I’m a PowerSchool nerd. I’m very excited for the new database extensions. It’ll make parts of my life so much easier.
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Introducing Database Extensions
PowerSchool 7.9 will soon be released, and introduces the first phase of our migration away from legacy custom fields to the exciting new and modern Database Extensions. This feature will eventually replace legacy custom fields and will vastly improve overall application performance and scalability. This new feature supports one-to-one and one-to-many data as well as field data typing, and may be based on most database tables within PowerSchool. Over the course of the next year, you will also be able to migrate PowerSchool, state and province specific, and customer created custom fields to this new more robust technology.
PowerTeacher Gradebook Enhancements
PowerSchool 7.9 also introduces key new usability and grading options for teachers and administrators, including the automatic calculation of overall course grades directly from standards grades, and the copying of assignments and final grade setup across schools.
Additional Features and Enhancements
- Health workflow improvements.
- Repeated Course Grade Suppression Equivalencies.
- Repeated Course Grade Suppression Policy Configurations.
- New Group Function to allow legacy custom fields to be copied from a teacher’s Home School to their staff record.
- PowerSchool API updates.
PowerSchool 7.9 Labs
Visit the PowerSchool 7.9 Labs to test drive and learn more about these new features and prepare for your PowerSchool 7.9 upgrade.
Upcoming Features and Fixes
Learn more about in-progress features and fixes on the PowerSchool Product Status page on PowerSource.