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5 Resources on the Power of Interoperability from Unified Edtech

Getting edtech tools that fit your unique needs can set the stage for school and district success, from the office to the classroom to the home.

A powerful edtech ecosystem is built on interoperability, so data can flow between products and across a unified platform connecting all aspects of your school and district operations. With the right foundation of an interoperable infrastructure, K-12 tech leaders like you can focus on the most important initiatives for student performance and success​.

Here are 5 resources highlighting the benefits of a unified, interoperable system:

1. The tipping point for too many school technology tools

As a tech leader, you want students and educators to have all the tools they need to succeed. But there’s a point when too many tools start hurting productivity rather than improving it. It can be difficult to pinpoint when tools become a hindrance rather than a helper.

Over time, many schools have accumulated a small fortune worth of different tools and technology systems designed to help with their jobs. This infographic illustrates the time and expense it costs school districts when technology tools and systems are disparate, or even loosely coupled.


2. Get a real ROI from your edtech purchases

Shrinking budgets are forcing today’s K-12 tech leaders to do more with less, starting with education technology. Unfortunately, many school districts find themselves with old, fragmented products and systems that are anything but efficient.

When you use a variety of disconnected software tools with data in silos, you could be costing the district more than you know. Impacts could be wasted time and money spent on unused software and extra maintenance.

But with unified edtech solutions, you can save the district money and time, and improve productivity, data security, and student success. In this eBook, we take a close look at how unified K-12 education technology tools can impact your return on investment (ROI) and return on value (ROV).

Download the eBook, “The ROI of Unified Edtech,” to discover:

  • The costs of fragmented edtech tools that you may be experiencing today
  • How unified edtech can deliver ROI—from administrative to classroom tools
  • Steps you can take to start building a system designed for a sustainable, successful future


3. Why connected data is important to K-12 success

Educators are overwhelmed with student data from multiple sources—including your SIS, LMS, assessments, analytics products, and more. The key is connecting that data, bringing it into one integrated platform for a complete view of student performance.

Download this guide to find out why unifying your K-12 data is key to student success, and how to start the process.


 4. Streamline enrollment with connected edtech

Student registration can be stressful and time-consuming for school staff and parents. Plus, an outdated, paper-based process can pose data security risks with the potential for errors or misplaced sensitive information.

Watch this on-demand webinar to hear how Teton County School District #1 boosted security and reduced enrollment time by 60%—by integrating PowerSchool Unified Administration™ Enrollment with the award-winning PowerSchool SIS.

You’ll also learn how your K-12 school or district can implement unified technology to:

  • Capture accurate, secure student information in one place
  • Drastically decrease time spent enrolling students—for staff and families
  • Forecast future class sizes and hiring needs


 5. Bringing it all together: One district’s success story with unified edtech

Hopkinton School District in Massachusetts wanted to unify their tech systems to improve teaching, technology, and student success. The district chose a unified edtech system from PowerSchool, with PowerSchool SIS and products for student performance analytics, enrollment, and special education.

“With PowerSchool, we now have systems that integrate and share data, and that helps improve our efficiency and productivity. We’re also able to integrate with other third-party products we use, which is a big benefit to our workflows and abilities,” says Ashoke Ghosh, the district’s director of technology.

Read Hopkinton’s full case study.

LEARN MORE Make interoperability a priority at your school or district. Find out how PowerSchool’s SIS and student success suite can power your entire K-12 operations with industry-leading products for classroom management, assessment and analytics, special education management, student enrollment, and more.