To all responders thus far - Thanks!
Interesting...which Pearson products are included in the demo? I'm
interested in hearing your take on the demos.
At 12/21/2006 08:02 AM, you wrote:
>Pearson and Schoolmaster will demo their products for our district in
>three weeks. We don't know what we don't know, so we want to see what
>features are available. Then, we'll decide if we want to go with an
>official request for proposal.
>We are currently using Schoolmaster at Mt. Mansfield. Winschool is
>used at each the other eight Chittenden East SU schools, though
>independently of each other.
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> >>> Lauren Parren <[log in to unmask]> 12/20/2006 10:05 PM >>>
>ANESU is using MMS and it largely fills our needs. Contact Michael
>Carper at [log in to unmask] for technical info. We were pleased
>with the ability to upload our data to TetraData. 5 years ago, when
>were searching, MMS was the best price for the most features. We use
>on-line attendance each block at the high school, and all schools are
>using attendance, discipline, health modules in addition to the basic
>Lauren Kelley Parren
>Educational Technology Coordinator ANESU
>Portfolio Coordinator, Mt.Abraham Union High School
>Bristol, Vermont 05443
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>and write, but the one who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn (Alvin
> >>> [log in to unmask] 12/20/06 04:13PM >>>
>I've searched through archives on this list first, but didn't get much
>What are schools using for their student information systems?
>Here in Barre we are using Pearson Education Systems "Chancery
>SMS" (web-based for K-8) and Chancery MacSchool (9-12). While the
>solution is working, and is integrated (via a replicator), there are
>Pearson has repositioned SMS as a product for middle to large school
>districts (their documentation states "30,000 students" as a starting
>point). Barre has roughly 3k students. We've also been told that
>MacSchool is going to go away at some point (date unknown).
>For K-8, SMS is used for electronic standards-based report cards,
>(middle school), electronic attendance, behavior incidents,
>and transfer of student info between our 2 K-8 schools and the SHS/BVT
>campus. For SHS/BVT, MacSchool is used for report cards, eclass
>behavior, and attendance.
>So, we're wondering who is using what for a SIS.....and does it fit
>Barre Supervisory Union
>Barre, VT 05641
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