Minneapolis, MN -- October 26, 2005 -- Sagebrush Corporation, a leading provider of education technologies and information resources for K-12 districts and schools, announces Sagebrush Viewpoint, a data warehouse and data management system that expands the company's award-winning family of information products to include new reporting capabilities and the ability to create Student Plans (IEP, 504, Health and Academic Improvement Plans).
"The release of Sagebrush Viewpoint will give educators and administrators a new understanding of what impacts student learning," said Jim Zicarelli, Sagebrush Corporation's CEO. "Viewpoint provides teachers, principals and administrators with a single intuitive view of data consolidated from multiple district sources, from student information systems and state standards assessment to human resources and finance. With Viewpoint, educators can take action to target and manage instructional planning, monitor student progress, and guide curriculum development in conjunction with improvement plans."
With Viewpoint, educators and administrators log in to a secure, customized Web environment to gain access to up-to-date actionable information. Only one sign-in is required to access all the available data from Sagebrush Viewpoint's fully integrated suite of data analysis and reporting tools:
- Viewpoint Student Plans--Educators and administrators can enter data to complete pre-configured, district, state, and federally compliant forms for the following plans: Individualized Education Plans for special education students, 504 plans for disabled non-special education students, student medical information plans, and Academic Improvement Plans for students needing targeted instruction to meet AYP. The program also allows educators to create evaluations, meeting notices, parent letters, and more.
- Viewpoint Reports--Users obtain comprehensive, on-demand views into student performance through Class Reports for national, state, and local assessments, Student Summaries that show current schedules and grades over multiple years, and School Reports that reveal the breakdowns of student population by various sub-populations. The data is dynamically refreshed on a district-based schedule.
- Viewpoint Analytics--Educators and administrators are able to access, analyze, print, and share school and student information, as well as instantly aggregate and disaggregate data on groups and subgroups based on variables, including demographics and test results via a guided Q & A format and at-a-glance reports.
"Viewpoint takes our Analytics product, and adds easy to use reporting tools and student education plan forms to it that allow teachers to easily use the data they might not necessarily know is at hand," said Karen Mortensen, Executive Education Consultant for Sagebrush Corporation. "For principals and administrators, the amount of reporting that has to be done today is done much more efficiently with one tool that incorporates data from multiple sources. We have already seen vast time savings in the districts that are rolling out Viewpoint."
About Sagebrush Corporation
Sagebrush Corporation is a fast-growing leader serving K-12 schools in their efforts to improve performance by providing students access to relevant information, stimulate interest in reading and manage information across the education process. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sagebrush features the award-winning Sagebrush Accent, Sagebrush Athena, Sagebrush Spectrum, and Sagebrush InfoCentre library automation systems, the smart research tool Sagebrush Pinpoint and Sagebrush Viewpoint for informed, data-driven decision-making. Sagebrush Education Resources provides an ever-increasing title selection, instant online collection analysis, and time-saving tools through the online bookstore, www.sagebrushbooks.com. Sagebrush also features top-rated Library Services, outstanding customer support, a wide range of training options and complete data enhancement services. Visit www.sagebrushcorp.com or call 1-800-533-5430.