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For Immediate release

July 2011 Product Release

Elmhurst, IL (July, 3 2011) – Common Goal Systems (, a leading developer of web-based products for schools, announces several enhancements to its student management system, SchoolInsight. "The updates we added this month are very powerful and will simplify the day-to-day work performed at schools," says Pat Helmers, Vice President of Sales for the company. "In particular, we've revamped our attendance interface, making it easier to manage daily and period attendance. Our customers will love these changes!"

The new functionality includes:

New Attendance Mode –"Secondary Mode"
Work exclusively with period attendance and calculate daily attendance at the end of the day. A simpler and more easily understandable approach to school attendance – designed specifically to meet high school attendance needs. Attendance secretary does not need to maintain two sets of attendance data. Classic attendance modes will continue to be supported. Contact for assistance in selecting the right mode for your school.

Period Attendance Console
View the state of all classroom teachers' attendance at once. Quickly enter substitute teacher's attendance for them. Spot and investigate children with unexpected changes during the day. Make changes without leaving the page.

XAP Electronic Transcript Support
Export transcript data in a digital format that can be used to communicate with colleges and universities. Export whole grade levels, group, homeroom, or individual students. Run your transcripts and export in standard electronic format (XAP).

Expanded use of search
Search for courses, employees and instructors just like you can for students. Faster and easier to use with long lists. For courses, search by course number, description and subject type. For employees and instructors, search by first and last name. This change in convention is spread throughout the application.

Advanced Scheduling Training
Standard courseware has been completed for Advanced Scheduling. Follow best practices and make your scheduling experience easy and productive. Please contact Common Goal Systems support ( to schedule a class.

An overview of these changes will be presented in a webinar on Wednesday, July 13 at 3pm CDT. To register go to

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

- Common Goal Systems, Inc Press Release, July 3, 2011