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Tips/Tricks and Considerations for creating a standard-based report card
DO THIS FIRST
Bob CornacchioliDERO Technical Services
Agenda/Participants will be engaged in:Brainstorming sessionTips and tricks of creating a standard based report cardLearning report card languageReportWorksvs Object ReportsNOT DYNAMIC so it’s all about real estate. Exploring the curriculum side of standards Parkbench Visual PST (object report writer) Listen to announcements of how these will be given away!Target Audience – Admins/Curriculum/Lead Secretaries
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What’s your role in the district?
Trained in Object Reports?
Created Standard Based Report Cards?
DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND
The subliminal message do you send to your community by the placement of your subjects?
UPPER RIGHT of page #1 is BOARDWALK
All comments- 1 report card in Student Record Folder
Stay inside the lines
Teachers will write TOO MUCH!
Set Max Width to keep text in the box
SOMEONE must inform teachers of character max count!
Comment Length can be set at the District-List Standards-for all your comment standards
Do elementary PE Teachers write comments?
To stay within lines Max Width needs to be set for each comment area.
Object Reports – FIXED BOUNDARIES
ReportWorks – Dynamic
TEST EARLY and OFTEN- SEPTEMBER 15th
SPECIAL NOTE – IF THE CODE WORKED LAST YEAR BUT NOT THIS YEAR
Check Code to Day Conversion Values
“sometimes” the EOY process does copy these values from last year and you’ll find this page blank!
SPECIAL NOTE – IF THE CODE WORKS FOR MOST STUDENTS BUT NOT ALL
Check Transfer Info for FTEid Value
If Full-Time Equivalency can be BLANK especially if you IMPORT new students and forget to bring in that value
^(*std.stored.high;ELA.5.1;T1;2010) = highest stored grade for standard T1, 2010
^(*std.stored.num;ELA.5.1;T1;11) = average stored grade for standard T1 in Grade 11
^(*std.stored.transavg;ELA.5.1;T1) = stored number grade for standard T1
^(*std.transhigh;ELA.5.1) = stored number grade for standard
DO YOU HAVE THE POWERSCHOOL CODES?
Teachers will have to either:1) leave standard blank
2) select a conversion scale choice of NA
3) All standards will be seen by teacher even if correct term is selected – no element refers to term ID UNLESS someone changes the Enable selection
Not Recommended as this will be a repeatable labor cost
Avoid confusion with homebound papers: Curriculum/Admin issue NOT Technical!
Sending Home Letter Grades and Percentages will confuse Parents and Students
Duplex Printers - Stapler
Name of student on each odd #’d page!
Elementary – One teacher – all subjects
Middle School – Multiple teachers – individual subjects
Standard for each, spacing code is significant for the section below
Have admin consider limiting standards in each content area!
Battlegrounds between core academics and special subjects
Generic Standards for all Performance Groups (BCO) and Foreign Language (F,S,C,L)
G et R e a dyto R umble!
Strategy – Less standards if
Class doesn’t meet daily
Create a comment only report for teachers rather than printing entire report cards
Sample available on DERO Technical Website- Report Cards!
Can I convert my Object Reports?
Object Reports are based upon legacy code that is not compatible with ReportWorks!
My Best Guess
Q: Are Object Reports going away?
A: Not anytime soon, $$$$ and time ( 5-8 years – MAYBE!)
Q: If I need a report card for this fall, recommendation?
A: Go with what you know, no experience – contract
Q: Are you planning to create them with ReportWorks?
A: NO, as I prefer to teach clients remotely and find it far more difficult to teach REMOTELY. Personal Choice
Q: I have a funky schedule with lots of options for student, what would you use?
A: ReportWorks is dynamic referencing the CC table
What is your Best Guess?
District Pricing : $250 / year - total cost for one, or as many computers or users in your school / school district. Price includes use on all platforms supported and all updates and upgrades during that year (365 days). Renewal of the license is required each year to continue using the program.
What you see is what you get object report writer
Caution with numbers too
Exciting feature, but!
can easily become
Changing RE to Math could result in
If a tab measurement contained a portion of the identifier or visa versa, use punctuation to help delineate the difference!
Cautions with numbers too! (Grade levels and code tabs)
Oracle Sequencing Error
Oracle handles page numbers as text fields and has trouble sequencing object reports greater than 9 pages. A sequence error will occur on your print outs... page 10 will be printed as the 2nd page - page 11 as the 3rd page. Work-Around is to re-order your pages in the file. In my 12 page example which prints as 1, 10, 11, 12, 2-9.
I had place ELA as the 10th page as client wanted it printed second. Math became the 11th page and so on. Email me if you have any questions
Of course if your report ( standard-based report cards is less than 10 pages, you have nothing to worry about!
Q & A
Bob CornacchioliDERO Technical Services