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Press Release July 21, 2014
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles partners with SchoolSpeak to Pilot Standards-Based Grading and Report Cards
SchoolSpeak, a school management development company, announced today they have partnered with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (ADLA) to pilot a custom standards-based grading and report card program with seven (7) of the 210 ADLA grade schools. The ADLA “hopes that the insight gained from the pilot will help them provide a robust solution for their schools as they move to standards-based grading and reporting in the coming years,” according to John Reyes, Director of Educational Technology, K-12, Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
“Though SchoolSpeak will be making available a full array of Communication, School Tools and Student Information System features to all theses schools, the main reason SchoolSpeak was initially approached and put through a series of test by the ADLA was due to SchoolSpeak’s flexible technology and reputation of providing custom standards-based grading and reporting to Catholic schools,” states Joe Harris, Account Manager at SchoolSpeak.
The founder of SchoolSpeak, Shiju John, stated he is proud to partner with the ADLA. “With every new Diocesan partnership we have the opportunity to learn from and improve on our standards-based grading and reporting solution”. John went on to say, “Our newest feature, a standards-based Lesson Plan tool was a direct result of our efforts with other Catholic Dioceses”.
About the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles proudly serves three counties in the Greater Los Angeles Region; Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara County and Ventura County. With over 250 schools in the Archdiocese, there is a Catholic school in your area ready to educate and facilitate a child’s ability to learn at the highest levels. The Catholic tradition of education in the United States can be traced back into the 1600’s. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is proud to have begun its Catholic schools program by the 1850’s. Our dedication to education is over 150 years old as we confidently continue the institution of educating and supporting our communities throughout the regions we represent.
About SchoolSpeak Inc.
SchoolSpeak Inc. is a modern school management system with focus on effective communication; improve parental involvement and productivity in day to day operations. SchoolSpeak brings all solutions under a single login- secure portal, online communication, student information, attendance, gradebook, report cards, homework, calendars, email, announcements, online registration, lunch ordering, online store, online emergency forms, emergency notification, volunteer signup, payments and more. SchoolSpeak’s new “Standards Based” Electronic Gradebook/Lesson Plans/Report Cards and Tuition Invoicing and Payment Processing brings its solution closer to being a true “all in one solution” for PK-8 private schools. SchoolSpeak also provide Diocesan Dashboards. For more information about SchoolSpeak, please visit www.schoolspeak.com