CHICAGO, July 26, 2017 – Following a lengthy search process, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has selected Follett Aspen for its new student information system (SIS). CPS intends to transition to Aspen in 2019.
Aspen will replace the district's current SIS as well as consolidate multiple other products into a single educational platform. By delivering a flexible, state-of-art solution for hosting and managing student data, Aspen will enable CPS staff to more effectively and efficiently perform their academic and administrative duties.
A mobile-friendly, one-stop application for teachers, administrators and the school community, Aspen's many features include a teacher portal, and improved parent and student portal. Aspen's Gradebook, used by teachers to capture attendance and grade information, will offer parents and students timely access through its web-based portal.
"Illinois has been Follett's home since 1873 and we couldn't be more thrilled to be the student information system vendor of choice for our neighboring Chicago Public Schools," said Nader Qaimari, President of McHenry, Ill.-based Follett School Solutions. "This was important to us as a company because of the respect we hold for CPS, and we worked diligently to prove to them our Aspen SIS answers all the district's needs. We look forward to a long, successful partnership."
Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest school district, serves 381,349 students in 652 schools. Follett's Aspen SIS currently serves more than two million students throughout 236 school districts in the U.S. and Canada.
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States. For more information about Follett, visit FollettLearning.com.
For more information on Chicago Public Schools, visit cps.edu.
About Follett's PreK-12 Business
Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.
About Follett Corporation
For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, colleges and campus stores, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach, students to learn and fans to celebrate. A leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content, Follett currently works with 70,000 schools and operates more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores. With the 2016 acquisition of Baker & Taylor, LLC, Follett's reach also extends into the public library and global retail markets. Today Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Follett is a $3.6-billion privately held company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.