Selecting, developing and administering assessments that utilize technological applications and involve multiple indicators of student progress and using technology to maintain records on student achievement
Title: PowerSchool Software Research
Links: Emerging Tech6
Throughout several teaching environments I have used and administered Professional Development Sessions about PowerSchool. PowerSchool is software used for tracking student progress via grade management, among other things. It has a teacher interface that enables instructors to create assignments, control the percentage each assignment is worth, etc. It also has a students/parent interface that enables students and parents to view grades real-time. As an Instructional Technology Specialist I recommend PowerSchool or another Student Information System to bridge the gap between parent, student, teacher and administrator.
These links are used by the faculty of Junior class students in order to identify any challenging areas that may impact learning. These forms are linked to spreadsheets that I monitor for changes in behavior, attitude, or grades that may affect future academic success. Subsequent to a change in the aforementioned students characteristics I bring information to the Support Team at Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School to discuss further observation to better serve our student population.