Pearson’s K-12 Technology Group Chooses Certica Solutions as ISV Partner

Participation in Pearson’s ISV Program Highlights Integration with PowerSchool

WAKEFIELD, Mass., May 22, 2012 – Certica Solutions, a leading provider of P-12 education performance management solutions, today announced that it has been selected by the K-12 Technology group of Pearson as a member of its Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner Program. Pearson, provider of the PowerSchool® student information system, created the ISV Program to form strategic relationships that allow Pearson and its partners to jointly bring functionality that logically extends PowerSchool to school districts nationwide.

Certify™, Certica’s hosted data validation service is a simple, cost-effective solution that automates and streamlines data validation, monitoring and correction on a continuous basis. Certify is designed to assist districts with the quality of their data by applying a battery of data validations, called the Certify Rule Library™, directly to the PowerSchool database to check for incomplete, inaccurate or inconsistent data. The Certify Rule Library contains data validations in high-impact data areas, including student demographics, enrollment, special programs, discipline and attendance. Through a simple, streamlined user experience, Certify provides daily notifications to district and school staff that identify specific data errors that need to be corrected in PowerSchool. Certify is used by PowerSchool districts across the country to help ensure the quality of district data by instituting a proactive data validation process that gives school staff the capability to take ownership for data accuracy, while giving district staff a way to measure and track data quality issues and trends over time.

“We are very excited about this partnership, as it streamlines data validation, within PowerSchool,” said Luyen Chou, chief product officer with the K-12 Technology group of Pearson. “We believe that partnering Certify with PowerSchool will allow us to bring unrivalled student data management and data accuracy to the broad student populations served by PowerSchool.”

Said Mark Rankovic, Certica Solutions’ president and CEO, “The issue of data quality in school districts is paramount when it comes to critical use of that data such as state reporting and internal data driven decision making at the district. This is where Certify can help any district, and we are excited to be selected by the K-12 Technology group of Pearson to join their ISV Partner Program. With our new partnership, we look forward to collaborating with the Pearson team to enhance our service to better serve our PowerSchool users, as well as broaden the adoption of Certify among the PowerSchool community.”

About Certica Solutions, Inc.
Certica Solutions provides performance management solutions to P-12 school districts, giving administrators and educators the ability to easily analyze, track and improve performance through better use of student, school and teacher data. Founded in 2001, Certica counts among its users over 500 school districts, charter schools and private schools, as well as a number of educational service agencies nationwide. CerticaSolutions.com.

About Pearson
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education and education technology, provides innovative print and digital education materials for pre-K through college, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher licensure testing, teacher professional development, career certification programs, and testing and assessment products that set the standard for the industry. Pearson’s other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information about the K-12 Technology group of Pearson, visit www.pearsonschoolsystems.com.

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