At a recent Los Alamos Board of Education meeting, a presentation about “PowerSchool” prompted a larger debate about the software’s user-friendliness as well as its readiness for school wide use. The board also had questions about the software’s compatibility with other programs.
PowerSchool is a web-based software program teachers use mostly to write, upload lesson plans and share student progress with parents who also have access to their student’s progress through the site. The software measures progress through metrics showing how well as student is grasping “Common Core” concepts.
Common Core is a set of national standards students are expected to master in English and Mathematics.