What is iNSchool?
iNSchool is a province-wide program aimed at leveraging technology to better support student achievement. iNSchool is led by our province’s eight school boards and the Department of Education.
What does iNSchool include?
Are these systems in all schools?
PowerSchool - All schools in Nova Scotia are now online with PowerSchool! PowerSchool includes a student-parent portal which is open and accessible in all Nova Scotia schools, as of December 2012.
Keep in mind, the introduction of portal functionality will vary among schools and school boads. For example, many schools will start by publishing attendance and school bulletins first, adding grades and assignments at a later date.
TIENET - By the end of this school year (2012-13) TIENET will be implemented in all Nova Scotia schools.
Data analysis and reporting solution - Now that these foundation systems are in place, planning for this next phase is underway.
How will we benefits from iNSchool?
iNSchool contributes to several key functions - such as curriculum and program development, student assessment, and school accreditation and improvement programs - with access to real-time information on our students, schools and programs.
Everyone benefits – students, parents, teachers, school administrators and assistants, school boards, and the Department of Education.
iNSchool is having a significant impact on Nova Scotia's public school system. It enables parents to be more engaged in their children's education, and contributes to a more responsive education system.