Report Card Builder TUSD Online Progress Report 2004-2005
Goals of Today • Introduce articulated state standards • Review rubrics and rubric scoring • Explore a new tool to communicate standards to parents • Practice using features of Report Card Builder web-based progress report • Learn how to print progress reports to send home
Growing in Communication Professional Development and Academics
Continuing to Grow • From teaching to learning • From private practice to collaborative practice • From school improvement as an option to school improvement as a requirement • From accountability to “response”ability
Articulated Standards • Reading • 3 strands • Writing • 3 strands • Math • 5 strands • Science
State Standards on TUSD Teacher Resources Site http://instech.tusd.k12.az.us/standards.html State Standards on ADE Site http://www.ade.state.az.us/standards/contentstandards.asp
Standards Review • In what ways are the articulated standards similar? …different? • What benefits does the new format provide teachers?
Student Name Communicating Objectives • Focus on Reading, Writing, and Mathematics • Displayed by strand • Bulleted items remain constant • Essence of the strand
Communicating Growth Exceeds the Standard Meets the Standard Approaches the Standard Falls far below the Standard
Determining Scores • Standards • Achievement Factors • Subject-Specific Content • Thinking and Reasoning Skills • General Communication Skills • Growth/Learner Qualities • Effort • Behavior • Attendance
Communicating More • New tool • Increasing communication with parents • Clearer understanding of rubric scores
Select a Strand Check boxes of performance objectives taught this quarter Parents appreciate this information
The Instructional Cycle Formal Assessments Data = Informal Assessments Standards Progress Report Instructional Calendars Lessons: Planning Activities Student Work
Tracking Performance • Green Grade Book • Excel Spreadsheet • Making the Grade • Performance Objective Checklists • Your own method http://instech.tusd.k12.az.us/checklist/checklist.htm
Communicating Growth • Keep parents informed • Use the progress report to focus attention on the Bold! Game—Mastery of Standards
Getting Started Online Progress Report Open Internet Explorer. Access the Accountability and Research page http://tusdstats.tusd.k12.az.us Click Employee Information Pages or Student Level-Information for Teachers. This will take you to the Authentication Page. Enter your username and password.
Click Teacher Information page. Under the Student Information, click Elementary Progress Report (RCB).
Your Name Click Build Student Report Cards. Parental Access Information can be printed from this screen.
Student names will be listed, with grade and home language. (This is a kindergarten teacher.)
Student Name Student Name Student Name Home Language and Status can be changed by clicking on the Edit Button. Drop down menus will appear.
Student Name Student Name Student Name Student Name Student Name Status bar Change the entire class status by using the drop down menu at the bottom of the page. For each quarter the status will remain the same until changed manually using this feature.
Grading You can enter the rubrics by clicking on Select a student or Grading tab.
Student Name Language Arts Writing Components will reflect Six Trait Scores. Click to enter or view writing scores. Scores will automatically be added to printed copy.
Click Show Scoring Guide to view or hide Scoring Guide. Click Hide PO Bullets to hide or view PO Bullets.
Student Name Hiding the scoring guide and PO Bullets will allow each content area to be viewed on the screen without scrolling.
Student Name Rubrics can be changed with drop down menus. You may also type number and tab to next section. Changes must be saved before moving onto the next area.
Student Name A message will prompt you to save if you have not.
Student Name Move to the next subject area by clicking on the tabs, or… ….Move to the next student by clicking on the arrow hands.
Student Name Mathematics
Student Name Content Standards Enter data for Social Studies, Science, Technology, Foreign Language, Physical Education, Fine Arts, and Band/ Orchestra.
Student Name Growth/ Learner Qualities
Student Name Attendance/ Assessment Tab Check the appropriate boxes to indicate type of Assessments used in your class. Add appropriate Support Programs. Grade assignment will only show on 4th quarter. Attendance will be entered automatically through Mojave.
Student Name Student Name Student Student Comments Tab Comments can be added in Language Arts (green), Mathematics (blue)and General (orange). Comments from past quarters will appear for reference or future use.
The first drop down menu includes: The second drop down menu includes: Click Subject Area to find appropriate area.
Mija Spanish characters appear at the end of the comment, but can easily be dragged to appropriate location in comment. Save changes. Student Name Student’s name can be edited. Spanish characters can be added as needed to comments.
Hint: Check the character count by copying your comments and pasting them into a MS Word document. Under the tools menu, click Word Count. • Comments • Language Arts and Math are 800 characters. • General is 1500 characters. • When you save your comment, a RED warning will notify you that your comment may be truncated. • Click Apply to view comment in English and Spanish.
Comments You may use last quarter’s comments. Click here and edit as needed.
Option: Saving Custom Comments. Note: Custom Comments DO NOT automatically translate into both languages. Click New Custom Comment.
Add a title for the comment (Example: Creative Use of Language). Add comment English Male and English Female and/or Spanish Male or Spanish Female boxes. Spell check and Save. The comment will become both language and gender specific. Your comment will now be saved under the custom comment menu and can be used in any comment area.
POs Taught The PO Checklist only needs to be done once a quarter. It will apply to all students. Click on POs Taught tab. Select the strand. Save Changes upon completing each strand. Continue with each strand in Reading, Writing, & Mathematics.
For convenience, there are Save buttons at the top and bottom of the page. If you are a multi-grade class, you will need to complete a checklist for each grade.
The intent of Global comments, especially regarding the selection of the “both genders” radio buttons, is the user would enter a NON-GENDER-BIASED comment in the text area and that comment would be applied to any of the selected students without regard to the student’s gender. To use Global comments for gender specific groups, select the “female gender” or “male gender” radio button and apply the comments to that set of students. Return to the Global page and select a radio button for the other gender and apply comments to that set of students. To enter Global Comments, click Global Edits.
When possible selecting Both (Gender Neutral) is best for writing global comments Select Do not change where data already exist or Change everywhere. Also, select at least one student, a group of students or Select All Students. Click Start Global Edits.
Background changes to “Global” wallpaper background. You may enter global rubrics. Changes must be saved before you can move to another content area.
Grade assignment will only show on 4th quarter. You may use Global Edits for comments in Language Arts (green), Mathematics (blue), and General (red). Use StudentName for the generic place-holder of the student’s name.
Use global comments on the Attendance tab. Once you have added global rubrics or comments you must save changes. You will not be able to move on unless you Save Changes.
Student Names If you have a multi-grade class select which grade you will be applying global edits. Each grade level is done individually.
Student Name Custom Comments To use custom comments, click Comments tab and select Custom Comments from the drop down menu. (Custom Comments can be created with an individual student or in Global mode. Comments will be saved in a database, and can be used interchangeably.)
Student Name Select New Custom Comment. Add a title for your comment and type your comment in the appropriate boxes. Add comment in English Male and English Female and/or Spanish Male or Spanish Female boxes. Spell check and Save. It will become both language and gender specific. Your comment will now be saved under the custom comment menu and can be used in any comment area. Click Save and Exit Global Editing.