Student Information Systems
Georgia District Opts for New SIS
County School District in rural Georgia is replacing its
student information system (SIS) in an effort to improve efficiency and
accuracy, provide parents with greater access to information and
other district information systems.
PowerSchool SIS, the district's new soluition, is a Web-based system designed for K-12 schools. It includes a
district and school-level tools for administrators, a gradebook and
for teachers, and real-time access to grades, attendance and
parents and students through a Web portal or mobile app.
Caraway, the district's technology and data collections coordinator,
district's older system simply lacked the flexibility and ability to
features that the school system needs.
solution presented challenges that limited what we were able to do,"
said. "We had to create queries to do searches and couldn't customize
she expects the PowerSchool SIS to more effectively power school
improve staff productivity. Caraway said the customized reporting
give staff members the ability to do so in a way that will allow them
at the district's metrics and compare them to state levels.
a user-friendly student information system is vital to achieving
success in and
out of the classroom," Caraway said. "We're transitioning to improve
experience for school administrators, teachers and families."
those stakeholders, she said, will have instant visibility to
scores, grades and comments.
Montgomery County School District in Mount Vernon, GA has three
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.