Articles by Paul

Easy NWEA MAP Import and Export from PowerSchool

This content is from Douglas Sirkka, Educational Technology Coordinator and PowerSchool Administrator from St. Mary’s International School. You can download the PowerSchool Export Template File Here:¬†MAPExportMap Or Copy the code below and make your own: TITLE CONTENTS School Name ^(decode;^([schools]name);<<your school names here>> Instructor Last [Read More]

PS 10.X Minimum System Requirements

It would be nice for PS to publish this information openly so its easier to find and I don’t have to login to find certain information that’s easy to find. Here’s recommended hardware specifications: You can find it on PowerSource, but I need it for [Read More]

PowerSchool 8.x End-of-Life

I just got this email. We’re still on 8.3 and we plan on upgrading to 9.x for the next school year. What about you? Dear Valued PowerSchool Customer, This letter serves as a formal notice of the end of product life cycle for all versions [Read More]

PowerSchool YearID Reference Guide

I don’t know why PowerSchool uses 2600 for the 2016-2017 school year, but after making this chart I see a pattern. It’s annoying to try to remember which yearID so I made a reference sheet good for a decade. PS YearID Starting School Year Ending [Read More]

Upcoming Training Events

I really hope you get these email newsletter from PowerSchool. New courses and special offers are now available! With more than 250 services professionals, PowerSchool provides the most comprehensive and robust consulting services in K-12 education. The strength of our team reflects our educational background [Read More]

For our more Advanced PowerSchool Users

Here’s a great resource Power School is now offering those who want to take PS to the next level. More to be Thankful for: Free PowerSchool API Webinars Continue Tomorrow, November 18, PowerSchool continues its Free PowerSchool API Webinar series. The next session focuses on [Read More]

PowerSchool Release Notification

Security patches are super important. You may want to patch this sooner rather than later. PowerSchool Releases Available A security vulnerability involving Apache Common Collections third party libraries was announced by CERT on Friday, November 13, 2015. The vulnerability could be used to remotely execute [Read More]