Pearson launches integrated data sharing service

Monday, June 23, 2014

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today announced the integration of its GradPoint and PowerSchool applications, allowing customers to synch course and student data on a regular basis. The combined GradPoint—PowerSchool application is now available to existing customers of GradPoint and PowerSchool, as well as districts and schools nationwide.

“This service comes at the request of many customers who need a data sharing solution that requires less time to administer and allows more time to educate,” said Marc Guerrasio, Executive Vice President of Product Management and General Manager of Institutional Business for Connections Learning by Pearson. “At the district level, it allows student data to be seamlessly available.”

The GradPoint—PowerSchool integration automates data sharing, enabling customers to:

  • Spend less time manually setting up courses and updating record systems, reducing duplicative processes
  • Leverage one provider for both student information system (SIS) and curriculum needs for virtual/blended and credit recovery programs
  • Use one single sign-on system, accessible by administrators, teachers, students, and parents

“Northwest Ohio Virtual Academy recently integrated 16 school districts onto GradPoint—PowerSchool,” said Gene Rupp, Virtual Academy Director of Fayette Local School in Fayette, Ohio. “The GradPoint—PowerSchool team was adept at navigating the unique differences of each district and was able to provide instant solutions that met the needs of all stakeholders.”

PowerSchool is a web-based student information system that supports 13 million students in 50 states and over 65 countries. Using PowerSchool, teachers are able to manage student data including grades and attendance, which students and parents can view at home. GradPoint is an award-winning collection of more than 200 standards-based online courses for students in grades 6-12. It includes curriculum in core subject areas, foreign languages, electives, Advanced Placement, credit recovery, career technical education (CTE), and more.

Guerrasio added, “Together on one platform, the GradPoint—PowerSchool integration allows the systems to share secure student data that is synchronized nightly, all with a single sign-on.”

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