Minneapolis, MN – July 5, 2006 – Sagebrush Corporation, a leading provider of technologies and information resources for K-12 districts and schools, and Central Minnesota Educational Research and Development Council (cmERDC) announce their partnership to implement the state of North Dakota's data warehouse and data management for its approximately 103,000 students with the product ViewPoint. cmERDC will manage the sales and services of ViewPoint to the state of North Dakota. Sagebrush will assist cmERDC in creating the data model and provide ongoing product enhancements.
"Sagebrush has had a long-standing relationship with cmERDC and we look forward to working together on this state-wide deal," said Pete Eigen, executive director of cmERDC. "We have been selling and implementing ViewPoint in the state of Minnesota and have been impressed with the types of changes that can occur in teaching and learning when administrators and teachers are armed with the right data. North Dakota schools will be able to see the same types of results with the implementation of ViewPiont."
Viewpoint is a customized web-based data warehouse and data management system that allows administrators and educators to gain access to up-to-date actionable information. It includes 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. It also includes ViewPoint Analytics, which allows educators 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.
"Sagebrush is an industry leader in the customization of data management tools for schools and districts. ViewPoint is an incredibly easy to use tool for data analysis from the state reporting level all the way down to the classroom level. We look forward to serving the schools in North Dakota and providing them with a solution to fit their needs" said Bob Hebrink, Senior Vice President for Sagebrush's Education Technology Division.
cmERDC is a regional education service agency that offers a broad range of affordable school products and services for their local and national educational customers. Their goal is to provide the best possible products and services to enable public, private and charter schools to deliver the best possible educational services. For more information on cmERDC's K-12 Solutions visit www.erdc.k12.mn.us or call 1.888.876.6125
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 InfoCentre, Sagebrush Accent, Sagebrush Athena, and Sagebrush Spectrum library automation systems, the smart research tool Sagebrush Pinpoint and Sagebrush Viewpoint for informed, data-driven decision-making. Sagebrush Books provides an ever-increasing title selection, instant online collection analysis, and time-saving tools through the online bookstore, www.sagebrushbooks.com.