Sep 23, 2010

ConnectEDU Acquires CoursEval™ and Academic Management Systems

Best-Of-Breed Industry Leader in Course Assessment Complements ConnectEDU’s College Suite

(BOSTON, MA) September 14, 2010 -- ConnectEDU, Inc., the web-based leader in empowering students to manage their education and launch their career, announced the acquisition of Academic Management Systems (AMS) and its flagship product CoursEval. ConnectEDU will continue to support, enhance and grow the CoursEval higher education and health professions client base as well as extending the solution into the ConnectEDU K-12 clientbase.

“We are excited about the potential of the acquisition and plan to continue the great work of the CoursEval team. This is consistent with our servicing the intersection point between students, teachers and administrators,” commented Craig Powell, Chief Executive Officer of ConnectEDU. “We look forward to leveraging the underlying technology of CoursEval to extend ConnectEDU's evaluation and assessment capabilities as well as making course evaluations available to our K-12 clientbase.”

In addition to acquiring CoursEval and its loyal clients, ConnectEDU has retained the entire CoursEval support, development and sales team. The team will remain in Buffalo at ConnectEDU’s latest regional office.

“ConnectEDU and Academic Management Systems share a common mission of using real data to drive informed decisions for both students and educators,” remarked AMS Founder and Vice President, Dr. John Eisner. “Our combined organization will benefit our current and future users and we are excited to be part of the ConnectEDU enterprise.” Dr. Eisner will serve in an advisory role for the next three years and continue to be closely involved with the CoursEval product.

Other AMS products that are not core to the ConnectEDU product strategy (including ClinicEval™, SiteAssign™, AdMIT™, WebAdMIT™ and GrAdMIT™) were migrated to a separate entity prior to the acquisition.

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About ConnectEDU, Inc.
ConnectEDU is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their career. Created, developed and run by people who have worked in every area of college counseling, admissions, and career development, ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. We make the college admissions process simpler, more efficient, more reliable and more effective. ConnectEDU’s approach gives every student, from every neighborhood across the country, the best opportunity to achieve their dream of a college education and promising career.

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