PowerSchool provides a wonderful resource for students and parents, as it allows easy access to clear and timely grading information. Teachers will be updating grade information on a regular basis (on average at least every two weeks). It is essential that individual scores not become the focus of daily discussion or a conduit for micromanagement of the learning process. Instead, individual scores are but a piece of the more important big picture, in which a student's degree of consistency, level of effort, and overall pattern of performance are the focus. This will ensure a healthy perspective to the process of academic monitoring.
Use PowerSchool to monitor your child's progress in a way to look for unusual patterns/changes in grades and performance. It is important to realize that the final grade for a course is based on a number of factors, often including class participation, homework completion, assessment information, projects and performance-based activities (i.e. playing an instrument, group work, etc.) and labs.