Minneapolis, MN – May 27, 2003 – Sagebrush Corporation, a leading provider of technologies and information resources for K-12 districts and schools, today announced an exclusive agreement with SwiftKnowledge to distribute its web-based query, analysis and reporting solution in the education market. The new product, Sagebrush Analytics, can be deployed at the school district, regional or state level to support data-driven decision-making and address the No Child Left Behind reporting requirements.
“In today's increasingly complex environment, Sagebrush Analytics gives education leaders powerful tools to monitor and assess the progress students and schools are making toward achieving their goals,” said Jim Zicarelli, Sagebrush CEO. “It also gives administrators the tools they need to cost-effectively meet the increased reporting requirements outlined in the NCLB legislation concerning student performance.”
Sagebrush Analytics allows educators and administrators to efficiently and cost effectively access, analyze, and share school and student data in a secure environment. This web-based product provides all district staff, technical and non-technical, access to multiple data sources at the school and district levels through one easy-to-use interface. Using this powerful tool empowers teachers, principals and district administrators to make decisions based on key data that will positively affect student learning.
“By comparing data from multiple sources within the education system, important and unique patterns emerge concerning what is and is not working in schools,” stated Tom Ahern, CEO of SwiftKnowledge. “Administrators today are asked to be accountable for student achievement. By arming them with an easy-to-use data analysis system, they can make better data-driven decisions about students' progress and the effectiveness of programs.”
About Sagebrush Corporation
Sagebrush Corporation is a fast-growing leader serving K-12 schools in their efforts to provide access to information, stimulate interest in reading, improve performance, and manage information across the education process. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sagebrush features the Accent, Athena, and Winnebago Spectrum library automation systems, Pinpoint, Sagebrush Econo-Clad Books, and Sagebrush Library Services.
About SwiftKnowledge, Inc.
SwiftKnowledge (www.swiftk.com), a state-of-the-art software and services company, provides business intelligence solutions for education and business and industry. Founded in 1999, after eight years of research and development, the SwiftKnowledge product is a 100% web-based decision support system that provides organizations with the capability to access, analyze and share information from multiple data sources (i.e. student accountability systems, financial systems, human resource databases) through a single, user-friendly interface.