PowerTeacher Gradebook & Standards. Bob Cornacchioli DERO Technical Services firstname.lastname@example.org www.derotechnical.com CEO. Agenda/Participants will be engaged in:. www.derotechnical.com for more resources. Introduce Web Gradebook /Log in Short cuts to save keystrokes
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The “how to enter” 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
Far more important than the keystroke of a grade is how the district has trained teachers in the proper techniques in determining that grade. The information Ken and others are saying about student achievement is mission critical. PowerTeacher has been designed with these principles.
Across all classrooms
Same Grading Practices
Across all classrooms??
Have you had these chats yet?
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Is it REALLY an
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Rick Wormeli – check him out on YouTube
Everyone on the Same Page
What does a 4 or a C really mean?
With teachers at your Grade Level
With teachers at your School
With teachers in the District
What does it mean for next placement?
Developmental and Habits Indicators
C = Consistently
U = Usually
B = Beginning to demonstrate
N = Needs Assistance
8 Character Limit
Avoid homebound confusion by sending home letter grades and percentages on assessments!
Academic Performance Indicators
4 = Advanced
3 = Proficient
2 = Progressing but need improvement
1 = Warning
N/A = Not accessed this term**
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.
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<< LINK TO DIFFERENT STANDARDS
Teachers will see two pull downs under Classes.
After logging in they can pick the different schools they my be assigned to!
Exploring the Assignments Tab
Click the + in the lower left
Only those standards associated with this class appear!
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
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 typining 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:
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.
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.
What makes a good comment?
Who are you writing them for?
How much should you write?
Who reads them before they go home?
How much time should I allocate?
What kind of stuff should I reference?
Have you communicated expectations?
This is an actual comment!
Nancy was wonderful to have in class. I hope she has a great summer!
Pair up by grade level
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
Within seconds, all the students who were under performing in that grade and the selected term appear on the scree and can be exported!
Bob CornacchioliDERO Technical Services