PowerSchool for Schools in Power!
Saloni Hemani | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 09, 2018

PowerSchool for Schools in Power!

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with PowerSchool Unified Classroom

We use it at school to enter school grades, attendance, and discipline issues. It holds a record of demographics for each student and for the students' parents or guardians. It is being used by our entire school- all teachers, administrators, staff members, parents, students all use the platform. It is helpful for teachers as it pulls together all necessary information for each class and for each student and houses it in one full source.
  • the interface is very easy to see, view, and use
  • It houses many different types of information, like attendance, grades, discipline issues, requests for administration support
  • it is helpful to maintain all grades for each class
  • it allows parents to view comments from teachers for each grade so they understand the full picture
  • I teach 15 different sections of classes and it is hard to view sections all at once to enter grades in
  • Navigating through all of the tabs to know how to view grades is hard- whether it is Assignments view, or by students, etc.
  • Positive impact- i don't know how much it costs but every teacher spends probably 1-4 hours on powerschool every week but it streamlines communication
PowerSchool is similar to Schoology but actually has one less component: assignment uploads. Schoology is very helpful because it also students to upload their assignments on dropbox, which syncs automatically to the grade book, which allows me to view who has submitted things on time and who hasn't. I'm able to create Rubrics in Schoology itself which also helps the grading process because it ties in directly to their overall grade after I submit their rubric scores. Powerschool is helpful because it allows for attendance and access across the board with all parties.
In the classroom it is very well suited. For classroom teachers, and for school systems in general. It is appropriate in this capacity because it creates a streamlined sense of communication for all stakeholders: teachers, parents, students, and administration. It makes parent meetings very easy, it makes interventions for students easy, and it helps administration keep tabs on overall progress.