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To all responders thus far - Thanks!

Steve -
   Interesting...which Pearson products are included in the demo?  I'm 
interested in hearing your take on the demos.
-Rob

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.
>
>
>
>Steve Jarrett
>District Technology Coordinator
>Chittenden East Supervisory Union
>(802) 899 - 4690 X502
>(fax) (802)899-2904
>
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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
>we
>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
>demographic stuff.
>
>Lauren Kelley Parren
>Educational Technology Coordinator ANESU
>Portfolio Coordinator, Mt.Abraham Union High School
>Bristol, Vermont 05443
>802-453-2333
>fax 802-453-4359
>
>The illiterate of the 21st century will not be the one who can not
>read
>and write, but the one who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn (Alvin
>Toffler)
>
>
>
>
>
> >>> [log in to unmask] 12/20/06 04:13PM >>>
>I've searched through archives on this list first, but didn't get much
>info....
>
>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
>current
>solution is working, and is integrated (via a replicator), there are
>changes afoot....
>
>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,
>gradebook
>(middle school), electronic attendance, behavior incidents,
>transportation
>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
>gradebook,
>behavior, and attendance.
>
>So, we're wondering who is using what for a SIS.....and does it fit
>your
>needs?  comments?
>
>
>Rob Stalling
>Technology Support
>Barre Supervisory Union
>Barre, VT  05641
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Rob Stalling
Technology Support
Barre Supervisory Union
Barre, VT  05641
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