Put to the Test: Pearson PowerSchool 6 - Tech Learning

Put to the Test: Pearson PowerSchool 6

PowerSchool Premier 6 is the most significant upgrade to PowerSchool since it was introduced more than 12 years ago. The new SIS enhances the ReportWorks custom report development tool, PowerTeacher classroom management system, Pearson Inform assessment analytics, PowerScheduler Web based
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0

PowerSchool Premier 6 is the most significant upgrade to PowerSchool since it was introduced more than 12 years ago. The new SIS enhances the ReportWorks custom-report-development tool, PowerTeacher classroom management system, Pearson Inform assessment analytics, PowerScheduler Web-based master schedule builder, student/parent access, and more.

power school

Pros: Attendance is now colored-coded to show which teaches have taken full attendance, which teachers partial attendance, and which none. The new WYSIWYG graphical reporting tool is a great addition. Other helpful new features include the checking of prerequisites and teacher recommendations, address management, and student boundary validation using Google Maps technology.

Cons: Like all SIS’s, PowerSchool has a big learning curve. The graphical reporting tool could be more robust for more complex reports. But, it is a huge step in the right direction.

Overall evaluation: The report-creation tool alone has removed the workload from one person and distributed it to all the PowerSchool users. Creating reports in PowerSchool used to involve completing a page layout without seeing the page on the screen. This new tool makes report creation a snap.

Retail price: Varies by number of students and number of schools in a district.

Featured

Related

Put to the Test Co:Writer 6 from Don Johnston promo image

Put to the Test Co:Writer 6 from Don Johnston

For some students, writing comes easy. For others, it's an elusive skill. Co Writer 6 helps level the "writing" field, enabling students who struggle with writing and spelling to work at their own pace and complete the same assignments as

SD District Picks PowerSchool Premier

The Yankton (SD) School District has selected Pearson’s PowerSchool Premier as its new Web based student information system. PowerSchool Premier will serve the district's seven schools, which enroll more than 2,900 students from preschool through 12th grade. The district will

Put to the Test: Filemaker Pro 11 promo image

Put to the Test: Filemaker Pro 11

Relational database applications are ideally suited to managing large data collections. Offering more sophisticated options than spreadsheets for organizing, synthesizing, retrieving and reporting pertinent

Put to the Test: Windows 7 Ultimate promo image

Put to the Test: Windows 7 Ultimate

It's a significant event in the educational computing world when Microsoft releases a new OS (Operating System). Teachers want to know how it will make teaching easier and learning more effective. Educational administrators worry about cost. IT Departments

Put to the Test: Inspiration 9 promo image

Put to the Test: Inspiration 9

Thinking isn't always easy. Sometimes the mind wanders and loses focus. Or, you may have trouble getting started on a project. Luckily there's an app for that Inspiration 9 includes a collection of helpful visual learning tools designed for brainstorming,

Put to the Test

SAS Curriculum Pathways; Claymation Studio; LS Test Builder; Fujitsu Lifebook; Timeliner XE; MPC Txtbook