Pennsylvania Selects Parchment for Statewide E-Transcript Initiative

Parchment Inc. and the Pennsylvania Department of Education announce a statewide network that will enable Commonwealth schools to securely exchange student records and transcripts.
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Parchment Inc. and the Pennsylvania Department of Education announce a statewide network that will enable Commonwealth schools to securely exchange student records and transcripts.

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.



Pennsylvania Selects Parchment for Statewide E-Transcript Initiative

E-transcript exchange among educational institutions across the country continues to expand, with Pennsylvania becoming the most recent state to offer a statewide system to its schools and students in support of broader preK-20 collaboration and improved academic outcomes. Pennsylvania is the seventh state to partner with Parchment and select the company's Docufide platform, the industry-leading e-transcript and student records exchange network. Pennsylvania received a federal grant to cover the start-up costs of the system for its more than 1,000 local education agencies and higher education institutions if they sign up by July 1, 2013.

‘Quiet Revolution’ Gains Momentum as Parchment Delivers 4 Millionth e-Transcript

Driven by an expanding network of secondary and postsecondary education providers, Docufide® by Parchment™ has now exchanged more than 4 million electronic transcripts (e-Transcripts). The industry-leading e-Transcript exchange network doubled the volume of e-Transcripts delivered in each of the past four years, and year-over-year growth is expected to double again in 2012. Institutions tapped Docufide to exchange nearly 1 million transcripts through the first six months of this year alone.

Accelerated e-Transcript Volume and Network Membership Drives Strong First-Quarter Growth for Parchment

More than 65 high schools and colleges, including Capella University and Pittsburgh Public Schools, have joined the growing e-transcript and student record exchange network through Docufide by Parchment in the first quarter of this year to increase operational efficiency and save potentially millions in paper, postage and labor costs. Parchment, which doubled e-transcript volume in 2011 to 1.6 million, reports that the volume of e-transcripts exchanged through its industry-leading platform in first quarter of this year is nearly doubled over the same quarter last year. The rapid growth is an indication of the heightened demand for digital academic records as a stepping stone to academic analytics, with credentials data as a key factor in the equation.

Parchment Continues Strong Growth in Third Quarter as Schools and Universities Continue Movement to e-Transcripts

With schools and universities accelerating their adoption of e-Transcripts, Parchment continued its strong growth in the third quarter of 2012. More than 1,200 high schools and postsecondary institutions joined the Parchment e-Transcript exchange network between July and September, with 630 high schools and colleges selecting the company’s premium paid services, and 584 customers signing up for the company’s free basic sending or receiving services.

Parchment Enhances its Industry-Leading e-Transcript Exchange Platform With Analytics Tools

On the heels of its acquisition of Avow Systems yesterday, Parchment is unveiling enhancements to its Docufide e-Transcript exchange platform and launching a new offering called Parchment Discover, which represents a new category of enrollment analytics. Using social graphing, Parchment Discover enables higher education officials to better identify prospective students, not only based on academic credentials, but also where similar students have applied, were accepted, and ultimately chose to enroll. The tool also helps students get noticed by colleges that may be a good fit for them by opting in when they use the free service,, which helps students request and send e-transcripts to colleges of their choice, gauge their college admissions chances and get college recommendations. New features in Docufide include a Dashboard that helps high school and college administrators see quick snapshots of transcript requests, delivery status, and volume, among other data.

Parchment Merges Docufide with Avow Systems to Create Largest Electronic Transcript Network Linking Schools and Universities

Parchment has acquired Avow Systems, creating the largest e-Transcript exchange network for K-20 education institutions and other organizations at a time of rapid adoption in the market. Parchment has been doubling the volume of e-Transcript deliveries year-over-year, and now serves every major education segment: large four-year institutions, community colleges, professional education colleges, online schools, and K-12 schools and districts. The company also works with seven state departments of education. Increased cost pressure, rising student mobility and lackluster graduation rates in K-12 and higher education are driving a growing number of schools to implement e-Transcript solutions. Now individuals and schools can send secure PDF transcripts to any other institution or corporation to support students' academic progression, or if they are in the Docufide by Parchment network, send and receive XML data to support data-driven decision-making.