Milestones and News

SchoolCity proudly begins its 19th year of service to Student Achievement. Check out our many milestones since 1999, and join us on our continuing journey to true Personalized Learning and the resulting Student Achievement -- measurable improvement we are proud to promote and support.



April 16, 2018
What Should You Expect from Your Item Bank? hint: More than Items!

Key Data Systems has grown, and this means more high-rigor solutions for educators around the country. An industry leader in educational psychometric services and standards-based assessment, Key Data Systems recently acquired Fluence Learning LLC and Progress Testing, Inc. The combined companies form the industry’s largest provider of K-12 formative assessment content solutions, supporting more than 12 million students across 43 states.

March 29, 2018
SchoolCity Incorporates Key Data Systems Expanded Content Solutions Set into SchoolCity SUITE

SchoolCity Inc. proudly announces the incorporation of the newest Key Data Systems content solutions set into the SchoolCity SUITE platform.

March 26, 2018
SchoolCity Earns iKeepSafe FERPA, COPPA, and California Student Data Privacy Certifications

iKeepSafe is pleased to announce that SchoolCity has earned the iKeepSafe FERPA, COPPA, and California Student Data Privacy Certifications. These certifications signify that the program has been proactively and independently assessed by iKeepSafe, an experienced privacy protection organization.

March 21, 2018
USING THE DATA TO DRIVE INSTRUCTION

Teachers primarily use the Standards Analysis Reports after a progress monitoring quiz to place the students into instructional groups. The teachers also use the filtering tool within SchoolCity to filter the students by proficiency level and language level. Using SchoolCity in our district has not only allowed us to closely monitor standard mastery results but is also has allowed us to assist the students in giving them ownership of their learning.

March 15, 2018
Collaboration to Improve Access to College and Career Readiness Tools

ClassLink, the leader in single sign-on, class rostering, and learning resource analytics, announced a strategic partnership with SchoolCity. ClassLink is the preferred single sign-on provider for thousands of schools and districts around the world and counts among its partners some of the best and brightest companies in education technology, including the leader in best of class college and career readiness tools, SchoolCity.

March 6, 2018
A Network for Defining Student Achievement! Northern CA Users Group Meeting

The start of spring and a tasty breakfast kicked off our Northern California Users Group Meeting on March 6, 2018. Twenty-seven participants from nine of our district partners (including Washoe Schools in Reno, NV) joined us at Patterson USD (CA) for a variety of activities that prepared everyone for improved student achievement and personalized learning.

February 9, 2018
Progress Monitoring – What does it mean to you?

By the end of each school year, our students are expected to perform at the proficient level on the state and district academic standards for each grade and subject. With the standards mastery as the goal for our students; it follows that the goal for educators is to provide guidance and support for students to be successful in achieving this standards mastery.

January 30, 2018
Coaxing Student Writers Out of Their Comfort Zones

All learners have comfort zones. I find it enjoyable, for example, to grapple with the complexities and rhetorical puzzles that James Joyce offers up in his novel Ulysses. But we also know our discomfort zones— concepts or subject areas that make us nervous or unsettled. Give me anything written by the philosopher Spinoza, and my hands will begin to tremble. Then tell me that I have to read it and explain it to someone, and… well, you get the picture.

January 24, 2018
SchoolCity® Announces New Personalized Learning Capabilities within SUITE 6.0

In support of our corporate vision of true Personalized Learning, SchoolCity proudly announces new Personalized Review Assignment (PRA) module to be added to SchoolCity SUITE 6.0 coming this summer for the 2018-19 School Year.

JANUARY 13, 2018
SchoolCity and Desmos Partner for Best of Class Math Instruction and Assessment Solution

SchoolCity integrates Desmos’s WCAG 2.0 AA-compliant graphing, scientific, and four function calculators within SUITE. This allows teachers to easily provide math tools in assessments that are simple for students to use, familiar, accessible, & aligned to high-stakes assessments in 16 states using Desmos as their on-screen calculators.

DECEMBER 13, 2017
INNOVATIVE ENGAGEMENT AT 2ND ANNUAL SCHOOLCITY USERS BAKERSFIELD CONFERENCE

The Holiday spirit was in full swing as SchoolCity and over 10 Central Valley Districts embarked on Personalized Learning, NGSS upcoming items, tools in Technology, Assessment & Benchmark creation and other upcoming news to support RTI interventions and tracking.

