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School Districts Choose Halogen Software to Appraise Teacher Performance

Growing number of school districts are using Halogen performance management data to connect teaching practices with student achievement outcomes (July 09, 2012)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/09/12 -- Halogen Software continues to see growth in the number of K-12 school districts selecting the company's talent management suite to support teacher evaluation and development. Over 70 educational institutions currently rely on Halogen to simplify evaluations, improve teacher development and reduce administrative overhead.

In a time where K-12 schools are under increasing pressure to comply with state requirements for teacher performance appraisals, Halogen is being recognized by school administrators for its flexible and simple-to-use solution. With Halogen, schools can gain real insight into performance gaps and development needs using a library of competencies and the rubric or evaluation framework of their choice. The solution is designed to enable K-12 schools to get up and running quickly and start transforming this burdensome administrative process into one that drives performance, development, and accountability. It also helps to create a clear, meaningful link between the work teachers do in the classroom and state requirements.

Englewood Schools in Colorado, recently selected Halogen to connect teaching practices with student achievement outcomes, "I've had great success implementing Halogen in a previous school district and knew the value it would bring to our evaluations in Englewood," explained Linda Shamlin, Director of Human Resources & Benefits, Englewood Schools. "Not only does Halogen eliminate the inefficiencies we face with a manual, paper and pencil process but it turns a one time, year-end event into a year-long process. This improves employee-supervisor collaboration and provides us with actionable information to enhance staff performance with continuous professional development. The targeted end result being improved student achievement."

Englewood joins other K-12 organizations using Halogen eAppraisal(TM) Education including Douglas County School District, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, Keene School District and West Bend Joint School District. With Halogen, schools are able to implement a performance management process built on best practices, quickly move appraisals online and ensure compliance with state requirements. Performance management is tightly integrated - in a single platform - with talent management processes including pay for performance, learning and development, succession planning, and job description management.


For more information about the Halogen eAppraisal Education module visit: http://www.halogensoftware.com/products/education/

About Halogen Software

Endorsed by thousands of HR professionals from around the world, Halogen Software is revolutionizing the way businesses manage their talent - and raising the bar on what you should expect from a talent management vendor. Halogen offers the first and only cloud-based talent management system that's been purpose-built from the ground up to reinforce and drive higher employee performance across all talent programs - whether that is recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning or compensation. Halogen has been recognized as a market leader by all major business analysts, but even more important, has garnered the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. The company has been named employer of choice over multiple years and has won numerous leadership and product innovation awards, including HR Technology Product of the Year. Halogen Software's powerful, yet simple-to-use solutions, which also include industry-vertical editions, are ideal for any company that wants to build a world-class workforce that is aligned, inspired and focused on delivering exceptional results. For more information, visit http://www.halogensoftware.com. Subscribe to Halogen Software's Exploring Talent Management blog: http://www.halogensoftware.com/blog/ or follow Halogen Software on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/HalogenSoftware.

Contacts:
Maggie Patterson
PR Consultant - Halogen Software
(613) 989-1866
mpatterson@ripnet.com


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