Parchment Inc. and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announce the Pennsylvania Electronic Student Transcripts And Records System (PA eSTARS), a statewide network that will enable Commonwealth schools to securely exchange student records and transcripts.
Pennsylvania is the seventh state education agency to select Docufide® by Parchment™ through a competitive bid process. Nearly 1,000 local education agencies (LEA) and institutions of higher education (IHE) in Pennsylvania are eligible to benefit from this voluntary initiative. A federal grant awarded to PDE will be used to underwrite the initial implementation costs for entities signing on prior to July 1, 2013.
Parchment’s Docufide Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform enables the secure, rapid exchange of millions of electronic transcripts and student records among a network of schools, education agencies, and scholarship organizations.