DECEMBER 8, 2017
SchoolCity Makes #10 in 40 Most Popular Ed-Tech Tools in K-12 Identified in New Analysis

A new study by an ed-tech management company identifies the 40 most popular digital learning tools, accessed via Google’s Chrome browser, that are used in K-12 schools. Kahoot! led the “assessment” category, as the fifth-most-popular tool overall, above Quizlet (#9), SchoolCity (#10) and Schoolnet (#17).

NOVEMBER 17, 2017
SUITE 5.1 LTI STANDARDIZATION ALLOWS FOR PAINLESS INTEGRATION WITH CANVAS & SCHOOLOGY

With the IMS Global LTI compliance of SUITE 5.1, SchoolCity supports its K-12 districts in reduction of costs and implementation times, minimization of risk when procuring new products, and the growth and sustainability of their ecosystem. Initial integrations of Canvas for Granite SD, UT and Schoology for Forsyth County Schools, GA mark the first of many successful LTI integrations with SchoolCity SUITE.

NOVEMBER 17, 2017
SCHOOLCITY SUITE 5.1 BRINGS CLAIMS & TARGETS FILTERS AND REPORTING TO SBAC STATES

The SchoolCity SUITE 5.1 release responds to SBAC districts' needs to assess and analyze student performance by Claims & Targets. Easy to use filters in item and assessment creation, plus significant related reporting and analytics upgrades allow districts the abilities needed for visibility and appropriate actions to best meet student needs.

NOVEMBER 10, 2017
IT'S YOUR VOICE! UTAH USERS GROUP

Among other learning, participants of the first annual Utah Users’ Group appreciated the value of a community of peer learners, and the announcements about new developments that will support them in their work with SchoolCity, such as Canvas integration and Fountas and Pinnell progress report.

OCTOBER 25, 2017
SCHOOLCITY SPONSORS POWERFUL IL LUNCH & LEARN - THE JOURNEY TO STANDARD-BASED REPORT CARDS

District 73, Hawthorne, IL has been rolling out and refining their report card system that reflects Standards-Based reporting since 2007. They’ve managed to provide their staff, their parents and their community with a report card that more clearly reflects their student’s mastery of the curricular standards they are expected to master for their grade level.

October 25, 2017
TOP SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDUCATORS COME TOGETHER TO EXPLORE PERSONALIZED LEARNING

SchoolCity launches Southern California Regional Users Group with focused conversations on personalizing learning solutions for every student. District leaders from nine Southern California Disticts offered insightful information about their individual use of SchoolCity and shared out best practices for increasing student achievement.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
POWER-LEARNING AT SCHOOLCITY'S ARIZONA USERS GROUP MEETING

Big smiles, engaging activities, and collaborative efforts ensued during SchoolCity's second annual Arizona Users Group Meeting. This event encouraged lively discussions with incredible attendance of over 60 attendee's representing 13 districts, each bringing their best practices and sharing how they use SchoolCity to support data driven action.

JULY 28, 2017
SCHOOLCITY LEADS ASSESSMENT ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS CAPABILITIES WITH SUITE 5.0

SchoolCity is proud to lead the assessment industry response to accessibility and accommodations needs. This includes ease of teacher controls, needs identification from student records, and more than 20 features and tools responding to special needs of all types.

JULY 28, 2017
SWEET RELEASE WITH SUITE 5.0!

Our Educational Consultants, Account Managers and Trainers will be touching base with our Customer School Districts to share the new features and views. New Dashboard views, Score Writing Prompts with ease and with objectives from your Writing Rubrics & Conventions.

July 17, 2017
Authentica Solutions And SchoolCity Announce Partnership

SchoolCity will be utilizing Authentica’s DataSense™ Cloud Solutions to manage bi-directional data flow between their Assessment platform and other enterprise applications for their school district customers. SchoolCity districts can now have simplified push to PowerSchool, Synergy and other third-party gradebooks.

June 16, 2017
GOT SHADES, SHRIMP AND SCHOOLCITY? WELCOME TO GEORGIA 2017!

