Powerschool for Parents - Grades & Attendance

Work with the Main Menu

Read this section to understand the basics of working with the main menu. You do not need to complete the activities in any particular order, but you should be familiar with all of them.
Remember, if you have more than one student associated to your parent/guardian account, use the student tabs that appear in the navigation bar to select the student for which you want to view information. For more information, see Account Preferences.

Grades and Attendance

The Grades and Attendance page displays comprehensive information about a student’s grades and attendance for the current term. The legend at the bottom of the page displays the attendance and citizenship codes and their meanings.

How to View Grades and Attendance

1. Click the Grades and Attendance tab, if needed. The Grades and Attendance page appears.

2. Do one or more of the following:

  • To view attendance data for dropped classes, click Show dropped classes also.
  • To send e-mail to a teacher, click the name of the teacher.
    Note: To use this function, your web browser must be properly configured to automatically open an e-mail application, and the e-mail application must be properly configured to send messages.
  • To view grade details, click a grade in the term column. The Class Score Detail page appears.
  • To view assignment details, click a grade in the term column. The Class Score Detail page appears. Click an assignment under the Assignment column. The Assignment Description page appears. Use the browser Back button to return to the Grades and Attendance page.
    Note: Icons indicate the status of assignments. For more information, see the icon legend at the bottom of the page.
  • To view the absences or tardies for the selected class during this term, click a number in the Absences or Tardies column. The Dates of Attendance page displays all absences or tardies for that class.
  • To view the absences or tardies for all classes during this term, click a number in the Attendance Totals row. The Dates of Absence or Dates of Tardies page displays all absences or tardies. Use the browser Back button to return to the Grades and Attendance page.
  • To view total absences or tardies for the semester or for the year-to-date, click a number in the Absences or Tardies column in the Attendance by Day section. Depending on your selection, the Dates of Attendance page displays the total absences or tardies for the semester or for the year-to-date.
  • Use the browser Back button to return to the Grades and Attendance page.

Standards Grades

The Standards Grades page displays information about a student’s standards grades and comments for the current term. By default, only classes currently in progress appear.

How to View Standards Grades

1.  On the main menu, click Grades and Attendance. The Grades and Attendance page appears.

2.  Click the Standards Grades tab. The Standards Grades page appears.

  • Click Show Completed Classes to view standards grades for completed classes.
  • Click Hide Completed Classes to view only the classes for the current term.
  • Click on the blue "c" icon to view score comments.
  • Click the name of the standard to view the following details:
  1. Teacher
  2. Course
  3. Standard Name
  4. Gradescale
  5. Gradescale Description
  6. Gradescale Details

Pearson Inform Student View

The Inform Student View page displays Pearson Inform student data. Click Inform Student View tab to view Pearson inform Student data. This tab appears if Pearson Inform access is enabled. For more information, contact your school’s PowerSchool administrator.

Note: The data that appears on the graph is not served by PowerSchool. It is rendered from a separate Pearson Inform server. For more information on the configuration of Pearson Inform, see the Pearson Inform documentation.

Grades History

The Grades History page displays information about a student’s quarter and semester grades for the current term.

How to View Grades History

1.  On the main menu, click Grades History. The Grade History page appears.

2.  Click a grade in the % column. The Class Score Detail page appears.
A caret (^) indicates score is exempt from final grade. An asterisk (*) indicates an assignment is not included in final grade. The number one (1) indicates this final grade may include assignments that are not yet published by the teacher. It may also be a result of special weighting used by the teacher. Click the special weighting link for more information.

Attendance History

The Attendance History page displays information about a student’s attendance record for the current term. The legend at the bottom of the page displays the attendance codes and their meanings.

How to View Attendance History

On the main menu, click Attendance History. The Attendance History page displays the student's attendance record for the current term.

Teacher Comments

The Teacher Comments page displays any comments that teachers have entered regarding a student, such as a student’s achievement or behavior.

How to View Teacher Comments

1.  On the main menu, click Teacher Comments. The Teacher Comments page appears.
2.  To open an e-mail message to send to a teacher, click the teacher's name.
Note: To use the e-mail function, your Web browser must be properly configured to automatically open an e-mail application, and the e-mail application must be properly configured to send e-mail messages.

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