Publication Date: January 03, 2001
Author: PSS | Program Systems Service
Summary: Availability of Quality Analysis Tool for Windows 2000-2001, Version 1.0
Posted On: 01/03/2001
TO: All Destination Points
FROM: U.S. Department of Education
RE: Availability of Quality Analysis Tool for Windows 2000-2001, Version 1.0
The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the release of a new software product: Quality Analysis Tool (QA Tool) for Windows 2000-2001, Version 1.0. This software can be used by participating Quality Assurance Program schools for intensive analysis of financial aid data for use in developing an effective school verification program and to improve service to students.
Version 1.0 is available on the Department's SFAdownload Web site, located at http://fsadownload.ed.gov/index.htm. The Quality Analysis Tool 2000-2001 Installation Guide and the Version 1.0 Cover Letter are also available on the SFAdownload Web site. Both documents contain important information you should review after downloading the software.
Version 1.0 is available on the SFAdownload Web site in two formats. You can download the entire software in one file, called QATool10.exe, or you can download the software in six separate installments, which can be copied to a network drive or diskettes. Please review the download and installation instructions in the Cover Letter for further information.
You must have Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT or Windows 2000 as your PC workstation operating system in order to run QA Tool Version 1.0. Other system and network requirements are outlined in the Installation Guide.
QA Tool can be installed in a standalone or networked environment. In a standalone installation, all programs files, including the software database, are installed and stored on the hard drive of a single PC.
For network installations you must first run a network server install, designating a network drive location for your QA Tool database. Once the server install is complete, you must run network workstation installations on all PCs which will access the networked database, designating the correct network drive and directory during each installation.
If you need any assistance connecting to the SFAdownload site or downloading QA Tool in single or multiple file format, please contact Title IV WAN Customer Service at 800-615-1189, or via email at T4WAN@NCS.COM.
If you need assistance with the installation or use of QA Tool once downloaded from the SFAdownload Web site, please contact CPS Customer Service at 800-330-5947, or via email at CPS@NCS.COM.
If you have technical questions about our SFA systems and software, you may want to subscribe to our email listserve, SFATECH. For more information about SFATECH, including how to subscribe, go to online at http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/sfatech/.