Civica has signed a deal with the Department of Education of South Australia that will see its education suite rolled out to 900 schools.
The deal will see Civica develop a platform to modernise the schools operations across the sites, which include pre-schools, primary schools, high schools and other educational institutions, servicing around 185,000 students and 30,000 teachers and schools administrators.
"The Civica education suite will replace end-of-life systems across the department, most notably the Education Department School Administration System (EDSAS) and Early Years System (EYS) used in schools and preschools for child, student and school administration purposes only," a spokesperson for the department told ARN.
The new system will provide student progress, school administration, finance, teaching and learning tools, timetabling, library management and parent engagement tools, while the value of the deal was not disclosed.
“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," the department CIO Scott Bayliss said.
“It will help us to improve student outcomes and reduce the administrative burden placed on teachers and early childhood workers."
The system will allow access to parents and caregivers to a parent portal to see information relevant to their child.
“It will be an important enabler for school improvement and support our aspiration to become a world-class education system that ensures learning management is a priority,” Bayliss added.
The Civica solution also includes a learning management system developed in partnership with Frog Education.
Specifically, this system will equip South Australian teachers with tools in course management and curriculum tracking, all focused on delivering improved learning outcomes.