MCHENRY, Ill., Nov. 22, 2011 – Follett Software Company's student information system (SIS), Aspen, has been selected by the readers of District Administration as one of the "Top 100 Products of 2011." Hundreds of the publication's readers annually nominate products that have made a positive difference in their school districts during the past year, and also support education innovation.
The Aspen SIS is a customizable, web-based data platform for school and district administration, learning and communications that pulls together resources across the education community and consolidates information into one easily managed system. Simplifying school data management through the integration of key K-12 applications, Aspen is used by more than 833,000 students in 11 states.
"The nominations offer a view into the inner workings of how districts use products to help solve particular issues," said Judy Faust Hartnett, District Administration's editor-in-chief. "The recommendations we receive include extensive descriptions from school administrators of how these products are used in their districts and the difference they have made, making it very challenging to choose only 100 products."
The winners were selected by the editors of District Administration from hundreds of nominations submitted by readers, including school superintendents and district-level directors in districts across the United States. The winning products were determined by the quantity of nominations received per product, as well as an evaluation of product quality based upon readers' nominations and explanations. There were a record number of nominations this year.
Complete "Top 100" results are available on the publication's website, and also are featured in the current (November/December) issue of District Administration.
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. 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.
About Aspen Student Information System
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. Aspen is produced by X2 Development Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Follett Software Company.
About District Administration
District Administration (www.DistrictAdministration.com) is a monthly publication covering all of the important topics faced in today's K12 school systems. With a circulation of more than 73,000, District Administration reaches top decision-makers in virtually every school district across the country. Subscribers are district-level leaders in K12 education, including superintendents, assistant superintendents, curriculum directors, business officers, IT directors and federal funds administrators.