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For Immediate release

July 2012 Product Release

Elmhurst, IL (July, 2 2012) – Common Goal Systems (, a leading developer of web-based products for schools, announces several enhancements to its student information system, SchoolInsight, and software for the digital classroom, TeacherEase. "The updates we added this month will help schools run more efficiently," says Pat Helmers, Vice President of Sales for the company. "We've made it easier to import school data, create assignments for differentiated instruction, and run new tuition reports. Our customers will love these improvements!"

The new functionality includes:

Improved ability to import school data. SchoolInsight will attempt to auto-match column names of your data files. Customized imports now available for Employees information and Fees. Import employee demographic data like phone numbers, addresses, and ethnicity. Import starting balances and fees into student accounts.
        District Main > Import/Export > Import Employees
        District Main > Import/Export > Import Fees

Standardized course description across the site. Teachers and administrators will now see a standard description of course and class name across the site. Users can customize what they see and how classes are grouped by selecting the ‘options' link to the right of the class or course selector
        Instructor Main > Scores/Comments
        Instructor Main > Assignments
        School Main > Lunch > Lunch Count
        School Main > Classes/Sections > roster

Improved ability for differentiated instruction. Assignments can now be assigned to a subset of the students in a class, not just everyone.
        Instructor Main > Assignments > Create Assignment

New ISBE reports. Starting in the 2012/13 school year, Elementary and Junior High Schools are required to submit Teacher and Student Course assignment reports to ISBE. For ease of use Instructor assignment information (e.g. Role of professional, entry, exit dates) can be mass edited. If you need employee demographics turned on, please contact Common Goal support.
        School Main > Classes/Sections > Mass Edit Instructors
        School Main > Import/Export > Export ISBE Files (for error correction)
        District Main > Import/Export > Export ISBE Files (to run file for final submission)

Tuition and fees improvements. New tuition statement report - show parents dates and how much will be due for future payments. Additional discount types now allowed for tuition plans. Tuition payments now automatically associated when payment association turned on.
        School Main>Tuition Fees

Common Goal Systems provides web-based services to help educators work more efficiently. It develops SchoolInsight (, an industry leading student information system, and TeacherEase (, software for the digital classroom. Using the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, the company offers its products via the Internet and is responsible for all system operation and maintenance. Founded in 2001, Common Goal Systems has hundreds of thousands of users worldwide.

- Common Goal Systems, Inc Press Release, July 2, 2012