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PD Evaluator Now Completes Suite of Educator Professional Development Tools.


November 6, 2007 Austin, Texas, USA . . . Alchemy Systems, LP. today announced that the company has acquired the rights to PD Evaluator from Blueprint Education Group, an educational consulting firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to Mr. Jeff Eastman, Alchemy’s president, “PD Evaluator is a web-based, professional development evaluation system that enables school districts to generate reliable, quantitative evidence of the impact teacher professional development has on student achievement. It’s a perfect fit for our Avatar Pro Professional Development Management System.”

In addition to the acquisition of PD Evaluator, Alchemy has also hired Dr. Todd Bloom of Blueprint Education Group to lead Alchemy’s Education division. Bloom noted, “There is no refuting that professional development is a critical component of a highly effective school system. There is significant, though mostly qualitative, research to support the assertion that professional development has a positive impact on student achievement. But which programs have the most impact?”

“With school district spending and performance being scrutinized more than ever, school districts can no longer assume professional development programs have an impact on student achievement. They must demonstrate it. PD Evaluator plays a key role in that demonstration process.”

Along with Avatar Pro, Alchemy now provides all the tools necessary to create, deliver, manage, and evaluate educator professional development and classified personnel. With already over 400,000 teachers and administrators in K-12 schools and service centers in over 20 states using its software-based tools, Alchemy has clearly become a leader in the Professional Development Management industry. And now with the addition of the PD Evaluator product, Alchemy has positioned itself at the top of that field.

From its Austin, Texas headquarters, Alchemy Systems LP, delivers innovative technology and multi-media solutions for developing, delivering, and monitoring critical workforce skills training and educator effectiveness. Courses are delivered and managed through a unique group-based training platform or as individual e-learning courses through an enterprise-ready learning management system. Alchemy’s course catalog is in both English and Spanish.

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