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Parchment, a leading technology company that facilitates online request, collection, sharing, delivery, and promotion of verified academic and professional credentials, and Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, are joining forces through an independent software vendor (ISV) partnership agreement to allow easier access to e-transcripts for schools, parents and students. As a result of this ISV partnership, Pearson’s PowerSchool will connect seamlessly with Parchment to ensure that transcripts follow students when transferring schools or applying for college.
PowerSchool, the most widely used web-based student information system, supports more than 13 million students globally. PowerSchool enables today’s educators to make timely decisions that impact student performance while creating a collaborative environment for parents, teachers and students to work together in preparing 21st century learners for the future.
Parchment and Pearson are leaders in providing software and services to K-12 schools, districts and state departments of education throughout the United States. The collaboration between these two industry leaders provides provide each organization with access to one another’s tools, technologies, knowledge and support systems, which will eventually eliminate the many headaches that often arise from the manual exchange of transcripts.
“Given how widely adopted Pearson’s PowerSchool student information systems are by Parchment Exchange members, we are excited to be strategically positioned to create an automation of data exchange within Pearson’s platform,” said Matthew Pittinsky, CEO of Parchment. “This relationship further solidifies the great user experience and leadership position Parchment has earned in the delivery of secondary school e-transcripts.”
Oliver Wreford, vice president of product and strategy at Pearson, said, “Today’s student population is increasingly mobile, moving from school- to-school within a district as well as from district-to-district. In addition, when college application time comes, school offices are swamped with transcript requests. With Parchment as a Pearson ISV partner, PowerSchool extends its capabilities to provide quick, easy and secure support for schools, students and parents to access transcripts.”
For more information on Pearson’s ISV program, visit www.pearsonschoolsystems.com/partners/current.
Parchment is a leading technology company allowing learners, educators and employers to request, verify and share credentials in simple and secure ways. The platform has helped millions of people and thousands of schools and universities to exchange more than 12 million transcripts and other credentials globally. Founded in 2003, Parchment Inc. is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, with offices in Roseville, CA, Denver, CO, Grand Rapids, MI, Toronto, ON and Washington, DC. Follow Parchment on Twitter and Facebook.