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IlluminateEd User Conference - San Diego Jan 30-Feb 1

San Diego Conference Center - Jan 30-Feb 1st

​Attending the Illuminate Education User Conference in San Diego at the end of this month?  Stop by the CASDAAP booth to learn more about the California Association of School Data, Assessment, and Accountability Professionals.  Mention that you saw this announcement and claim your free prize (while dwindling supplies last!)  Or just stop by and talk to Chris or Kate from CASDAAP. More info about the Illuminate conference: More info about CASDAAP:
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Aeries Software adopts Ed-Fi Standard

Aeries Software, the leading provider of student data management systems in California with over 530 public school districts utilizing the Aeries® Student Information System (SIS), today announced at its annual fall User's Conference that it has committed to delivering interoperability to its customers by adopting the Ed-Fi Data Standard, which is a way for multiple sources of data to seamlessly and securely connect. Aeries Software is currently pursuing Ed-Fi Certification, which will ensure the technology platforms are mapped correctly and will work as intended. Aeries Software will be offering this additional functionality to its school districts at no cost. "By adopting the Ed-Fi Data St...
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Illuminate becomes Google Premier Partner.

IRVINE, Calif. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (PRWEB) June 25, 2018 Illuminate Education, a leading K-12 Education Intelligence Platform (EIP), today announced it has been certified as a Google for Education Premier Partner. As part of the partnership, Illuminate Education also selected Google Cloud Platform to power the Illuminate EIP. The collaboration will create interoperability with Google Classroom, streamlined navigation for users, and enhanced insights to drive personalized learning. As a Google for Education Premier Partner, Illuminate Education is integrating its entire suite of products into the Google Cloud ecosystem, including full support of Google for Education productivity tools. ...
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Finally! A way to transfer assignments/grades in PowerSchool!

Assignment and Grade Transfer Plug-in Moving assignment and grade information for students moving from one section of a course to another is manual process and a major pain in PowerSchool. Computer Logic Group has developed a simple plug-in that turns this laborious job into a smooth, efficient transaction for teachers inside of PowerTeacher Pro. This may well be the number one enhancement request from PowerSchool users, so spend 10 minutes walking through how this plug-in will save your team time and frustration while making you a hero to all!Click on the date you would like to join us to register!Wed May 30th 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Thurs May 31st 10:00 am - 10:20 am
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New Aeries Webinar Workshops

The Aeries website has been updated with the workshops being offered in the Spring.Please visit the Aeries website at www.aeries.com/workshops-events for detailed information on the workshops available. Webinar workshops now open for registration: Aeries Career PathwaysAeries Career Pathway Dashboard makes CALPADS reporting a much easier task.  Join us for an interactive session to learn how to identify your Career Pathway students and tag them for 2016-2017 EOY data requirements.Aeries Web Security & Portal OptionsAn overview of implementing and managing Aeries security, portal options, portal account management, and portal groups security.Aeries Database Administrator (DBA) Overvi...
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Illuminate Education acquires eduCLIMBER

Illuminate Education, the company transforming K-12 instruction through educational intelligence solutions, has joined forces with eduCLIMBER, a unique cloud-based data system that increases efficiency and accuracy of data analysis to improve student outcomes. eduCLIMBER is based in Evansville, Wis. and currently serves hundreds of school districts. The dynamic combination will add eduCLIMBER's data capabilities, which focus on the visualization of both academic and behavioral data, to Illuminate Education's established Education Intelligence Platform. The companies' aligned missions and complementary technologies will allow them to provide increasingly more useful and user-friendly data to ...
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Harris School Solutions Acquires Quintessential School Systems

Bethel Park, PA: Harris School Solutions (HSS), the premier provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, charter schools, and continuing education programs across North America, announced the recent acquisition of Quintessential School Systems (QSS), a provider of administrative software and consulting services for those same educational markets. By purchasing the San Carlos, California-based company, HSS looks not only to expand its line of high-quality software, hardware, and services, but also to increase its presence in California, thereby benefiting – while also expanding – its Financial Solutions business unit’s clientele in the region. Said Scott Schollenberger, EVP of HSS’ Financial Solutions unit, “We’re excited to bring QSS, its employees, its products, and its services into the Harris School Solutions family. Obviously, this is great news for us as a company in that we’re building a larger presence in California, but more importantly this really is going to make a positive difference for our clients. They’ll have access to even more great resources for their schools and programs.” The QSS resources to which Schollenberger alluded include, most notably, QSS/OASIS, a complete administrative solution featuring a system of fully integrated modules ranging from General Ledger, Payroll and Fixed Assets to Inventory, Base Personnel, Position Control and more. Schollenberger pointed to both the current success and the future potential of QSS/OASIS in particular as a major factor behind the decision to make the purchase, saying, “QSS/OASIS is capable of going beyond single school districts; it actually can and already does support multi-district agencies, such as county offices of Education, and also community colleges. We see this product as a way to bolster what we offer now while opening even more doors for HSS in the future.” Similarly, QSS expressed its excitement over joining with HSS. According to Duane Percox, COO of the company prior to its acquisition, “Harris School Solutions is an outstanding organization, not just because of its products and services, but also because of the people who offer them. The people within the company are the real deal, so I’m thrilled to be working with them. Together, we’re going to offer our same great products and services, but to many, many more schools across North America.” ### About Harris School Solutions: Founded in 1976, Harris School Solutions is a leading provider of diverse and pioneering software solutions for the K-12, Charter School, and Continuing Education markets, offering sophisticated technology, outstanding customer care, and market-driven products. Click here to learn more about Harris School Solutions. About QSS: Quintessential School Systems was founded in 1990 by five partners who had already accumulated over 80 years of combined experience providing data processing solutions for public school districts.  With a skilled staff focused on the public school market, QSS provides quality solutions for school-business computing needs. Contact Information: Trisha Daniel, Marketing ManagerHarris School      
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Illuminate Ed Conference - San Diego Feb 21/22

