End of year assessment reporting tips
May 14, 2014
Tags: Gradebook, Grades, Power Standards, PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, Report Cards
At the end of each school year, School District 21 parents of students in grades 1-8 receive two reporting documents with information regarding the performance of their children:
- Trimester 3 Report Card
- Power Standards Summary Report
If teachers and teams have been collecting assessment data throughout the school year and entering it in the PowerTeacher Gradebook as the assessments have been completed, there are only two additional steps to complete:
- Review academic grades, Learner Quality grades, and Power Standards
- Enter comments for each student
(See this post on The Modern Pen for an overview of “Report Card Tasks”)
If those items have not been entered throughout the trimester, they need to be entered prior to the due date and time at the end of the trimester.
Some important tips are included below:
To review Academic Grades, Learner Qualities, and Comments, be sure that the Gradebook is set to the current trimester. At the end of the school year, it should be set to T3 as pictured below. Information on “Overriding Grades” can be found here on The Modern Pen.
To review Power Standards, be sure that the Gradebook is set to Y1. If you have not entered Power Standards throughout the year as described in the post on The Modern Pen, the Gradebook must be set to Y1 and the “Final Grades” button must be clicked (as pictured below) prior to entering any final Power Standards assessments. The preferred method for Power Standards entry is to enter Power Standards on individual assessments throughout the year.
Double-check the Term before working in the Gradebook. The Gradebook will retain the last term that was set. As teammates are in-and-out of the Gradebook, different terms may be selected depending on who is working on what. Regardless of what you are doing within the Gradebook, please check that the correct term is selected as described above prior to entering any data.
Something not working? If something is not working correctly in PowerTeacher or the Gradebook or you have a question, please enter a Help Request.
Each District 21 school is named after an American author, and learning and literacy is at the center of our Professional Learning Community. The Modern Pen provides a collaborative location in which District 21 teachers can come together to learn the skills that will enable their students to learn new skills and to understand concepts at an even different level than before.