The SA Department of Education will implement the Civica Education Suite (CES) – critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services – across its jurisdiction of 185,000 students and 30,000 teachers and school administrators.
The SaaS solution will eventually be rolled out to over 900 sites including pre-schools, primary schools, high schools and other educational institutions. The CES is cloud-hosted and a 100% web-based school management solution.
The suite includes school administration, finance, teaching and learning tools, timetabling, library management and parent engagement tools including a community portal.
With strategic partner, Frog Education, Civica provides a learning management system designed to enable schools to fully embrace Gonski 2.0 report recommendations for personalised learning.
The Suite combines information management and teaching tools on a single platform and integrates with EdSmart, a third party solution that digitises school forms, slips and other communication to reduce paperwork and increase parent response rates.
The Department of Education SA will access Yellowfin Business Intelligence suite through Civica, assisting education officers and school principals can run reports to compare parameters such as learning outcomes across classes, standards, demographics as well as schools.
Scott Bayliss, Chief Information Officer for The Department said: “We are pleased to partner with Civica to develop a platform that will modernise and transform school and preschool operations. “The Education Management System will be a powerful digital tool with a comprehensive suite of features to streamline school management tasks and support our teachers to provide individualised learning and track and report on each student’s progress.
“It will help us to improve student outcomes and reduce the administrative burden placed on teachers and early childhood workers.
“Importantly parents and caregivers will have access to a dedicated and secure parent portal that they can log on to at any time and from any device to see information relevant to their child."