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Système de gestion scolaire qui accélère les processus d'enregistrement des élèves, la vérification des compétences, l'analyse, la conformité et le paiement.
I provide tech support to our school office and teacher users. The parents and students also have accounts to log in and verify grades, attendance, school bulletin messages and more.
Many of the activities that required grading in the LMS rarely moves to the grade book. It was always showing an error.
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PowerSchool: Nice Interface and Easy to Use Features
Commentaires : Overall, PowerSchool offers an easy to navigate attendance and grading system for schools. They have done a nice job with the layout in that most things are easy to find and where you would be expected to find them. There are many customizations available at the district level, so successful implementation will also be dependent on your district set up and ensuring that they are getting input from the appropriate stakeholders.
My school district switched over to PowerSchool about a year and a half ago. I now use it for grades, attendance, lunch counts, reports, and many other things. What I like most about PowerSchool is the interface. As a teacher, when I log in, the initial screen shows the things I use on a daily basis- attendance, lunch count, and contact information. I like that it is set up in a way that the things I use the most are right there. There is then an additional menu called "Power Teacher Pro" that is used for things like grade entries and reports that I might use more on a monthly basis. The report options offer lots of different variables and allows the user to create PDF, excel, and other types of files. Having these different options has been helpful.
The user experience has been a positive one for me. However, the initial training we received could use some improvement. The training modules are fairly dry to sit through and can be confusing to navigate.
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Great for employee training!
We loved using Powerschool for new employee training. It had so much to offer and was very easy to use!
There is nothing that I dislike about Powerschool.
PowerSchool is effective and user-friendly!
Commentaires : I've had a very positive experience with PowerSchool. It's easy to submit daily attendance and create seating charts. It's user friendly and fairly simple to navigate. I can quickly find contact information regarding parents and guardians. It's a terrific resource for our school district!
We utilize PowerSchool to take attendance daily. This is the system used for our official grades at school. This is incredibly helpful when looking up emergency contact info, birthdates, seating charts, etc.
There are so many features that I am still learning about, and I've yet to come across something that I do not like about PowerSchool.
Powerschool . . . it does a lot, but could use some tweaks.
Commentaires : In terms of housing student information, completing attendance and lunch count, and entering class scores, I appreciate the functionality. The report card function needs some minor upgrades to make it more user friendly on the teacher end.
I appreciate that I can access my students' demographic information easily. Attendance and lunch count are easy, as well. The student information management aspect of PowerSchool is intuitive. I rarely have to go to our school secretary for details, like I would have in the past.
The report card function needs some adjustments. The score entry section works well. It even allows you to adjust the font, which my older eyes appreciate. However, the printable report sent to parents each trimester is uncomfortably tiny in terms of font size. Even the comment section is very tiny, and those are some of the most valuable aspects of the report. Also, I'd very much appreciate being able to have a screen view that allowed me to look at each student's individual reports. This would be very helpful in looking for missing scores prior to report cards being printed. I have to do a lot of scrolling and clicking to track an individual child's scores over various subject areas. A single student screen view that allowed me to enter scores, if needed, would be a nice boost to the usability of this product.
An Easy-to-Use, Comprehensive Student Management System
Commentaires : Despite the occasional glitches, PowerSchool has proven to be an invaluable asset to our school. It has enabled us to keep track of student data, grades, and attendance, as well as to easily communicate with parents and students. The interface is intuitive and easy to use, and the reporting features provide a comprehensive view of student progress. We are highly satisfied with PowerSchool and would recommend it to any school looking for a comprehensive student management system.
PowerSchool has been an invaluable tool for our school. It has enabled us to keep track of student data, grades, and attendance, as well as to easily communicate with parents and students. The interface is intuitive and easy to use, and the reporting features provide a comprehensive view of student progress.
PowerSchool can be a bit buggy at times. The system has been known to crash and can be slow to respond. Additionally, some of the reports can be difficult to interpret and require a learning curve to understand.
I used this software in middle school and starting sophomore year in high school.
Commentaires : I think this was a significant upgrade from the software my school used to use for grading, although that software did have the grade calculation function that we wished PowerSchool had. The best thing about now using PowerSchool is that it doesn't crash as easily and it's easier to see grades at a glance. Additionally, teachers can make announcements and that function has been really helpful for my school as a whole.
My favorite function in this software is that you can submit assignments through this and it will send you an email update that lets you know that it was turned in. This is helpful because sometimes teachers don't notice that something was turned in and will count it late and this way students have a way to back up their claim that it isn't late. I also really like that teachers can do things like vocab tests and simple multiple choice tests that self-grade and auto-input the grades because it's less work for both the teacher and the student and it's a fast turnaround. The third thing that I like about this software is that you can look at the calendar on the landing page and immediately see which assignments are more urgent (in terms of due dates). This makes our lives a lot easier because that way we don't have to write all the dates down for the assignments we have yet to complete.
