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How to Produce Gradebook Grades Analysis Report in PowerSchool

By Tom Lang on March 1, 2022 at 10:00 AM

How often are your staff tasked with looking up students' current grades? What about generating at-risk reports or eligibility lists for participating in activities? What hoops do they have to jump through to get to this data and how long does it actually take?

Wouldn't it be great if you could get to this data with just a few simple clicks? Well, now you can with the use of our gradebook grades analysis.

This type of report is just a few clicks away. 

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Introducing State Data Validation Suite for Skyward Users

By Tom Lang on February 25, 2022 at 1:00 PM

“Houston, we have a problem.”

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How to Run Transportation Reports in PowerSchool

By Tom Lang on February 24, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Storing student transportation data has always been an option within PowerSchool. Identifying if a student is a car rider, bus rider, or uses some other means of transportation has been possible by populating that data to each student's individual transportation screen.

However, getting to that data for more than a single student at a time has been a different story altogether.

Creating a list of basics such as which students are car riders on a given day or which students ride bus 9, has never been easy because of how the data is stored. But now with the use of our Transportation Report, getting to that data can be quick and easy. 

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How to Run a Contact Tracing - Activities Report in PowerSchool with Ease

By Tom Lang on February 24, 2022 at 9:32 AM

Contract tracing has taken a prominent role in the life of many school administrators while the information they need to identify students that have been in close contact with other students is often contained in PowerSchool.

Being able to access that data quickly and easily in a usable way is a different story.

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How to Use PowerSchool to Generate a Contact Tracing - Transportation Report

By Tom Lang on February 24, 2022 at 9:30 AM

Contact Tracing has taken a prominent role in the life of many school administrators.

While the information they need to identify students that have been in close contact with a specific student is often contained in PowerSchool.

Being able to access that data quickly and easily in a usable way is a different story. 

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How to Quickly Run a Special Programs Report in PowerSchool

By Tom Lang on February 16, 2022 at 9:51 AM

Powerschool special program enrollment, the legacy option, not the add-on special ed software, has long been a standing option in PowerSchool. It allows districts the ability to create their own programs based on their specific needs. It’s a step above activities but not quite as involved as section enrollment.

Special programs allow districts the ability to enroll students, assign entry and exit dates, as well as add exit reasons or additional comments while offering flexibility in creating and enrolling students into programs.

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How to Easily Pull Incident Management Reports in PowerSchool

By Tom Lang on February 10, 2022 at 12:56 PM

Discipline data is one area in which schools strive to keep accurate and up-to-date records. Incidents is just one of the methods available to users.

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How to Calculate ADA/ADM - Chronic Absenteeism in PowerSchool

By Tom Lang on February 3, 2022 at 4:22 PM

Attendance. What can we say? It's no longer as simple as marking students tardy and adding them up. For many schools, tracking attendance with the multitudes of attendance codes and conversions becomes a full-time job.

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Loss of Institutional Knowledge Poses Major Funding Challenges for School Districts

By Tom Lang on December 3, 2021 at 10:24 AM

School districts nationwide are feeling similar challenges as the rest of the U.S. marketplace. Covid-19 restrictions combined with the rise in retirement income options are causing older workers with the most institutional knowledge of their organizations to leave the workforce in droves. The financial consequences of losing these people can be catastrophic to a school district.

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Head-to-Head: Level Data vs. Certica for Data Validation Speed and Accuracy

By Tom Lang on November 9, 2021 at 1:39 PM

Human error during data entry into any School District’s SIS still today remains one of the most problematic issues for keeping student and staff data clean and accurate. And it’s only getting worse as many districts nationwide have begun to allow parents to register their child online.

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