Bibb County's, Director Tony Jones, Floyd Jolley and Dara Foy, presented on lessons learned and their rollout strategy. While, Putnam County's Beth Bacon and Kathy Smith presented on how they use SchoolCity to provide the data they need to implement their promotion policy based on Standards Mastery.

May 4, 2017
Bakersfield Users' Group Conference: SchoolCity Bridging the Success in Technology Development for ALL students

More than 50 California educators come together in Bakersfield, CA to collaborate on Assessment Solutions that lead to actionable data.

March 31, 2017
Houston ISD Teachers and students ‘loving’ new assessment platform

Staff and students across the Houston ISD are proclaiming their love for OnTrack powered by SchoolCity, the district’s new assessment platform that will launch districtwide during the 2017-18 school year.

March 31, 2017
IMPERIAL VALLEY CA EDUCATORS COME TOGETHER TO ADDRESS STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

SchoolCity continues its Users Group Networking, activating its newest Regional Users Group focused on Student Achievement Strategies in Imperial Valley California.

FEBRUARY 15, 2017
EDUCATORS UNITE FOR COMMON GROUND: SC USERS' CONFERENCE CENTERS ON STUDENT SUCCESS

With a dual message of sustaining achievement for all and tailoring the needs of our customers, we opened the door for collaborative conversation that supports movement into current educational trends and needs.

JANUARY 6, 2017
SCHOOLCITY INTEGRATES DESMOS CALCULATOR AS ITS SUITE 4.0 CALCULATOR SOLUTION

SchoolCity announces Partnership with Desmos, integrating the most state of the art calculators into SUITE 4.0

JANUARY 6, 2017
SCHOOLCITY SUITE 4.0 DELIVERS BEST OF CLASS ASSESSMENT SOLUTIONS TO EDUCATION

SchoolCity proudly launches SUITE 4.0 - the most Comprehensive Assessment & Reporting Suite in the Education arena, including new Assessments for Learning Real-time Formative Assessment module and Curriculum & Instruction module.

DECEMBER 2, 2016
SchoolCity SUITE Named a “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product” by District Administration Readers

SchoolCity SUITE has been recognized for making a positive difference in education by K12 leaders who named it to District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2016.”

NOVEMBER 9, 2016
SchoolCity wins CETPA Shootout over major California Competitors

In a head-to-head competition among Califormia districts' three most popular assessment platforms, SchoolCity wins over IlluminateEd and EADMS by a significant margin. This win was most meaningful as voters were CA education technology professionals.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
SchoolCity™ teams with Arizona’s top districts to build strongest response to Arizona-specific student achievement needs

SchoolCity, in partnership with top districts across the state of Arizona, has built a powerful set of tools and resources in direct response to the unique student achievement needs in the state.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
SCHOOLCITY ANNOUNCES NEW new Curriculum & Instruction module COMING IN NEXT RELEASE

SchoolCity announces the expansion of their flagship assessment platform to include fully integrated curriculum and instruction tools at no additional cost in upcoming Winter release.

August 28, 2016
SCHOOLCITY SUITE 3.1 INCLUDES EXCITING NEW PARENT PORTAL

This Late Summer Release reflects the launch of a brand new Parent Portal Module and dramatic upgrades to two of our most requested Reports.

JULY 11, 2016
SCHOOLCITY SUITE 3.0 SAVES EDUCATORS TIME IN SCORING

This 2016 summer release reflects many exciting new and improved features, including upgrades to constructed response scoring extensive enhancements to rubrics with a new student rubric option.

SUMMER 2016

Announces 5 of 10 largest districts in AZ are using SchoolCity SUITE

SUMMER 2016

Becomes IMS Global Associate Partner leading the international efforts for Industry Standards

SUMMER 2016

Partnership with Gooru Learning brings powerful content and functionality to SUITE

SPRING 2016

Selected by Broward County PS (#2 FL, #6 largest district in US) Title I school to deliver Assessment, Reporting & Curriculum tools

SPRING 2016

Selected by Washoe County SD (#2 NV district) to deliver SchoolCity SUITE

SPRING 2016

SUITE adds Respondus Lockdown Browser capability for SchoolCity Districts

SPRING 2016

Selected by Granite SD (#3 UT district) to prepare students for UT SAGE assessment solution

