PowerSchool Partners with Alden Central School District to Customize a Student Information System for Effective Communication and Engagement Between School Staff and Families

May 18, 2016

Alden Central School District selects PowerSchool to improve collaboration and have a comprehensive view of a student’s performance

May 18, 2016, Folsom, CA – PowerSchool replaces New York’s Alden Central School District’s student information system with a solution to help school officials get back to standards-based grading. The new solution improves accessibility to student data, collaboration with parents, and staff efficiency. PowerSchool’s launch of its gradebook, PowerTeacher Pro, will provide Alden Central with a comprehensive view of a student’s performance, enabling educators to focus on instruction.

“We want to foster a collaborative environment between teachers, parents, and students. Managing engagement on student performance is easy with PowerSchool. Parents can download the mobile app to communicate with teachers and evaluate their child’s academic progress,” said Frank Rizzo, Director of Information Technology at Alden Central School District. “PowerSchool encourages parents to be actively involved in their child’s educational success.”

The robust functionality within PowerSchool provides school administrators, parents, and students with instant visibility to assignments, scores, grades, comments, and progress toward each standard. PowerSchool provides district families the ability to monitor student proficiency on standards and receive immediate alerts specific to their child through innovative tools.
“Customization was a key factor in our district’s decision to switch to PowerSchool. Our teachers and school personnel need to use a system that offers flexibility,” notes Rizzo. “PowerSchool gives us the ability to add custom fields and screens so that our solution is functional for us. As a previous PowerSchool user, it is not a matter of ‘if’ we can change something, but ‘when’.”

PowerSchool’s partner program enables seamless integration with many education technology databases. “One of the things we try to get kids to do is play well with others. PowerSchool excels in this area and saves us work because it connects with the systems we use in our schools. There is so much you do with PowerSchool and we are excited to implement this solution at Alden Central School District,” adds Rizzo.

About PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12, serving more than 20 million students, 36 million parents, and 57 million users in over 70 countries around the world. We provide the industry’s first Unified Classroom experience with best-in-class, secure, and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management. We empower teachers and drive student growth through innovative digital classroom capabilities, and we engage families through real-time communications across any device. Visit www.powerschool.com to learn more.

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