PSUG National Information Exchange. Users Helping Users. PowerTeacher Gradebook & Standards (focus on Elementary Schools). Bob Cornacchioli DERO Technical Services [email protected] www.derotechnical.com CEO. Agenda/Participants will be engaged in:. Introduce Web Gradebook /Log in
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CEO - DERO Technical ServicesEvangelist/Process Assistant- Level DataMarketing - ParkBench SoftwareDirector of Technology and Media Services – Shrewsbury Public Schools (16 yrs)PowerSchool Administrator ( 6 yrs)
The “ENTERING” grades is the easier of the two!
1) Enter Standards Final Grades
2) Recording Evidence ( tests – quizzes – homework )
3) Tie Standards to Graded Assignments
4) Auto Calculate Standard Grades from Assignment Grades
Link to Launch PLUS
LITTLE TECH TALK
The Web Gradebook is a JAVA application, if it is NOT OPENING on the computer, you may be running an older version of JAVA.
Contact your tech department.
< < TABS
< < YEAR
< < CURRENT COURSES
<< LINK TO DIFFERENT STANDARDS
< < TERM- VIP
Teachers will see two pull downs under Classes.
After logging in they can pick the different schools they may be assigned to!
Only those standards associated with this class appear!
using Standards from different courses
Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
Modeling with tables, graphs and formulas
Supports claims with evidence
Understands punctuation and spelling
Today, teachers have to create three assignments,
and tie subject matter standards to each of them
Teachers will grade each assignment and push
grades to the content specific standards.
3 S / 3 A
TEACHER creates one assignment and copies it to all three subjects
that he or she has, associates standards to each of them.
NORMALLY standards are associated to a single course. District who promote PBL are creating some standards and associating them to multiple courses. This has to be done in advance!
5 S / 5 A
TEACHER creates two more assignments and assess the same standard again.
If the standard has the same identifier, under
which Subject on the SBRC does it appear?
When is a standard score a Project Assessment?
Since GB 2.7 users can calculate a Final OVERALL Course grade from STANDARDS Final Grades!
When you open the Grade Setup > Calculations
page the Second calculation option has changed
from Term Weights to Term Weight / Standard Weights.
If you click on Add Standards you can then select the Standard Grades that you want to include in the “Averaging” of the final grade and then identify the “weight of each standard”
Even further you can use a combination of Terms weights AND Standard Weights. So if you are setting up Term weights for a term with lower Terms (Y1, S1) you can include both
Terms (Q1, Q2, T1, T2 as well as individual standards)
Presentation (overall appearance is legible and visually appealing)
Assessed 3 times in a term : 4,4,3
What should go on the report card:4 or 3?
Based upon your district’s response – CUT OFF VALUES
When teachers assess a standard more than once associated to multiple assignments, PTG averages these scores. Grade Value can’t be ZERO as seen earlier in this presentation.
50 % of DELTA = ROUND UP
This allows sub-category standards to auto-calculate an average for a higher standard IF- IF the standards were imported with the proper List Parent correctly
So if you don’t want to fix your standards…what can I do?
Click on a standards to access QUICK FILL or CLEAR ALL SCORES
Click on student cell to select an individual grade
Selecting the Fill Scores option requires a strategy
Opt 1- Give everyone a default grade first then change those who were UP or DOWN
Opt 2 – Give those few students the exception and then fill all others… applying grade to those with none.
The “C” implies comment saved.
You can cut and paste. Beware of the gender or name mistake!!
Comment space on your report card may be limited. Please ask! 4000 is a default setting so before you write a novel ask someone!
Copy and paste from Word to PowerSchool, deselect straight quotations to avoid special characters in advance of typing your comments
With or without score!
You get an alert
Set by School – Lock Teacher Changes?
Weigh Most Recent?
By default standards are not selected
Teachers must check both boxes and set the final grade method
Can’t lock preferences- discuss this and set expectations!
YOUR EVIDENCEIn Student View- if a standard was assessed multiple times in a term ( associated to multiple assignments) the summary tab provides access to evidence. The calculated grade is a 2 based on the last 3 assessments, if a teacher overrides score based on evidence – “none” would have a score!
Web Gradebook does:
CALCULATES Final Score &
PROVIDES evidence to support space teacher assessments:
Optional Idea: Include the rubric as the “description” for each standard. Benefits: Teachers see rubric/Parents as well if assignment was published to the Parent Portal.
Optional Idea: Using the Class Content tab and Class Info Button, teachers could include Class Info/Syllabus/Rubric in the description area. This can be invaluable to parents using the Portal.
Nancy was wonderful to have in class. I hope she has a great summer!
This is an actual comment!
Pair up by grade level
Work with colleagues from different schools
Be sure to review standards for T1
Mention student by name
Appoint a typist and a spokesperson
The data tells you, student:
Teachers can create their own comment banks – Discuss this
Parents prefer Narrative Comments
Teachers can create additional Score Codes for their Gradebook
Visible through the Parent Portal
Standards Grades Search Tool Customizations
Tuesday Session 7
Within seconds, students who were under performing in that grade and the selected term appear on the scree and can be exported!