School parent portals typically include features such as grade reporting, attendance tracking, event calendars and homework notification as part of the standard package. Billing, account management and class registration are also built into some parent portals.
The features included in parent portals can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. Some vendors design their systems to provide nothing more than basic information, while others focus on adding value to their portals with analytics and real-time monitoring. Additionally, some schools or districts may choose to add or remove certain features to streamline or expand the capabilities of their portals to meet their specific needs.