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Scholastic Installation Links Posted on Intranet; Programs work well with reimaged computers.

Files have been posted to the District’s intranet site (intranet.mansfieldisd.org) that can be used to install Scholastic Reading Counts, Scholastic Reading Inventory, Scholastic Read 180, and Scholastic Achievement Manager (SAM).

For the software to successfully install on Active Directory computers (this is the majority of computers in the District), users will need to login as themselves using the same passwords that they use to access email. This is so that they have the rights needed to install software.

On the student computers that have not yet been reimaged, it doesn’t matter how you login. There is a problem with installing the software on student computers because of conflicts with ZEN.

Please contact the Help Desk at 4357 with any questions.

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  1. Debbie Clark #

    What is happening to AR (Renaissance Learning)?

    October 18, 2010
  2. Some campuses that use AR have very old versions of the software that continue to use local servers. As you know, these versions are error prone, require extensive maintenance, and in many cases are no longer supported by the publisher.

    AR doesn’t recommend/support the District hosting its own data, so the District hasn’t been able to set up the same type of system for it.

    Campuses that want to upgrade and remain with AR have the option of paying an annual subscription for Accelerated Reader services and accessing the program through a web site. Some campuses have made the move already, and others are planning it.

    October 18, 2010
  3. Karen Hennegan #

    Does this mean we are unable to install on old student computers at this time? If so, what is the procedure and time frame for that to happen? We were not allotted new computers on our campus for READ 180 classrooms, and we have been without this critical piece of curriculum for three separate courses for more than eight weeks now. Thanks!

    October 19, 2010
    • It depends on the campus.

      October 22, 2010
    • This depends on the campus. Please contact Gail Marlin (gailmarlin@misdmail.org) for details on the schedule and options for installation.

      October 22, 2010
  4. Jennifer Zamboni #

    So, will AR be phased out of each school? Is there a projected timeline for the replacement of AR with Scholastic program?

    October 21, 2010
    • No, there are no plans at this time to phase out AR at each school. The Department had an opportunity to save campuses money on annual fees and use our new infrastructure. We’re still working with Renaissance Learning to see what they might be able to do for MISD schools.

      October 22, 2010

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