Accessing Student Data is a key element of any SIS. But taking that data and analyzing it typically requires exporting out of the system and manipulating it within some other external tool. One area that can be tricky, especially if no specific field is used, is identifying if a student resides in or out of the district. However, with the use of Level Data’s In-District Enrollment Status Report, users can now easily identify in-district versus out-of-district students with the click of a button.
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Accessing student data is a key element of any SIS, but taking that data and analyzing it typically requires exporting out of the system and manipulating it with some other external tool. This is especially true when attempting to plan based on where your student population actually resides. But what if you could not only see where your students reside on a map but also be able to slice and dice the records by creating your own boundaries? Not only creating them but being able to share those regions with others. Well, with the use of Level Data’s new School Population Planning Report, users can now do just that.
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Reviewing stored grades for students is a common activity for staff, especially for staff like principals and counselors. While retrieving data for individual students isn't too complicated, getting to the data for larger groups or even getting to a view that is a bit easier to read and that can be filtered based on specific criteria gets a bit more complicated. However, with the use of our Stored Grade Analysis Report, this process just got a whole lot easier.
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Standard grading has become a popular method of tracking a student's achievement. While often used at the elementary level standards-based grading can be found at any level, configuring standards and entering scores is one part of the process, and reporting them is another. While the most common need is for individual student-based reports, schools often want to look at standards through a bigger window. However, generating this type of report is not a simple process. There aren't many built-in reports that can access the records schools need without complicated searches and exporting processes. But with the use of our Standards Grade Analysis Report, accessing standards grades has just gotten easier.
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Student credit progress is one area that counselors and principals must constantly monitor. While reviewing data for individual students is fairly simple, it still involves either reviewing student records by a student’s historical grade screen, printing transcripts, or searching for and exporting the data out of the stored grades table. In any case, it often still involves manual manipulation of data just to get to the totals for students. Even then, finding out as a group which students are and are not on track can be a difficult and time-consuming process. However, with the use of our Credit Progress Report, that data is just a few clicks away.
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Have you ever been asked for a list of students that are new to the school district? How about a list of students that have transferred out? What about those students that both came and left within the current year? If the answer is yes to any of the above, I can imagine gathering that data from PowerSchool was not a simple task. But now with the use of our Short Term Mobility Report, this data can be retrieved both quickly and easily whether running it from district office or an individual school. Answers to these questions are just a few clicks away.
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One of the most frustrating issues when storing grades is going through the process only to find that there are students that don't appear to have a final grade for a class. Typically this means that time has to be taken to review each report card, reach out to the teachers in question, have them update the grades, and then repeat the process of storing grades and printing report cards.
But what if there was a way to make sure all grades were complete before storing grades? Well with the use of our missing grades report, you can do just that. This report will identify all students that don't currently have a final term grade. Enabling admin staff to notify teachers of exactly what grades are missing prior to storing grades.
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Schools have seen a massive change in the structure recently. No longer is in-person learning the sole standard for many districts. In addition to five-day in-person learning, schools have also adapted virtual or remote learning options, as well as hybrid models. With the change, however, comes the complexity of tracking which students are assigned to which model. Schools initially employed a variety of methods to track this information from custom fields to tracks to cohorts, the options were varied which led to each district having to develop its own methods of storing and reporting on this data.
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With the release of PowerSchool 22.7 (released on 7/28/2022), it is required that our State Data Validation Suite and RealTime Reports customers update their Level Data Core plugin to a minimum version of 5.1.0.
Introduced in the 22.7 version of PowerSchool are a new set of restrictions that prevent any existing versions of the Level Data Core plugin from functioning. Any customers whose PowerSchool server is updated to 22.7 will experience a disruption of Level Data State Validation and RealTime Reports services until the Level Data Core plugin version is updated.
Please note that the Level Data Core plugin 5.1.0 is only compatible with PowerSchool versions 21.11 and later. Earlier versions of PowerSchool will reject the new Level Data Core plugin 5.1.0.
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Level Data performed a service update starting after 7:30 AM EST on Friday, November 18, 2022. No downtime was associated with this update.