Aldine Independent School District, Texas, selects eSchoolPLUS 4.0, the Next-Generation Student Information System
Aldine Independent School District (ISD), Texas, has selected eSchoolPLUS 4.0 from SunGard K-12 Education to manage student data and support student achievement. The next-generation student information system, eSchoolPLUS 4.0 is a forward-thinking solution for student information management that helps educators directly and positively impact student achievement.
Aldine ISD, which has a vision of producing the nation’s best, prepares each student academically and socially to be a critical thinker, problem solver, and responsible and productive citizen. Aldine ISD’s growing enrollment eclipsed 70,000 students in fall 2015 and is expected to increase by three percent a year for the next five years.
This decision concludes a detailed 16-month selection process, during which the district reviewed numerous proposals, evaluated various demonstrations, participated in multiple product review sessions, and interviewed many school districts. Candice Moore, Aldine ISD’s executive director of student services and PEIMS coordinator, said eSchoolPLUS 4.0 is the best choice for the district’s student information system. “During the evaluation process it became clear that eSchoolPLUS 4.0 will provide Aldine ISD with a very scalable, flexible, and customizable solution built on industry standards. SunGard K-12 Education, which has dedicated support for Texas school districts’ state reporting needs, works with school districts in a way that promotes mutually beneficial success,” she said. “Aldine ISD is confident that eSchoolPLUS 4.0 is the right student information system for Aldine ISD and its stakeholders.”
Adam Eberle, SunGard K-12 Education’s chief commercial officer, welcomes Aldine to the family of SunGard K-12 Education customers. “Aldine ISD is an outstanding school district that is very focused on the success of its students,” he said. “We’re honored that Aldine ISD has chosen eSchoolPLUS 4.0 to support its student achievement initiatives.”
eSchoolPLUS 4.0 delivers on the vision of bringing a highly elegant solution with user-focused interactivity to schools. With HTML5 as its core technology, eSchoolPLUS 4.0 offers the same application and user experience across any browser and choice of PC, Mac®, Chromebook™ notebook computer, and iPad® or other tablet. The solution’s smart user interface supports usability with features including responsive design, advanced navigation tools, and mobile-first design concepts, such as tablet-friendly icons and pages and gesture-friendly screens. The result is a very user-friendly experience, regardless of which of the multitude of devices and browsers educators and administrators are using to access this web-based application.
This solution also provides advanced tools and at-a-glance insights that promote collaboration between administrators, teachers, parents, and students. Highly customizable smart search functionality throughout the software puts ad-hoc reporting capabilities at the fingertips of educators. And, with SunGard K-12’s hallmark PLUS 360 Notifications, eSchoolPLUS 4.0 mines student data to help increase user efficiency by allowing educational stakeholders to choose to be automatically alerted when certain events occur or criteria are met.
Part of the PLUS 360 suite, eSchoolPLUS is an industry-leading student information management system for K-12 schools. It has received Gartner’s highest possible rating, has been repeatedly named to District Administration’s Top 100 products list and recognized with eSchool News Readers’ Choice Award, and was a finalist in the 2014 CODiE Award Program.
About SunGard K-12 Education
SunGard K-12 Education offers software solutions designed to help teachers, administrators, and parents support student achievement. PLUS 360 is a single integrated suite of software solutions for the management of student information, assessment and curriculum, special education, and financial and human resources. The suite—which provides district staff with anytime, anywhere access to important district information—can be deployed to work together or implemented as stand-alone systems to help meet educational goals and requirements. For more information, visit SunGard K-12 Education at sungardk12.com.
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Release Number: 2015-0043