MESA, Ariz., May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Edupoint® Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy® Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by the Maine Department of Education (Maine DOE) to provide a State Level Student Information and Reporting System (SSIRS). As the sole award recipient from a field of seven competitive bidders, the Synergy State solution will replace the state's existing Infinite Campus State Edition with a scalable student information database to aggregate data from all school administrative units (SAUs), using Ed-Fi to collect data on Maine's 180,000 students for state and federal reporting mandated by the state's Department of Education.
"Maine's student data represents one of the cornerstones for the Department of Education as we try to make informed decisions on improving educational results," says Maine's Education Data Manager, Brian Snow. "The Synergy product promises better control of the quality of information collected, which can then ensure better decisions."
The Synergy State solution will provide Maine with a centralized database that connects SAU local data systems with the state's student data collection process, improving overall reporting functionality and the quality and accuracy of student data. Districts that do not have local data systems to enter data may log into the Synergy State system directly and input data using any supported web browser. Student demographics, enrollment, health, assessment, CTE, and special education data will be submitted by SAUs through the securely hosted Synergy State solution, where query and reporting tools will allow the state to access, display, and analyze data in real time.
Under terms of the contract, SAUs have the option to license the Synergy Education Platform directly with the Department at pre-negotiated rates without needing to go through the bid process. The Synergy Education Platform unites distinct K-12 data management functions in one fully-integrated solution, creating system-wide data connections that help improve administrative processes and learning outcomes without the hassle or cost of third-party system integrations. Along with the industry's richest student information system feature set, Synergy includes comprehensive assessment, learning and curriculum management, analytics, online registration, role-based mobile applications, and tools to help ensure IEP compliance.
"Edupoint is pleased to provide Maine with a technologically advanced solution for their State Level Student Information and Reporting System," says Rob Wilson, Edupoint's President and Chief Innovation Officer. "It is an honor to partner with a state that values the importance of harnessing both student and instructional data to help transform the way schools and districts operate. We look forward to developing a longstanding relationship with the Maine Department of Education, and to welcoming districts throughout the state to the Synergy family."
The contract is currently awaiting final approval from the Bureau of Purchases. Maine SAUs are scheduled to begin reporting data to the state via the Synergy State solution in July 2017.
About Edupoint Educational Systems:
For more than thirty years, the leadership of Edupoint Educational Systems has provided well designed, technologically advanced student data management systems that empower all K-12 stakeholders with the tools they need to improve student achievement. The Synergy Education Platform is a suite of integrated solutions that includes Synergy SIS, the most powerful K-12 student information system available today, Synergy LMS, an all-in-one learning and assessment platform, and Synergy Special Education, a comprehensive special education data management system. More than a data management tool, Synergy is a collaborative environment that facilitates improved communication between educators, administrators, parents and students resulting in better instructional decisions at all levels.
To learn why thousands of schools across the country use the Synergy Education Platform to manage more than 3.5 million students, visit www.Edupoint.com.
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