Building Solutions for 21st Century Problems
Since its introduction in 1997, PowerSchool has grown to become the most widely-used student information system available, offering more depth of features and flexibility than any other SIS in K-12 education. The features listed below are but a few highlights of the thousands of capabilities available within PowerSchool.
Student and Parent Access
Real-time grades, attendance, comments, assignments, scores and much more... right from the teacher's gradebook to students and parents.
Student and Parent Access - Multiple Language Options
Schools today are more diverse than ever, and increasingly, schools are faced with the challenge of providing access for parents and students in their home language. Parents and students can now view PowerSchool in one of 19 different languages.
PowerTeacher is a revolutionary, web-based classroom management system designed by teachers, for teachers, to meet the evolving needs of today's educator with unparalleled ease-of-use. Now you can launch the latest Java-free PowerTeacher Gradebook from an easy-to-install desktop shortcut.
PowerTeacher Mobile for the iPad®
One of the fastest growing classroom management solutions is now available for the iPad®. With PowerTeacher Mobile, teachers are no longer constrained to their desk or laptop when using the gradebook. PowerTeacher Mobile untethers teachers from their desktop or laptop and allows them to record scores and make observations while roaming the classroom, gymnasium, blacktop, science lab or even on a field trip.
Smartphone Access for Administrators and Teachers
Mobile Web Pages is a new way for teachers and administrators to access PowerSchool from mobile devices, such as the iPhone®, or any device that runs the Android™ operating system. Mobile Web Pages includes rich functionality such as the ability to view comprehensive student information including grades and schedules, as well as viewing and recording attendance.
ReportWorks is a next-generation custom report development tool, designed specifically to meet the needs of educational data reporting. This exciting new tool delivers all the benefits of anywhere, anytime, web-based access to data you need to manage your schools and districts, and support effective, timely decision making.
Assessment Analysis and Response to Intervention
For districts that have Pearson Inform, we offer seamless integration with PowerSchool. Teachers, administrators, parents and students are all able to access timely analysis in the environment they visit most often. With one-click access to powerful graphs and charts and drill-down capability right within PowerSchool, it's easy to target assistance, measure progress, and inform decisions.
PowerScheduler is a web-based, automated master schedule builder that will leverage the multitude of characteristics that shape your school's master schedule to build the ultimate schedule for you. Designed to accommodate the largest schools with the most complex schedules, PowerScheduler stands alone as the most robust web-based scheduler in education today.
Address Management & Boundary Validation
With PowerSchool, addresses are validated against the Google® Maps service to ensure address level accuracy, and that all students live within school and district boundaries.
Prerequisite Checking & Teacher Recommendations
Prerequisites & Teacher Recommendations provides the ability to define and enforce prerequisite rules that automatically limit the courses a student may request. With a multitude of options - such as percent grade, letter grade, credit hours, concurrent request, and teacher recommendation - customers can build as comprehensive a rule as necessary for each course in order to help students request only those courses for which they are academically prepared to be successful.
Thanks to PowerSchool's central database, managing even the largest families in the district is a snap!
For the busy health administrator, PowerSchool provides a quick and easy way to log a variety of health screenings and view a student's health history.
Immunizations tracking is simplified with PowerSchool. Configurable to support your state or district's unique rules for immunization compliance, PowerSchool minimizes the amount of time entering and track student data. Report on all students to quickly identify which students are out of compliance.
Custom Page Management
The custom page management tools within PowerSchool allow users with the appropriate security access, to add, edit or remove any page within PowerSchool. All customizations are protected during product updates, preserving the features, functions and and business processes modeled around the unique needs of your district.
To support our growing international presence, PowerSchool includes a toolkit that makes it easy to translate the entire system into any language, including the gradebook, parent access, the reporting builder and online help. To support this, PowerSchool now uses Unicode, allowing you to enter student names with non-English characters. The translation toolkit also makes it possible to repurpose existing fields in PowerSchool by renaming the labels to suit your school or district's unique needs.
Push-button State Reporting
As the system of record for your district, one of PowerSchool's primary responsibilities is producing accurate and timely state and provincial reports. Pearson is staffed with the industry's leading experts on the requirements of your state or province, and we work to stay abreast of the latest developments and changes to reporting requirements. State reports in PowerSchool are updated independent of product updates. This allows us to push out the most recent reports to your PowerSchool server without having to wait for a major product launch. All reports are coupled with extensive documentation. Running reports in PowerSchool is as simple as entering your reporting parameters and clicking a submit button.
Over 200 Built-in Reports
"PowerSchool is a favorite among all stakeholders in the district, but particularly among parents and teachers. The parent portal has transformed the collaborative process among parents and teachers and enabling them to focus on the crux of the student information system - student performance and achievement."
- Catherine Hamilton
Natomas Unified School District