Learning Management Systems Becoming a Priority as K-12 School Districts Move Toward Integrating Technology
Schoology Announces Significant New School District Customers in 2019
NEW YORK (May 7, 2019) — School districts across the country are making major investments in edtech as teachers continue to push for digital learning capabilities in the classroom. That trend is becoming increasingly evident as Schoology, the leading K-12 learning management and assessment platform, announced a series of recent customer wins that illustrate the market shift toward K-12-focused learning management systems (LMS) as the new standard for school districts.
This year more than 100 school districts of all sizes from coast to coast selected Schoology as their LMS solution. Notable districts include:
- Spring Independent School District, Texas (35,000 students)
- Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pennsylvania (24,000 students)
- Tempe Union High School District, Arizona (14,000 students)
- Fort Smith School District, Arkansas (14,000 students)
- Albemarle County Public Schools, Virginia (14,000 students)
- St. Charles Community Unit School District, Illinois (12,000 students)
“The primary objectives for our district are to improve academic performance, align curriculum and assessments, and provide professional development and support to ensure students receive high-quality instruction,” stated Scott Gutowski, Chief Information Technology Officer for Pittsburgh Public Schools. “As a K-12 focused learning management system, Schoology is the best platform for us to achieve these objectives.”
In its 2018-19 Digital Learning Survey, Schoology found that almost 40% of teachers surveyed listed juggling multiple tools for teaching and learning as a challenge. Having an easy-to-use LMS to manage what’s happening inside and outside the classroom is where school districts are headed.
“We are thrilled to see all of these new districts selecting Schoology as the platform of choice to improve student performance, foster collaboration, and personalize learning,” said Schoology CEO and Co-Founder, Jeremy Friedman. “Our laser focus on community and collaboration within the U.S. K-12 market better positions us to deliver a suite of products that our customers require.”
Schoology consistently communicates with classroom teachers for feedback to ensure it's offering exactly what K-12 districts need to advance what’s possible in education. As an example, Schoology added assessment management to its market-leading K-12 learning management solution. Bringing together learning management with assessment provides classroom instructors with a more comprehensive view of student performance and better evaluates the effectiveness of the curriculum while satisfying district-wide reporting and accountability requirements.
“We are just getting started,” Friedman continued. “Innovative features for standards-based grading, student choice, assessment management and personalized learning are being well received by both existing customers and districts that are evaluating districtwide solutions.”
Schoology seamlessly connects learning management with assessments so that school districts can improve student performance, foster collaboration throughout their community, and personalize learning for every student. Every day millions of students, parents, faculty, and administrators from nearly 2,000 K-12 school districts leverage Schoology to advance what is possible in education. For more information, visit www.schoology.com.
Paul Werth Associates (for Schoology)