We are still having PowerSchool woes. It is very unfortunate that Pearson doesn’t have a PLAN B for system to handle server or database issues. Whatever happened to if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it with the other eSIS system?
North Carolina officials are trying to get a refund from Pearson because of flaws in the data system that Pearson is running for the state.
Pearson is charging the state $7.1 million for its information system but it doesn’t work.
Here are some of the problems with Pearson’s PowerSchool:
CMS POWERSCHOOL WOES
At the Observer’s request, CMS produced a summary of ongoing problems with PowerSchool.
• Transcripts: Cannot produce transcripts for mid-year graduates. System maintenance has wiped out some data for other students.
• Athletic eligibility: PowerSchool cannot generate eligibility reports. CMS created a local system.
• Driver’s license eligibility: Can’t create reports that verify students’ eligibility.
• Graduates and dropouts: Reporting systems on retention, promotion and graduation don’t work; there is no dropout reporting system.
• School activity reports: CMS has created work-around systems because of flaws in reports that track teacher qualifications and student-teacher ratios.
• Enrollment: Monthly…
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