Pros: This program has a fabulous integration between school and parent access. Grade books, attendance, behavior, and all other aspects are updated in Real Time. The online registration process has been a tremendous help to our secretarial staff.
Cons: First time users have a learning curve. Many new teachers report that it is not intuitive or user friendly for learning. Seems to have a compatibility issue with Mac OS.
Overall: PowerSchool provides us the tools to communicate with parents in an efficient and reliable way.
Pros: I love the fact that Powerschool is so easy to use. I can toggle in and out and find/enter information with east
Cons: There really isn't anything that I would change about PowerSchool. Many of my complaints were addressed with the last update.
All student information is housed in one place, you can also mass email students or parents.
More connectivity with Google Classroom would be very helpful.
It’s easy to use and learn! I like how the platform is setup
How it’s down all the time for updates when I need to put in report card grades!
Entering grades and attendance quickly and effectively
Daily attendance is super easy. It is very easy for a teacher to update grades as well as for parents to see grades and missing work.
There really are no negatives with this program. As long as the internet works it’s great for parents, students, and teachers.
I would recommend it
Gradebook, report cards, attendance records, and missing work rrports
All that it can do! I can pull all of data needed from this program and it is easy.
I sometimes struggle with remembering formulas when doing a quick export.
I input student attendance and print off report cards
I like that I am able to contact the teacher when needed. Also that I can see my child lsvgrades on each assignment and her overall class grade
So far there has not been any thing that I really dislike about PowerSchool.
It’s benefits are the fact that parents can see how their children are doing daily
Pros: From a teacher's point of view, it does exactly what I need. It allows me to easily take attendance, and allows my supply teachers to do the same.
Cons: This isn't necessarily a knock on the software, but I wish I had more control over reporting. This is probably something that is locked at the administrative level, and not a developer issue.
One of the best features is the ease of use.
At this point I do not have any complaints.
Keeping parents, students and teachers on the same page easily
That I can see all grades on all assignments.
That the assignments exempt from the total grade arent easy distinguished.
It is easy to keep up with my child's current grades.