Hello! A large majority of the enrollment at my school are students with multiple last names. The entire world alphabetizes multiple last names like this:
But Powerschool alphabetizes like this:
Consequently, whenever I have to pull Powerschool data and merge it with other data pulls from other platforms, I must spend an inordinate amount of time rearranging names before I can work with the data. What's up with that????? Can't this be changed????
To troubleshoot and assist you further in alphabetizing students with multiple last names, would you please provide us more information on how you are pulling the data? Example- Quick Export, Export Template, List Students, APEX, SQL, etc.
To answer your question, this happens regardless of how the information is pulled. If I select all students in one alpha, they are listed this way. Quick export, grade level, etc.
To sort the students with multiple last names in alphabetical order, please follow these steps listed below.
Once these steps are completed, you should be able to sort the students with multiple last names in alphabetical order.
Thanks for the suggestion but I use Powerschool not Powerteacher (I should have mentioned that!) and I tried this method with a teacher using Powerteacher Pro and the alphabetization still listed the single last names AFTER the double last names.
PowerSchool SIS product Development Team is aware of the issue regarding students' names with multiple last names being sorted differently than the followed convention. A workaround would be to export the list into Excel and then sort them using Excel's sort functionality.