White Plains, N.Y., July 21, 2009 eScholar LLC, the leader in education data management software, has announced the release of version 11 of the eScholar Complete Data Warehouse® for PK-12 (CDW-PK12). CDW-PK12, previously referred to as the eScholar Complete Data Warehouse® solution, is the nation’s most widely used PK-12 data warehouse product enabling the integration of a wide-range of education data for comprehensive longitudinal data analysis and reporting.

 
“The latest version of CDW-PK12 incorporates not only data model enhancements that expand the scope of education data our  customers  can store and improve the ways they can analyze that data, but also includes significant new data quality and validation features,” said eScholar product manager Russ Redgate. “In addition to new options to more easily configure data quality rules and identify errors in source data, this new version contains customer-driven enhancements including a new Facilities domain and support for reporting on the educational activities of students after high school as provided to agencies by the National Student Clearinghouse®.”
 
Additional highlights of this new release, which is available immediately, include enhanced or expanded support for:
 
·         National Student Clearinghouse® data
·         Creating and analyzing groups of districts and schools
·         Testing, programs, and special education data
·         Linking student data with teachers
·         Disciplinary actions and history
·         New race/ethnicity Federal reporting requirements
 
 “The enhanced browser-based data management interface used by our school districts and implemented as part of version 11.0 of the eScholar CDW-PK12 provides more flexibility and control in scheduling data collections,” said Robert Beecham of Nebraska Department of Education. “This new release also enables data quality issues to be identified earlier in the process and continues to demonstrate that the eScholar team is open and responsive to the requirements and needs of its customers making this a partnership we value greatly.”
 
“Our goal as a company has been to continue to enhance our products based on the evolving needs of our customers and the education market in general. This is particularly true today with the increased focus being placed on Longitudinal Data Systems (LDS) by President Obama and Secretary of Education Duncan. This new version of the eScholar Complete Data Warehouse for PK-12 further solidifies our ability to meet the needs of states as they move to take advantage of the funding being allocated for LDS initiatives and the $48 billion of ARRA funding available to states, contingent on making progress on the deployment of an LDS,” said Shawn Bay, eScholar’s founder and CEO. “To meet emerging requirements, we are extending the reach of all eScholar products to support post-secondary and workforce data to ensure that education agencies have a comprehensive picture of the effectiveness of education and its impact on the economy.”
 
Organizations can learn more about version 11 of the eScholar CDW-PK12 by visiting www.escholar.com or visiting our booth at the upcoming NCES Summer Data Conference July 29 through July 31, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland. 
 
 
About eScholar 
eScholar is the nation’s leading education data management company focused exclusively on improving education by providing educators with the most effective data management tools possible. eScholar products have become the recognized standards in data warehousing and student/staff identification systems. eScholar customers are realizing significant improvements in their ability to meet mandated reporting requirements but more importantly in their ability to improve pre-K through postsecondary student achievement. The eScholar Complete Data Warehouse® products are the most comprehensive solutions available for integrating, cleansing, and managing thousands of education related data elements. The eScholar Uniq-ID® products are the leaders in generating, assigning, and managing statewide unique student and staff identifiers. Relied on by 11 state education agencies and over 3,500 districts across the country, eScholar products transform the way educators use data. For more information about eScholar, visit www.escholar.com or call 877-328-2969.

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