School Spire Acquires Instructional Management System, PCG IMS

PCG IMS, a premier Instructional Management System, uses a fully integrated approach to facilitate classroom instruction, intervention and improvement

Plano, TX —Today, School Spire, Inc. announces the acquisition of the PCG IMS product from Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG). The product purchase is effective as of October 1, 2016. PCG IMS is a well-established fully integrated classroom instruction, testing and intervention program. Combining Curriculum, Assessment, Intervention, Gradebook, Reporting and Analytics, PCG IMS goes beyond other products by delivering on the key question: “How do I now address this issue?”

With a content agnostic framework, PCG IMS allows users to import content or create their own, combining all, to form a truly effective instructional system.

“K-12 schools are in the midst of a revolutionary transformation towards evidence-driven instruction, assessment, reporting and analytics to improve student achievement. When I co-founded EdSoft Software Corporation (later known as D2SC-Data Driven Software Corp) in 1999, a personalized learning suite for students and educators was our vision and goal. We saw it as a key to advancing individual and collective student progress, and we were pleased to have worked with PCG over the last 5 years to continue with our initial goal. PCG’s contribution has been huge in curating D2SC’s application-start-up/small business application to an enterprise-wide level. Our focus at School Spire will be 2 twofold; first and foremost, to continue to provide exceptional customer service to our current customers, and secondly we will keep pushing PCG IMS to meet evolving market needs, with new features’ and continued content agnosticism and interoperability for our business partners.,” said Muhammad Wasay, School Spire’s CEO.

Created in 1999 by a single, dedicated team, PCG IMS is fully integrated with an open architecture for integration with classroom technologies or content partners. Field tested by Texas school districts in 2000, PCG IMS has been serving educators across the US and internationally for 16 years. Robust and scalable, PCG IMS has delivered over 100 million assessments, serving millions of students and educators.

“A premier feature of our product suite is its flexibility and robust architecture. Our US clients range from under 1,000 students to over 250,000. Internationally, we also providing assessment services to a province serving over 3 million high school students. Each client has their own specifically tailored and preferred implementation. Our experienced staff consult with district leadership to make full use of all embedded technologies, and deliver a cost beneficial solution” said Robert Couture, School Spire’s Vice President.

“SAZ investments was looking for opportunities in the EdTech space to expand and diversify our existing portfolio. We are pleased be part of this round of funding to School Spire to capture a yet untapped K-12 market opportunity.,” said, Ahmed Zaheer, Managing Partner for SAZ.

ABOUT PUBLIC CONSULTING GROUP

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector consulting firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has nearly 2,000 professionals in more than 60 offices around the U.S., in Canada, and in Europe. The firm has extensive experience in all 50 states, clients in six Canadian provinces, and a growing practice in Europe. To learn more, visit www.publicconsultinggroup.com .

A division of PCG, PCG Education offers consulting and technology solutions that help schools, school districts, and state departments of education across the U.S. and internationally to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources. PCG Education has recovered more than $3.9 billion federal Medicaid funds for school district clients and its special education management systems, EasyIEP™, GoalView™, and IEP online™, serve more than 1.7 million special education students across the U.S. More information is available at www.publicconsultinggroup.com/education

ABOUT SCHOOL SPIRE

School Spire is a leading K-12 provider of instructional improvement products and services. With a proven product and experienced staff, the PCG IMS product has been delivering in the classroom and to educators for 16 years. At School Spire, our primary focus is on providing diagnostic and directive solutions for our customers. Solutions that deliver school districts both the information and more importantly the tools to meet their ever developing and challenging goals, of providing the best quality education for staff, students, parents, and community. We understand that every implementation, just like every student, is unique, with different goals and challenges. Our solution is completely modular, allowing your district to build the system that you want, not a ridged system dictated to you.

School Spire offers a unique system that will fully integrate with your district’s existing system, allowing configurable and modular solutions to service to the general education population.

School Spire is a firm that is motivated by the desire to be the best in the industry, and to help each and every one of their clients exceed their goals. With a team of Consultants, Developers and Project Managers School Spire is equipped to handle all of your school districts projects from identification through delivery. School Spire’s unique system will readily integrate fully with your district’s existing systems which will minimize the assimilation time and maximize the speed of return.