I'll be blogging about the Illuminate Conference today and tomorrow.  Excited to see how large this group has grown over the last few years!
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Naiku and Infinite Campus Announce Partnership

Naiku and Infinite Campus announced today a partnership for integrating Naiku assessment software with the Infinite Campus SIS. The companies have achieved interoperability using the IMS LTI standard, demonstrating tasks such as single-signon from Infinite Campus to Naiku and transfer of assessment scores from Naiku to the Infinite Campus gradebook. See this Press Release for additional details.

The integration leverages the IMS® LTI interoperability standard to seamlessly work together, aiding workflow and ease-of-use for teachers and students. Teachers can accomplish tasks in Naiku, such as creating, importing, selecting, and/or assigning tests, directly from their Infinite Campus account. Similarly, students can take tests in Naiku directly from Infinite Campus; no separate login is required into their secure account. Data, such as assessment scores, transfers automatically to Infinite Campus as well.

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Millbrae USD adopts Edupoint's Registration & Assessment Products

Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by Millbrae School District (MSD) to implement the company’s Synergy Online Registration and Synergy Assessment solutions.

MILLBRAE, Calif. — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by Millbrae School District (MSD) to implement the company’s Synergy Online Registration and Synergy Assessment solutions, and the Inspect(R) Item Bank from Key Data Systems that works seamlessly with Synergy Assessment. MSD is located in San Mateo County in the San Francisco Bay Area.

These modules will augment the district’s current implementation of Synergy Education Platform, which includes Synergy Student Information System, Master Schedule Builder, the ParentVUE(R) and StudentVUE(R) web portals and mobile apps, and the TeacherVUE(R) Portal with gradebook. All Synergy modules are fully integrated across the platform and provide real-time information to stakeholders.

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Another big acquisition for PowerSchool . . .

From the PowerSchool press release Dec 7th, 2016; I am excited to announce that PowerSchool has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SunGard K-12, a leading provider of cloud-enabled ERP and back- office solutions designed to power school operations and improve efficiency. SunGard’s ERP platform provides comprehensive finance, human resources, payroll, and compliance capabilities that are developed and fully adaptable to meet the needs of K-12 schools and districts. This acquisition will provide significant value to our education community by bringing together K-12 focused cloud ERP with PowerSchool’s best-in-class Unified Classroom and Student Information System. Thank you for your continued support. In the meantime, for more information, please visit www.powerschool.com/sungardk12 Regards, Hardeep Gulati PowerSchool CEO
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Aeries Data Entry Guide (2015)

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We just posted a wonderful resource sent to us from Redding School District. If you are an Aeries SIS user you will find this data entry guide extremely valuable. And if you don't use Aeries - we need whatever publicly sharable documents you have! (Please no proprietary vendor documents unless they are specifically in the public domain). Registered members of this site can "Add a File" by choosing that link from their "USER" menu. Documents are reviewed to make sure they fit with the document sharing policy of the site and then published in an appropriate category. Check the downloads area.  It's posted under the "CALPADS" section.  Remember to log in first!
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PowerSchool acquires Chalkable

PowerSchool today announced it had acquired Chalkable, a provider of student achievement and regional education data management solutions. The acquisition brings positive behavior intervention and classroom culture into the PowerSchool 'Unified Classroom' Solution to further empower teachers and improve school culture by teaching students' social skills that contribute to good character and a positive classroom environment. "We believe adding PowerSchool's Unified Classroom to current Chalkable solutions will help their teachers more effectively instruct, assess, evaluate, and improve learning outcomes for their students" said Powerschool CEO Hardeep Gulati.

"We believe adding PowerSchool's Unified Classroom to current Chalkable solutions will help their teachers more effectively instruct, assess, evaluate, and improve learning outcomes for their students"

PowerSchool CEO Hardeep Gulati

This is the sixth major software company to be acquired by PowerSchool in the last year. In August, PowerSchool purchased SRB Education Solutions, which provides business management software to school districts in Canada and the U.S. In June, PowerSchool acquired the LMS company Haiku Learning. Its technology allows PowerSchool to offer online content, such as other companies' websites, in a controlled environment. In April, it bought Tienet from Maximus, used to manage special education programs.

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