POWERSCHOOL ( www.apple.com/education/powerschool) has released PowerSchool 5.0, a Web-based student information system (SIS) from Apple. Delivering data access and optimized performance capabilities that address a broad set of customer needs, 5.0 easily scales to meet the demands of growing schools and districts of all sizes. The system provides a complete view of each student’s performance data to guide decisions in the classroom, at the district office, and from home. Includes timesaving administrative tools for teachers, and password-protected online performance records for parents. A new enhancement to the PowerSchool platform is increased accessibility to meaningful information through a new relational layer on top of the SQL database in PowerSchool 5.0. Scalability and additional performance have also been added. Minimal training required. Pricing varies.
This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2006 issue of THE Journal.