“This update significantly expands PowerSchool’s ability to serve the education community with tools providing timely data that directly impact teaching and learning.”
Rancho Cordova, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2015
PowerSchool Group LLC announced the release of PowerSchool 9.2, the latest version of its industry-leading Student Information System (SIS). The updated version delivers a host of new features aimed at providing users more tools to both analyze and secure student data, including an embedded GUI ad hoc reporting tool, an at-risk student data dashboard, a student health screening data grid, new security options, and integrated mobile and web portal settings.
“PowerSchool 9.2 addresses a critical market need, facilitating ad hoc and enterprise reporting with improved data analysis capabilities,” said PowerSchool Chief Technology & Strategy Officer Bryan MacDonald. “This update significantly expands PowerSchool’s ability to serve the education community with tools providing timely data that directly impact teaching and learning.”
PowerSchool, supporting 40 million users and over 15 million students in 73 countries, plays a central role in a network of integrated systems designed to provide K-12 districts with a cohesive solution to manage all mission-critical administrative processes and instructional data.
One of the most exciting features in the new PowerSchool release is Enterprise Reporting, a tool that significantly expands reporting capabilities within PowerSchool with fully customizable, pre‐built interactive reports that allow users to easily sort, filter, manipulate and customize data.
“Schools will be better able to create reports on information including demographics, grades, attendance, disciplinary actions, test scores, and much more,” said MacDonald. “The ability to evaluate each of these metrics in easy-to-read dashboards and reports provides invaluable snapshots of the student body, enabling educators to better evaluate and assess student data and trends.”
In addition to expanded reporting features, version 9.2 makes it easier for teachers and administrators to evaluate at-risk students. Teachers and administrators can see which students are experiencing difficulty with their grades and/or attendance, and can use this data to make informed decisions on instructional plans.
“The new dashboard collects and evaluates data to automatically calculate risk index scores for students, making sure school authorities can quickly assess which students are at risk of failing,” said MacDonald. “This information is available for schools looking for opportunities to take corrective action.”
With this update, PowerSchool has a built-in feature that allows schools efficient access to health-related data with the new Health Screening Data Grid and Visualization tool. This feature gives administrators a way of quickly ascertaining whether any students have not completed their mandatory health screenings within a given time period.
Another key addition is the integration of mobile and web portal settings, which streamlines the process for controlling the parent and student portals into just a few setup pages. This, along with new security options allowing system administrators to assign specific users’ export access to any of the 400+ datasets and tables, combine to make PowerSchool 9.2 the most flexible version of the leading SIS in K-12 education.
PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 Student Information Systems (SIS), serves more than 40 million users and over 15 million students in more than 70 countries, playing a central role in K-12 education around the world. Additionally, PowerSchool provides award winning cloud-based registration management solutions, including online applications, school choice lotteries, new student enrollment, and annual student registration designed specifically for Pre K-12 independent, charter, and public schools.