Esperanza Cyber Charter School Launches PowerSchool’s Unified Classroom to Tailor Instruction On-Demand

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Pennsylvania cyber charter school launches Unified Classroom to better measure student growth and adjust instruction accordingly

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The Unified Classroom will serve as the hub for our data, enabling easy accessibility to what we need to be more informed of what we are doing.

PowerSchool was selected to provide Pennsylvania’s Esperanza Cyber Charter School with one solution for a number of instructional and administrative needs. The PowerSchool student information system (SIS) is currently implemented at the school, but leaders were seeking a cohesive platform for a learning management system (LMS), student assessment, special education management, and student registration. The Unified Classroom streamlines these processes into one solution, allowing school leaders to make more informed decisions to drive student success.

The school unsuccessfully used three student assessment solutions and was also unhappy with its LMS. When school leaders learned PowerSchool was launching the Unified Classroom, they took a deep look into how this could transform instruction and learning for their school community.

“The Unified Classroom will allow us to tailor our instruction on-demand,” stated Andrew Rosado, Director of Education Technology at Esperanza Cyber Charter School. “If we see there is a deficiency somewhere, we are going to attack it head on. We can identify areas of weakness and address those concerns instead of trying to sweep it under the rug.”

School leaders are excited about leveraging the Unified Classroom to allow teachers to create common benchmark assessments per grade level and per subject to assess if students are meeting common core standards. “We need to show that students are not only proficient, but that they are growing,” stated Rosado. “Our need for a stronger assessment program will enable us to look at data critically and learn what standards students are hitting perfectly and/or struggling with. We want to be quantifiable, not anecdotal.”

Rosado adds, “The ability to provide accurate grades to parents and offer school personnel an easy-to-use system to do reporting and grades in real-time are things we often, as educators, take for granted. The Unified Classroom will serve as the hub for our data, enabling easy accessibility to what we need to be more informed of what we are doing. We really believe the Unified Classroom is going to be the change we are looking for.”

About Esperanza Cyber Charter School
Esperanza Cyber Charter School is a public charter that prepares students in grades K – 12 to meet the challenges of living creatively and productively in an increasingly technologically sophisticated and interconnected world. Esperanza Cyber Charter School offers a quality education that prepares critically thinking, socially capable, spiritually sensitive and culturally aware young adults who can use English and Spanish while providing an academically rigorous, yet flexible, online learning program that tailors learning experiences to each child.

About PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the leading K-12 education technology provider of solutions that improve the education experience for 100 million students, teachers, and parents in over 70 countries around the world. We provide the industry’s first Unified Classroom experience, empowering teachers with best-in-class, secure, and compliant online solutions, including student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, behavior, and special education case management. We streamline school office and administration operations with online solutions for student registration, school choice, and finance/HR/ERP. We drive student growth through digital classroom capabilities and engage families through real-time communications across any device. Visit https://www.powerschool.com/ to learn more.

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