Spectrum K12 School Solutions, Inc. Names Mariner Solution Partner

Spectrum K12 and Mariner collaborate to deploy RTI and Student Achievement solutions for K12 school districts on Microsoft technology
Towson, MD & Charlotte, NC - 12/17/2009 - Spectrum K12 School Solutions Inc., the leading provider of Response to Intervention (RTI), Special Education and Student Achievement Management software solutions for K12 school districts, today announced a strategic partnership with Mariner, where Mariner’s Education Division will integrate their education dashboards, longitudinal data systems and analytics with Spectrum K12’s award winning EXCEED™ Student Achievement Manager software. As part of the agreement, Mariner will also be authorized to implement the combined solution.
“We are excited about the partnership with Spectrum K12 because they are the leaders in delivering RTI and Student Achievement Management solutions. By combining our award-winning education dashboards, student longitudinal data systems and analytics with their award-winning ‘Best K-12 Enterprise Solution’, we strengthen our commitment to educators and increase our ability to respond to the challenges that they face,” commented Philip Morris, Mariner’s CEO and co-founder. “Together we are able to provide teachers, administrators and school district leaders with tools to improve student achievement by helping them gain a deeper understanding of achievement gaps and program efficacy,” added David “Fitz” Fitzgerald, Mariner’s Education Division Manager.
“We selected Mariner as our Microsoft platform partner because of their strong record of applying Microsoft business intelligence tools to the unique issues facing educators,” said Jim Marshall, President and CEO of Spectrum K12. “Combining Mariner Education Division’s industry-leading education analytics and longitudinal data systems with Spectrum K12’s award-winning EXCEED Student Achievement Manager provides K-12 school districts with clear visibility into which intervention and instructional strategies work and which don’t, at the individual student, classroom, school and district levels.”
About Spectrum K12 School Solutions
Spectrum K12 partners with educators and administrators who strive to Move Every Child Forward™. Working collaboratively with districts of all sizes, we deliver a Student Achievement Management solution suite that manages, administers and prescribes the personalized learning process and data required for all students: in general, compensatory, gifted or special education; pre-K through graduation and beyond. Spectrum K12 is the market leader in providing Student Achievement Management, Response to Intervention (RTI) and Special Education software solutions, serving 11% of the U.S. K-12 student population including 20 of the top 100 school districts in the United States. Our award-winning software has driven personalized learning to over 5 million students in 29 states. For more information visit http://www.spectrumK12.com.

About Mariner
Mariner, a leader in education analytics for school districts and Departments of Education, helps educators, administrators and educational leaders use performance management data to improve decision-making, organizational learning, accountability and student achievement. As Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner of the Year for 2008 in Performance Management Solutions and TDWI’s Best Practices Award Implementation Partner for 2009, Mariner specializes in business intelligence, data warehousing, business scorecards and performance dashboards to help clients improve productivity and decision making in a variety of industries including the education, utility and healthcare sectors. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with specializations in Business Intelligence and Performance Management Solutions, Mariner helps organizations translate strategy into action. Mariner-Realizing Visions with Technology. www.mariner-usa.com.

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