Chester Upland School District, Pa., selects SunGard K-12 Education’s PLUS 360 suite
Chester Upland School District, Pa., selects the SunGard K-12 Education’s complete PLUS 360 student solution for managing student demographic and performance data and supporting student achievement. The district has added eSchoolPLUS for managing student information, IEPPLUS for efficiently managing its special education process, and PerformancePLUS for tracking and managing student assessment data.
eSchoolPLUS is a recognized, industry-leading student information management system for K-12 schools. It has received Gartner’s highest possible rating, was named to District Administration’s Top 100 products list, and was a finalist in the 2014 CODiE Award Program. A cost-effective software solution, eSchoolPLUS helps educators manage day-to-day student administration, monitor student performance, and facilitate communications between district staff, parents, and students.
IEPPLUS allows district staff to efficiently manage the entire special education process—from referral, evaluation, and IEP development to maintaining historical information and ensuring compliance with IDEA regulations. Intuitive web-based forms increase the speed and ease of creating IEPs. The software solution alleviates administrative burdens and helps improve the accuracy of reporting with automated compliance validation and automated notifications to alert district staff of critical information or actions needed.
PerformancePLUS provides a single connection point for anywhere, anytime access to a school district’s assessment data. The software helps track longitudinal assessment results through interactive graphs correlated to state standards. Teachers and administrators have the ability to aggregate and disaggregate assessment data and use this information to establish and monitor goals, modify curriculum, and ultimately enhance the teaching and learning environment. In addition, PerformancePLUS offers educators a simple way to create, score, and analyze local assessments, making them a powerful solution set to help guide instruction. PerformancePLUS was named Best Online School District Management System in the 20th Annual Best Educational Software Awards.
All three solutions are part of SunGard K-12 Education’s PLUS 360 suite. Helping districts lead without limits, PLUS 360 is a single integrated software solution for the management of student information, assessment and curriculum, special education, and financial and human resources. With PLUS 360, educators are able to access the information they need to engage students, affect positive change, and ultimately improve student achievement. The administrative software solutions can be deployed to work together or implemented as powerful, best-in-class systems to help meet educational goals and requirements. PLUS 360 was selected by the readers of eSchoolNews as a top K-12 technology product for 2014-15