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Principals Academy - Getting the most out of PowerSchool's new features, reports and functions

posted Jun 2, 2010, 12:32 PM by lesplin@tech.washk12.org

PowerSchool 6.2 New Features and PowerSchool Reports and Functions for Administrators
Presented by Jim Black, Ken Kirkeby and Lawrence Esplin

This session will concentrate on new of PowerSchool 6.2 introduced May 2010. Discussion will include strategies implementing standardized reporting, use of the new mobile admin pages and helping parents use the new single Log-In. Standards reporting will be available for all grade levels with elementary grades receiving initial emphasis. The new mobile pages will assist administrators while they are  out of the office with easy access to the most used parts of PowerSchool. The mobile feature is available for most smart phones, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm etc.

This session also includes an overview of PowerSchool administrative reports and functions including native PowerSchool and Washington County School District Additions. Reports designed for General Information, Scheduling, Transcripts, State Reporting and Specific Program Groups will be illustrated. Presenters will demonstrate methods for finding students and identifying reports suitable for making data based decisions. Ideas and questions concerning future development will besolicited in the session.


Upon completion of this course participants will: 

  • Identify new PowerSchool features that will Improve communication with Parents and Students
  • Use PowerSchool reports and functions to find and assist students that are at risk
  • Access reports to compare student progress and make data driven decisions to improve the school environment. Feedback on AT-Risk criteria.
  • Choose the right report to perform a desired task

New Features of PowerSchool 6.2 
  • PowerTeacher 2.0 with full support for standards
  • Mobile Web Pages for administrators and teachers
  • Single Sign-On for parents with multiple students, plus automated password recovery for parents
  • A new Graduation Planner - NG Policy
  • Attendance Tracking & Notification - District Policy
I Need a Report That Will Tell Me...
  • Who is enrolled and attending school?
  • What year end test do we need to work on the most?
  • Which students are at risk?
  • How do classes compare on an assessment?
  • How a group of students' GPAs compare to their test scores?
  • What reports are available and where can I find them?
What If I Want To...
  • Email all of the parents at my school
  • Email all the teachers of a student
  • Email the parents of a class or other group of students
  • Get help on a PowerSchool question
Questions That Haven't Been Addressed
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