New version features expanded analysis, enhanced reporting capabilities

MCHENRY, Ill., March 28, 2011 – Follett Software Company announced this week the release of version 8.5 of TetraData, the company’s suite of K-12 data management, analysis and vision alignment tools that enables districts to more quickly user their data to make informed decisions, drive continuous improvement and impact student success.

Featuring performance enhancements to speed queries, expanded analysis and reporting capabilities and enhanced security reminders to protect student data, TetraData 8.5 also supports the new federal race and ethnicity reporting requirements.

“With 8.5, districts can more quickly use their data to make informed decisions, drive continuous improvement and impact student success,” said George Gatsis, vice president of product management, marketing and development for Follett Software Company. “Through periodic version updates, we ensure that our customers’ data management and analysis tools are evolving to meet the changing needs of education.”

The key features in TetraData 8.5 include:
• More intuitive user interface features an improved toolbar that guides users through building a basic query simply by following the order of the buttons on the screen.
• Added security reminders protect student information from exposure to non-authorized viewers.
• Improved report viewing options such as the ability to search for text in a report; TIFF, XML and CSV export options; and more user-friendly parameters.
• Expanded analysis and reporting capabilities for districts looking to monitor performance against benchmarks, item level and standards data.
• Support for the new federal race and ethnicity reporting requirements.
• Increased ethnicity analysis and reporting for districts with Native American populations.

In addition to an array of 8.5 user’s guides and documentation, Follett Software has produced a complimentary webinar, “What’s New in 8.5,” that provides a guided tour of the new enhancements. Existing TetraData customers may view the webinar by visiting and logging on to the Customer Portal.

Follett Software Releases TetraData 8.5

More information about Follett Software Company is available by visiting or calling 800.323.3397.

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About Follett Software Company (
Follett Software Company is the integrated educational technology solution provider that more than half of America’s school districts trust to support staff and engage students in today’s digitally rich learning environment. Follett’s digitally powered technologies help districts more efficiently and cost-effectively manage traditional and digital educational resources, provide digital learning environment tools focusing on student achievement and make confident decisions based on quality academic data. Powerful, integrated solutions enable Follett to support today’s collaborative learning community and empower next generation learning. Follett Software Company is a subsidiary of Follett Corporation, a $2.7 billion, privately held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and has its headquarters in River Grove, Ill.

About TetraData Solutions
Follett Software’s TetraData suite of data management, analysis and vision alignment solutions capture, integrate and store data from administrative and educational systems and deliver comprehensive and customized data analysis and reporting. With TetraData solutions, educators can easily and accurately assess the factors that drive performance on a district level as well as on an individual student level. With TetraData solutions, educators and administrators from the statehouse to the schoolhouse find it easier to make decisions that can improve instruction and student outcomes.

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