MCHENRY, Ill., April 21, 2011 – One-third of the state of Rhode Island's public school student population is now being served by the Aspen student information system (SIS) after four more districts adopted the web-based platform this month, Follett Software Company announced.
The four newest Aspen districts, comprising nearly 45 schools and 18,000 students, are:
- Cranston School District – 24 schools; 10,812 students
- North Kingstown School District – 10 schools; 4,456 students
- Newport Public Schools – 6 schools; 2,037 students
- Jamestown School Department – 3 schools; 492 students
Nearly 70 schools in 11 Rhode Island K-12 districts are now using the powerful SIS that includes a host of applications in one package, including: student and staff records, demographics, scheduling, attendance, discipline, gradebook, special education, health information, personnel/professional development, parent and student portals, and community and learning pages (for districts, schools, classes, teachers and students), plus detailed state reporting requirements. The total number of students now being served by Aspen in Rhode Island has climbed to nearly 50,000.
The Rhode Island Aspen User Group, formed earlier this year, completed its second meeting April 14 with more than 40 guests in attendance. Organizers said the User Group reflects the growing number of new districts to the SIS, and also how districts in the state continue to effectively collaborate with each other.
In October 2010, Follett Software acquired X2 Development Corporation and its Aspen student information platform. X2 continues to operate out of Hingham, Mass., as a wholly owned subsidiary of Follett Software.
For more information on Follett Software Company, visit www.FollettSoftware.com and to learn more about Aspen, visit www.FollettSoftware.com/Aspen.
About Follett Software Company
Follett Software Company (www.FollettSoftware.com) is the integrated educational technology solution provider that more than half of America's school districts trust to support staff and engage students in today's digitally rich learning environment. Follett's digitally powered technologies help districts more efficiently and cost-effectively manage traditional and digital educational resources, provide digital learning environment tools focusing on student achievement and make confident decisions based on quality academic data. Powerful, integrated solutions enable Follett to support today's collaborative learning community and empower 21st century learning and discovery. Follett Software Company is a subsidiary of Follett Corporation, a $2.7 billion, privately held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and has its headquarters in River Grove, Ill.
Simplifying school data management through the integration of key K-12 applications, Aspen (www.FollettSoftware.com/Aspen) enables parents to see student grades, attendance and other vital school information online. Further, Aspen tracks student immunization, manages grades for teachers, and enables students to submit their homework online. Aspen runs the daily schedule for all students and teachers, assisting staff in the management of subject selections.