Student Information Systems
Pearson Introduces Latest Version of PowerSchool SIS
has launched a new version of its student
information system (SIS), PowerSchool, featuring a major update in the area of
standards and grades with new data visualization tools and enhancements
areas of data export, scheduling and academic performance indexes.
9.0 also has a new unified PowerSchool
mobile app that will be
available to parents and students on both iOS and Android devices. The
a new user interface, improvements to the user experience and new
and push notifications that will help parents and students get real-time
on grades, attendance and teacher comments.
There is also an update to Oracle security with
9.0, making it the only SIS with Oracle Exadata Optimized status.
new PowerSchool Registration component is available as an option, a
self-service module that provides online enrollment and registration
"We have a lot of customizations already, so I
approach a major new release with a bit of apprehension, but PowerSchool
pretty much just works," said Jeremy Davis-Vollrath, PowerSchool
State Special Schools. "The user interface is intuitive and
user-friendly. The new data visualization and export frameworks provide
seeds for exciting new growth."
PowerSchool 9.0 is available to all current
and will be installed automatically upon release to those who are in
automatic upgrade plan. It will be demonstrated for the first time
ISTE 2015 conference in Philadelphia June 28-July 1.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.