Simplifying e-transcript Access to Smoothen Education Progress
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Simplifying e-transcript Access to Smoothen Education Progress

By CIOReview | Friday, June 6, 2014

FREMONT, CA: Parchment, a technology solutions provider that facilitates online request, collection, sharing, delivery, and promotion of verified academic and professional credentials, and Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, are joining forces through an independent software vendor (ISV) partnership agreement to allow easier access to e-transcripts for schools, parents and students.

With this deal of ISV, students’ transcripts would be available for access while school transfers and progressing to college. PowerSchool is a student information system, a web-based program supporting over 13 million students worldwide. It assists educators, parents and students in building collaborative environment working towards achieving greater learning experience for the students. This platform helps significantly in decision making in a timely manner.

Parchment and Pearson provide software solutions and services to K-12 schools, districts and state departments of education across the U.S. This partnership between the two companies will remove the hassles of sharing the transcripts manually as both of these can share each other’s tools, technologies, knowledge and support system keeping a smooth ambience of unprecedented information access at the disposal.

“Given how widely adopted Pearson’s PowerSchool student information systems are by Parchment Exchange members, we are excited to be strategically positioned to create an automation of data exchange within Pearson’s platform,” said Matthew Pittinsky, CEO of Parchment. “This relationship further solidifies the great user experience and leadership position Parchment has earned in the delivery of secondary school e-transcripts.”

Oliver Wreford, vice president of product and strategy at Pearson, said, “Today’s student population is increasingly mobile, moving from school- to-school within a district as well as from district-to-district. In addition, when college application time comes, school offices are swamped with transcript requests. With Parchment as a Pearson ISV partner, PowerSchool extends its capabilities to provide quick, easy and secure support for schools, students and parents to access transcripts.”