Public Consulting Group acquires Script education software

26 August 2019 2 min. read

Public Consulting Group (PCG), a public sector–focused management consultancy, has expanded its portfolio of education data management tools with the acquisition of the Script system and related assets from Script LLC, an Arkansas-based education software firm.

The Script data management tools are designed to help school districts meet special education and equity requirements, with software covering individualized education programs, response to intervention, and graduation planning. The software also has process guides pertaining to behavior plans, eligibility determinations, and various areas of Arkansas state policy and law.

The acquisition of Script by PCG expands the company’s Arkansas footprint, while strengthening its EDPlan product, which is the most popular web-based special education solution in the US, serving 3290 school districts in more than 30 states. Script’s tools, which include Script Dyslexia and Script English Language Learner, will further enhance the EDPlan suite.

Public Consulting Group acquires Script education software

"We have a deep appreciation for the transformative power of robust data management systems – on student learning, family engagement, instruction, teacher effectiveness, compliance, and so much more," Grant Blair, Director of PCG's Education practice, said. "We are always seeking ways to enhance our system and expand its capabilities to positively impact student and teacher success and are confident that the Script™ solutions will help us deliver on those improved outcomes."

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, PCG helps public sector health, education, and human services organizations improve their performance and processes. The company has more than 2000 employees across 60+ offices in the US, Canada, the UK, and Poland. PCG’s consultants work across a wide range of areas, from management consulting to Medicaid, special education, and technology.

As part of the transaction, a number of Script LLC’s personnel will join PCG as contractors or employees, including CEO Jason Van Dyke.

"I am excited to join PCG and look forward to making Arkansas educators' jobs even easier," Van Dyke said. "The increased resources and support at PCG will allow the Script™ solution to remain Arkansas focused while better supporting school districts, educators, and students with PCG offerings as well."