PowerSchool provides access to real-time information on grades, attendance, comments, assignments and scores to both parents and students. Scores come directly from a teacher’s grade book and can be viewed through the PowerSchool Web portal or by downloading the free PowerSchool mobile app.
Students and parents can access homework assignments, a daily bulletin board, instant notifications for attendance and grade changes, and real-time grades. The PowerSchool Web portal lets parents receive immediate alerts specific to their child so they can more easily monitor their child’s progress.
Classes, rosters, student demographics, grading periods and scales are loaded into a grade book and central database in real time. PowerSchool’s student information system has more than 40 million users including teachers, students, parents and administrators, as of 2015.