The software will sometimes crash and give us a picture of a cat with a ball of yarn and say that it's just tangled up, which gets frustrating because a lot of people my age obsessively check their grades and remind themselves of assignments, and we get very fidgety and stressed out if we can't see the grades because of all the things that could be being updated but that we just aren't able to see. Also, as far as my school's use of this software goes, we can't test to see what our grade would be if we get a certain grade on another assignment that the teacher has assigned point values to already. This is a function available in some other softwares in this category so students get frustrated that it's possible but the school makes it so we have to use outside resources to figure it out, or just our general math knowledge, when it could be much easier.
Does the job, could be better
You can see your grades at a glance and this is really convenient for students. You can make submissions through Google Drive without relinquishing your ownership of the document like Google Classroom does (I understand the premise of that strategy, but it's majorly inconvenient).
Unlike in Canvas, you can't test what kind of grades you'll need on weighted assignments to maintain a certain overall grade. The UI/UX are also designed kind of poorly and my school frequently gets errors saying that PowerSchool is undergoing development. I never get those messages from Canvas. It's also extremely frustrating that I can't submit documents from Google Drive if they're in a Team Drive, whether or not they're owned by me.
Commentaires : Powerschool is a really helpful tool for me and my kids and all of my problems have been resolved.
What I liked most about Powerschool is that I can easily find my child's account and if they have an insufficient lunch balance I can put money into their account online
What I expected more of from Powerschool was remembering my login information. Recently, I tried logging in with my username and password and it said it doesn't remember my device.
PowerSchool Has the Power!
Commentaires : We would not survive without this resource!
PowerSchool is a staple in my daily work life. It keeps all important data in one organized place.
There are times where loading is slow or pages will say "Not Found" when they are there.
Easy to use
Commentaires : As a teacher I use PowerSchool and PowerTeacher daily for attendance, checking the kids' information, such as birth dates, parent numbers, addresses, ect. You can add grades and seating charts as well. I'm also able to check on my special needs students' IEPs and edit my sections of them. It is a brilliant tool and keeps everything organized and all in one place.
I use it daily at school. I didn't have to take any special training, as it's pretty easy to figure out. I can go in and edit things I've previously put in without having to go to any hassle re-accessing and changing things.
Sometimes I have to go through clicking two or three menu items before I remember the combination I need to get to the place I want.
Powerschool is a powertool
Commentaires : I was resistant to the change to PowerSchool, at first, but I can honestly say that it's a great software that has the whole school on the same page. It's really helped us go digital, as well!
Powerschool has everything for the district in one place, which makes keeping track of students easy across the board. Grades, attendance, reports, lunch and library fees, any sort of notes, are all kept track in Powerschool, and if a student transfers within the district, the information travels with them, so it really is a wonderful hub for teachers and administrators. It's also great because parents and students have their own login information so that everyone is able to stay up to date on grades, etc. without teachers having to constantly send home updates.
Set-up in powerschool is a little more involved than it was in Pearson. And updates aren't automatic but instead have to be done manually. Also, when the system goes down (which is occasionally does), then you're out of luck for literally everything...
PowerSchool for Substitute Teacher
Commentaires : I have found PowerSchool very easy to use as a substitute teacher. Even when I sub for multiple teachers in one day, I can easily log in with my substitute login details to different teachers' classrooms. It has made it much easier for me to remember student names, as the ID pictures of students are paired with their names, and I can also review teacher-made seating charts on PowerSchool. I have found this attendance software much easier than the paper systems used by other school districts I have worked for.
I am a substitute teacher for a charter school that encompasses three schools: elementary, middle, and high school. PowerSchool's login page for me makes it very easy to switch between the schools, as I can log into all three schools from the same login page. Most of my work on powerschool is attendance, so I don't use all administrative features of the site, but as a substitute, I have my own login page that gives me access to class rosters for the specific teachers I'm subbing. This makes attendance easier and gives me access to student ID photos so I don't have to struggle with students names.
As a sub, I don't have access to the grades in powerschool, so i only have partial access to the site. However, I don't need that access, as I am not responsible for students grades. My access is appropriate to my position.
Love this Program!
Commentaires : Overall, this system is quick, easy, and very well set up. I would recommend Powerschool to anyone to use for special education tracking and documentation.
PowerSchool is super helpful for special education legal documents. It contains documents for IEPs, evaluations, invitations, MDRs, etc. All drop down menu friendly. It also tracks the dates and timelines for special education students. There are also sections for parent communication, service capture, etc.
I wish so badly there were 504 forms within Power School. Having all special education and 504 forms in one place would be helpful. I also don't like that only one person can be working in the page at one time. With multiple providers, this gets hectic when trying to meet timelines together. There can be a lag in the system for when someone gets out of the document too keeping the page locked.
PowerSchool Works For Me!
Commentaires : My overall experience with PowerSchool is definitely a positive one. My students know that I will sometimes use the "random seat generator" function to mix up our class seating and they also know that parent contact information is just a click away for me, which keeps them more accountable for their actions in class.
Taking attendance is a cinch with PowerSchool, butI really appreciate that I can look deeper into my students' school performance with the click of a button or two. Although I am their science teacher, I have easy access to all of their grades, including missing assignments and directions for completing them. It has made proving specific support to individual students more meaningful and helpful.
