PowerSchool Expands K-12 Platform by Acquiring TIENET, the Market Leading Solution for Special Education Case Management, Response to Intervention, and Behavior Management
PowerSchool now offers comprehensive tracking, providing individualized instruction paths, and monitoring progress of the entire Individualized Education Programs (IEP) process, allowing school districts to provide high quality educational services to all students in compliance with state and federal requirements.
Folsom, CA – May 10, 2016 – PowerSchool, the #1 and leading provider of K-12 technology solutions, today announced the acquisition of TIENET, a MAXIMUS product developed to help educators manage instruction, intervention, and special education. Acquiring the most sophisticated IEP software package available enables educators to have one comprehensive K-12 platform to better meet students’ specific learning and behavioral needs.
Education Week recently reported the rise of the number of students requiring special education services to nearly 6 million, nationwide. That number is inclusive of underperforming students who need personalized intervention, proactive support for autism, and students who have behavioral problems. A major factor contributing to that increase is educators not having access to adequate resources that fully equip them to accommodate a student’s rate of learning. PowerSchool and MAXIMUS collaborated two years ago to resolve this issue by implementing PowerSchool Special Education powered by TIENET. This acquisition extends the benefits seen through that partnership by allowing districts to seamlessly manage the entire special education process, including: pre-referral, eligibility, IEP development, service documentation, reporting to parents, 504 plans, and personalized education programs.
“TIENET provides a diagnostic framework for educators to identify students who are struggling, evaluate their progress, and meet their learning and behavioral needs. We value improving the education experience for all students to reach their maximum potential in the classroom,” said Hardeep Gulati, CEO of PowerSchool. “By enabling single common information access and processes, we are empowering teachers and educators to identify at-risk students, monitor their progress, and build personalized instructional paths.”
The addition of TIENET enhances PowerSchool’s position as the #1 K-12 education technology provider, bringing new tools to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements and further empowers teachers to enrich the learning process for all populations of students. The TIENET solution is leveraged by hundreds of districts across the US, serving a wide-range from 500 to 200,000 students or more. A key element of success in the classroom is providing schools with the appropriate tools, resources, and strategies for reaching students with diverse abilities. PowerSchool is well positioned to help schools and districts improve academic achievement for every student through cutting-edge digital classroom capabilities.
“TIENET is a natural fit for PowerSchool. The acquisition of TIENET will help PowerSchool further drive a collective vision of revolutionizing the way schools and districts interact with students and families through dynamic and responsive education technology solutions,” said Kathy Kerr, President of Human Services North America for MAXIMUS.”
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12, serving more than 40 million users, 17.5 million students, 31.5 million parents, and 70 countries around the world. We provide best-in-class, secure, and compliant online solutions, including student information systems, registration and school choice, assessment and analytics, and special education management. We empower teachers and drive student growth through innovative digital classroom capabilities, and we engage families through real-time communications across any device. Visit www.powerschool.com to learn more.
Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 16,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit maximus.com.