SPRING 2016

Selected by Houston ISD (#1 TX, #7 largest district in US) to deliver custom Formative Assessment Solution

SPRING 2016

Selected by Millard School District in resonse to unique needs within the state of NE

FALL 2015

Announces and delivers full two-way integration with Aeries Student Information System

FALL 2015

Launches ACSA's new website developed & powered by SchoolCity

FALL 2015

Announces partnership with Colorado districts and CO DOE to build "Growth Model"

FALL 2015

Text Help functionality is launched within SchoolCity SUITE

SPRING 2015

Certica Solutions announces purchase of FAIB from NWEA and becomes SchoolCity Content Partner

SPRING 2015

Selected by 8 districts (200,000 students) through open RFP process to deliver SchoolCity SUITE

SPRING 2015

Expands team and operations across country

SPRING 2015

Launches Partnership with Progress Testing bringing ReadiBank to SchoolCity Districts

WINTER 2015

Announces product name change, SUITE becomes SchoolCity SUITE

FALL 2014

Partnership with Eagle Software and Integration with Aeries bring CA Districts easy flow of Data between Systems

SUMMER 2014

Launches complete redesign of SchoolCity SUITE to address new Common Core & ease-of-use from district to classroom

WINTER 2014

Selected by Hillsborough County PS (#3 FL, #8 largest district in US) to deliver customized version of SchoolCity SUITE

WINTER 2014

Joins ACSA in elite Partnership (contracts to re-build ACSA website)

FALL 2013

Announces addition of LCAP report to SPARCS mandated reporting tool for CA districts

SUMMER 2013

Partnership with LearnZillion brings Instructional Content to SchoolCity SUITE students

SUMMER 2013

Partnership with GradeCam brings Simplicity of Document Camera Scanning to SchoolCity SUITE

SUMMER 2012

Partnership with SAS begins with SchoolCity

SPRING 2012

Partnership begins with Learning Plus Associates Non-Profit dedicated to Quality Common Core Supplemental Curriculum

WINTER 2012

Launches SYNCED, Common Core Curriculum Alignment tool in partnership with California PD organization

FALL 2011

Launches vertical scale score reporting and predictability feature for interim assessments delivered in SchoolCity SUITE

SUMMER 2010

Launches Online Test Delivery capability in SchoolCity SUITE

SPRING 2010

Launches custom Teacher Evaluation System for Fort Worth ISD (TX) and all districts in Texas

SPRING 2009

SchoolCity welcomes 100th SUITE Customer!

WINTER 2009

Partnership with Key Data Systems bring Inspect Item Bank to SchoolCity SUITE Districts

FALL 2008

Launches first integrated "Commercial Item Bank" in SchoolCity SUITE (FAIB from ETS)

SPRING 2008

Partnership with Academic Benchmarks adds powerful Alignment and tie to Standards within SchoolCity SUITE

SPRING 2008

Launches SchoolCharts, FREE data tool to 3 additional states (Texas, Florida and Washington)

WINTER 2008

Selected by Fort Worth ISD (#6 TX district) to develop custom Assessment, Reporting & Teacher Evaluation solutions

SUMMER 2007

Selected by New York City DOE (#1 NY district) to build custom Assessment and Reporting system

SPRING 2007

Selected by large Charter School Association to develop and deliver Assessment and Reporting solutions

SPRING 2007

Launches new "Data Dashboard" in SchoolCity SUITE

WINTER 2006

Acquires VRSchoolhouse and incorprates Curriculum Management and Grade Book/Report Card solutions

SPRING 2005

Launches Assessment Creation and Plain-Paper Scanning

SPRING 2004

Launches SPARCS - mandated reporting tool for CA districts (SARC and SPSA)

SPRING 2003

Aquisition of STARS (SUITE) from APQC

SPRING 2003

Launches SchoolCharts, FREE data tool to 10,000 schools & 1,000 districts in CA

WINTER 2003

Implements very first SchoolCity SUITE Customer

SPRING 2002

Launches SchoolCity SUITE Analysis and Reporting Software

SPRING 2002

Announces partnership with California County Office to design and deliver analysis & reporting tools to districts

SUMMER 1999

Developed websites for public schools and school districts

WINTER 1999

Company was founded with mandate to "Make a difference for kids"


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