When will PSK12.com have the newer public school rankings or ratings?
PSK12.com will announce any new updates of public school rankings and ratings in the Updates topic area of the Forum.
I'm having signup problems. Can you help?
Just enter a valid email address and valid password (must be longer than 4 characters). You will be taken to PayPal's website where you will fill out your credit card information. If you get a message "Security failure. Data decryption error." You probably need to upgrade your browser. If you don't want to upgrade your browser, you can use our Standard (non-SSL) signup page. In the non-SSL page, your email address and password are not encrypted during transmission.
I'm having login problems. Can you help?
First, try clicking "Refresh" or "Reload" on your web browser. Second, make sure that you are using the correct email address and password. To confirm that you are using the correct email address, locate and verify the email address listed in the receipt you received from Paypal (see Item/Product Name in the Payment Details). To confirm that you are using the correct password, go to the Forget Password link and input the email address you used to sign up. Your password will be emailed to you. Third, make sure that your internet browser is set to accept cookies. Lastly, if you get a message "Security failure. Data decryption error." You probably need to upgrade your browser. If you don't want to upgrade your browser, you can use our Standard (non-SSL) login page. Make sure you fill out the form on the middle of the page, and NOT on the left navigation bar. In the non-SSL page, your email address and password are not encrypted during transmission.
Can I make a payment without using Paypal?
At this time, PSK12.com uses Paypal to accept all payments so that our subscribers can be assured that their sensitive financial information, like their credit card or bank account numbers, are protected against fraud. Currently, Paypal allows electronic payments via credit cards and checking/savings accounts. In order to make a payment using a checking/savings account, however, you must first create an account at Paypal. Once a Paypal account has been established, then you may send payments electronically from your checking/savings account to PSK12. If you require assistance in using Paypal, you may contact Paypal toll free at 1-888-221-1161.
Can I purchase a subscription to PSK12.com as a gift for another person?
Yes, at the "Sign Up" page, enter the recipient's email address and create a password. When you are at the PayPal's website, enter your name, email address, and credit card information. Once the payment process is completed, you can tell the recipient about the gift you purchased and provide to him or her the password you created. The recipient can then log in to PSK12.com and change the password to whatever he or she desires.
When will PSK12.com have public school rankings or ratings for other states?
PSK12.com is continuously expanding its public school ranking information. We hope to include rankings or ratings of public schools for all of the fifty states in the near future.
Does PSK12.com's rankings or ratings compare public schools between different states?
No. Because each state implements its own testing program, the public schools performance data cannot be compared between states. However, PSK12.com does provide National Information about public schools based on data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Does PSK12.com provide rankings or ratings for private schools?
Generally, PSK12.com does not provide rankings or ratings for private schools because they are not required to participate in the state-wide standardized tests. However, some private schools in few states, for example, Indiana and Pennsylvania, do participate in the state-wide standardized tests, and PSK12.com does provide rankings or ratings for these private schools.
Does PSK12.com provide rankings or ratings for special education schools?
No, PSK12.com does not provide rankings or ratings for special education schools.
Does PSK12 provide SAT scores?
No, PSK12.com does not provide SAT scores. Generally, it is very difficult to compare schools using SAT scores because the student participation rates can vary significantly.
How long has PSK12.com provided public school rankings or ratings?
PSK12.com has been providing public school rankings or ratings since 2001.
What is the difference between Personal Use and Business/Government/Organization Use accounts?
PSK12.com offers licenses for Personal Use or Business/Government/Organization Use. As described in our Terms of Service, if you purchase a license for a Personal Use then you can use the content on PSK12.com for your Personal Use ONLY. A Personal Use account CANNOT be used for Business/Government/Organization Use, and the account CANNOT be shared by multiple individuals. For Business/Government/Organization Use, you must purchase a license for a Business/Government/Organization Use. The purchase of a Business/Government/Organization Use account includes legal permission to share one account with 15 users. If you have more than 15 users, then you will need to purchase additional licenses.