BE PRO-ACTIVE Use PowerSchool to the extent possible and make changes at the source file level BEFORE creating XML file. XML = Extremely Maddening Language
Power School Cheat Sheet A year’s worth of experience – free!
Identifying fields with Missing Data /gender= / back slash yields results for students who are current AND students who are inactive MSDS will reject files with missing data!
Power School Quick Export
Start PageStart Page > Special Functions > Importing & Exporting > Quick Export ***Special FunctionsImporting & Exporting Power School Quick Export *** breadcrumbs
Identifying fields with Incorrect Data Using Excel Selected fields to export: Student_Number First_name Last_name SchoolID Enrollment_SchoolID =IF(D6=E6,"OK","Problem") Student Number First NameLast NameSchool IDEnrollment School ID Results 11111111JohnDoe12344567Problem
Before Each Count STUDENT FIELD VALUE *** Clear prior 10/30 day rule field values Mass change field values (operating district) Delete FTE for students who exited the district *** valuable for changing multiple students
List Students in Power School Homeless students Foreign Exchange students Non-Resident students SNE – Supplemental Nutrition students LEP – Limited English Proficient Migrant students Special Education students
List Students in Power School Start Page: Homeless #
List Students in Power School Select a function for this group of students: List Students
List Students in Power School *count will number your students for you
List Students in Power School Right click / Copy / Paste into Word document
Power School Reports General Collection Validation Report Official Enrollment Student Roster MI SRSD Extract 75% Attendance Report MI General Collection – generates xml file
Power School Reports
Tips and Tricks =Equals(first_name=Jamaal) Is greater than(grade_level>3) <= Is less than or equal to (grade_level<=10) >= Is greater than or equal to(grade_level>=4) #Does not equalfootball# (football is not blank) In- Value is present in the field(last_name in yang,holt) Contains - value is contained in the field (street contains maple) @Wildcard(first_name=jacq@) *as_of=00/00/0000
Tips and Tricks Multiple Selections Use a comma between criteria, a semi-colon between fields. Grade_level in 9,11;gender=f