The Maine Department of Education has selected Pearson’s PowerSchool as a second state-supported student information system for Maine’s school districts.
Districts can now choose between Infinite Campus and PowerSchool, and the Department will fund the software.
Currently, 60 Maine school districts use PowerSchool, and 40 have implemented Infinite Campus. These two products already support more than 90 percent of the local data on Maine students.
The goal of this initiative is to provide districts with more choice in managing their student data and to reduce the burden of data collection and reporting.
Under the arrangement, districts will be entitled to state funding if they choose to implement either PowerSchool or Infinite Campus. The Department will also fund annual licensing and maintenance and support costs for those participating districts.
When districts receive their funding to implement either system will depend on a prioritization process established by the Department.
More details on this offering will be available in the coming months. The initial round of state-supported implementations are expected to begin at the start of calendar year 2012.
Resources and more information
- Brian Snow, Education Data Manager
Maine Department of Education