I don't like that I can't print class lists without also printing extraneous information, such as text boxes that appear for attendance taking purposes.
Great for keeping track of grades
Commentaires : I really love PowerSchool. I think this should be a requirement for all school districts since the parents will always know what's going on. You even get notifications if the kids are marked absent. I absolutely love this program.
Powerschool is am amazing product. I love how you can keep track of the kid's grades in real time and how it shows you their upcoming assignments. The software is so great that our school district stopped using paper report cards and now use Powerschool.
The only complaint that I have is really more of a suggestion than a complaint. I wish they had a system integrated with school lunches where you can use Powerschool to reload the kid's lunch account. This would eliminate having to use two apps.
Simple School Information Software
PowerSchool is a great all in one place to keep track of student data. I don't even use all of the features that this software provides because it does so much. It's straight forward and easy to use. My favorite part is that it also allows me to run various preprogrammed reports, or I can work with our IT Department to customize a report for my department when needed. I've only ever used on a management side, but I imagine that the software is just as easy to use from the parent side as well.
I do not have any complaints about this software. It does exactly what is advertised and offers tips and trainings if needed.
PowerSchool - A Good SIS Choice
Commentaires : We use PowerSchool as our SIS. We're looking in to the PS registration piece and we use a couple other modules as well. PowerSchool is extensible with plugins and easily accessible to most third party apps that need data from it, assuming the third party knows what they're doing.
PowerSchool has improved a LOT in the last few years. The interface is MUCH cleaner and usable, their security focus has shown in many changes we've seen to recent versions, and generally it just works. I've worked long enough with it to know how to troubleshoot most issues. It's actually pretty easy and accessible for us tech folks when dealing with server issues. Our users generally like it.
Some of the issues that pop up are silly things like services not starting all of the sudden, and it can be very touchy when you need to restart the server it's running on. If you don't shut down the PowerSchool services properly, you can end up with a broken instance.
PowerSchool is the the BEST school information system out available
Commentaires : I would be lost without this software.
Our schools have been using this SIS since 2008. PowerSchool is very intuitive and easy to learn. I provide tech support to our school office and teacher users. The parents and students also have accounts to log in and verify grades, attendance, school bulletin messages and more. Updates and edits made by teachers and office staff are in Real Time so the data is always up to date.
PowerSchool university is expensive training. It is very good training though.
Commentaires : It is generally good. I have used four of the major SMS systems and PowerSchool is weak in some areas and strong in others. They all have their drawbacks, but PowerSchool was the most budget friendly option for a district with 10K+ students.
I like the ability to use the APEX SQL system to get any data that I want
PowerSchool has a large learning curve and requires some technical prowess with understanding how tables link in a database.
PowerSchool - The Industry Standard SIS
Commentaires : We use PowerSchool daily for all of the activities mentioned above, and more.
PowerSchool is the industry standard SIS out there. It takes training and some familiarity, but once you gain that, the tool can cover a tremendous amount of school related needs - scheduling, reporting, grading, etc. Great job PowerSchool.
The only hurdle to PowerSchool is the fairly extensive traning needed to really learn it well. Otherwise, it's a great product!
PowerSchool for Power Users
Commentaires : I love it as a parent, teacher, and admin. It's a good comprehensive option for student management.
I love that there are portals for parents, students, teachers, admin. I love that what each of those groups sees is tailored to why they are accessing the software. There are multiple ways to customize the data that is collected.
Reporting can be a little cumbersome, and having to go up the food chain to accomplish certain tasks can be irritating.
Commentaires : I worked in a school and had many jobs from teacher assistant to office manager, so I used powerschool in several ways. I would help teachers with the technology side of it, and sometimes even enter grades from a teachers gradebook into the system. Parts of it I found to be very user friendly and other parts were not so intuitive or limiting. Like the number of characters you could put into a reports text space.
From an office point of view it was nice that students were automatically moved up a grade at the end of the year but as an international school with a high turn over in students it took a very long time to enter each new student into the system.
The system has many many screens and options and it is hard to find the fastest way to use it and to access the information you need.
Makes grading easy!
Commentaires : Grading, attendance, basic information, comments, standards.
As a first year teacher, Power school has made my fear of grading so much easier for me. Inputting grades, adding and editing standards, making lists of class grades, student information such as emails are easily accessible, and so much more. When I was still in school to become a teacher, they used and showed us different programs, but Power school is the most efficient program I have used yet. I am a parent as well so I can see the student side and I love that it constantly updates with comments and attendance.
The only con is that it can sometimes freeze or take too long to load, making me lose my place with grading.
This program is so versatile!
Commentaires : I use it daily in my job with my student records and it is very reliable which is great because I depend on this program to do my job.
I like the ease of the navigation with this program. It can be customized to fit what you need to get from it. There are numerous ways to query what you need to find out.
Sometimes it is hard to figure out the exact formula to make a query work.
I love this app! I
I love this app. It helps me stay up to date on my kids grades and what is going on in there classes. I love being able to see everything that is going on daily with my children and their school.
I have not found anything that I do not like about this app. I can always stay up to date with my children and their progress at school.