button for Utah teachers, administrators, parents, or students to find out attendance, grades, and test scores of one particular child or whole groups of students, the Deseret News reports: The Utah State Office of Education has awarded a contract to an Orem-based software company, DigitalBridge, to manage student information throughout Utah. The five-year contract has yet to be signed but could cost approximately $6 million to $7.5 million. DigitalBridge, an information-sharing technology company formed in October 2004, also provides secured data in other industries, such as health care and the justice system. Utah’s 40 school districts and 96 charter schools will have the option of using DigitalBridge’s program, called Student Achievement Management System. Iron County School District was the first district to pilot the system in fall 2005. Iron District teachers gave DigitalBridge initial feedback on what educators wanted in using the data. "I feel like we have moved light years in terms of looking at individual students," said Iron District Superintendent Jim Johnson…

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