Kansas and Docufide Partner to Launch Statewide Student Record Exchange
TOPEKA—May 4, 2010—In direct partnership with the Kansas State Department of Education, Docufide has now launched its Student Records Exchange (SREx) servicing 1,661 PK–12 schools and approximately 471,500 thousand students throughout the State.
Docufide’s SREx system provides school administrators a secure online interface to request, send, and receive complete electronic student records in a FERPA compliant manner. Any eligible public and private PK–12 school, using any student information system, can use the service at no cost to the school or students. Using Docufide’s registration software designed specifically to efficiently deploy its services statewide, each school specifies its user rights and tailors functionality to suit its needs. Once a school sends Docufide a test record to confirm connectivity, it is ready to go. SREx provides a comprehensive set of transaction status reports, all online. Additionally, school administrators can transmit multiple documents in a myriad of file formats in a single session, enabling the secure and traceable flow of comprehensive student records from one Kansas school to another.
“Our ability to provide services that allow school staffs to expeditiously, securely, and accurately deliver student records with an arriving student, rather than weeks later, is extremely gratifying and is totally aligned with Docufide’s mission to serve as Education’s Trusted Intermediary,” said John Reese, CEP of Docufide.
Kansas is using Docufide’s eTranscript initiative services as well, with the SREx service leveraging existing processes and workflows to create a seamless user experience across both services. The eTranscript initiative allows students to send transcripts and other supporting admission documents from their high schools to over 4,000 colleges and universities nationwide, as well as to 3rd party destinations, electronically or on security paper mailed by Docufide. The system provides students and parents with a secure online interface for requesting all of their admissions, scholarship or NCAA official transcripts with school administrator review and approval interfaces.
“The Kansas State Department of Education is pleased to partner with Docufide in providing a seamless, electronic transfer of student records,” remarked Kansas Interim Commissioner of Education Diane DeBacker.
The Kansas state participation agreement follows the award of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) Electronic Transcript Initiative (ETI). Twelve states make up the MHEC region and include: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Seven of these states have already selected Docufide.
The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) works closely with the Kansas State Board of Education (KSBE) to provide oversight, supervision and support for the state’s education system that includes public elementary and secondary schools as well as all accredited nonpublic schools in Kansas. The KSBE has authority in two areas: accreditation of schools and licensing of educators. The KSDE is charged with assisting in the education of all students in Kansas. To this end, the KSDE works to ensure that educators, standards, assessments, and data are of the highest quality. The agency also oversees approximately $3.3 billion state and federal funds which flow through the KSDE to unified school districts and nonpublic schools in support of programs for the 471,500 students enrolled in K-12 education in the state. Additionally, KSDE works closely with Kansas colleges and universities housing teacher preparation programs as part of their program approval process.
Docufide is the leading provider of Educational Records Management services. Its flagship service, Secure Transcript, manages the ordering, processing, and secure delivery of student records for K–12 and postsecondary institutions nationwide. The Company’s services save schools money, free up staff time, improve student satisfaction, and increase the accuracy of information exchanged. Docufide, Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with representatives throughout the United States. For information please visit www.docufide.com or call 310-309-3722.
For additional information or questions, please contact Kansas State Department of Education Director of Information Technology Kathy Gosa at email@example.com or 785-296-7931, or Director of Career, Standards & Assessment Services Tom Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-296-3142.
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