Partnership Will Help School Districts Manage and Track the College Search Process
IOWA CITY– [September 24, 2015] – College Raptor, the nation’s only college matching platform that estimates each student’s potential financial aid, and PowerSchool Group LLC, the world’s leading learning company, are joining forces through an independent software vendor (ISV) partnership agreement to integrate college search and outcomes data with students’ academic records.
PowerSchool, the most widely used student information system (SIS), delivers a network of integrated systems that helps K-12 school districts manage all mission-critical administrative processes and instructional data using one cohesive solution. PowerSchool’s products and services are used by more than 40 million users around the globe. PowerSchool Mobile, a market leading education app with 7 million users, provides parents and students access to real-time information on grades, attendance, assignments, scores, and comments.
“Data has the power to transform education and, ultimately, change lives,” said College Raptor CEO William Staib. “Combining PowerSchool’s academic data with our college search and matching capabilities will bring powerful perspectives to districts, schools and counselors as they support students and families to make informed decisions about college.”
College Raptor uniquely helps students discover college matches based on academic, cultural, and financial fit. The integration between College Raptor and PowerSchool will allow students and parents to create a college profile using their academic records from PowerSchool SIS. This data will enable robust metrics and reporting for schools and districts to help understand and improve college planning practices.
“One of our goals at PowerSchool is to ensure that parents and students have access to relevant data that serves to improve their learning experience,” said Oliver Wreford, vice president of product and marketing at PowerSchool Group LLC. “With College Raptor, parents and students now have access to an easy-to-use tool that uses data to provide even more options for students to further their education and explore colleges that are best suited to their education goals.”
For more information about College Raptor visit www.CollegeRaptor.com.
For more information on PowerSchool’s ISV program, visit www.powerschool.com/powerschool-partner-program.