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PowerTeacher Gradebook: Creating an assignment

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Creating an assignment to enter the scores from a particular assessment in the PowerTeacher Gradebook is fairly easy and offers lots of options to the teachers on a particular team. To create an assignment in the Gradebook, first be sure that the “Assignments” button has been clicked and is blue. (By default, the Assignments mode […]

PowerTeacher Gradebook: Weighting Assignments

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Not all assessments are equal in importance or time, and as a result, they should not appear to be such in the Gradebook. Some assessments may not count toward a grade at all. Others may prove to be very small. Many will be of some medium weight. A few will be very large, such as […]

PowerTeacher Gradebook: Overview on Entering Assignments

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What are we assessing? The first step to entering assignments is knowing what the assignments are. The move to using the Power Standards as a focus and guide, the inclusion of the Learner Qualities in our assessment system, and our efforts to differentiate instruction based on student performance all will cause us to take a […]

PowerTeacher Gradebook: Categories

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Before creating assignments in the PowerTeacher Gradebook, a team must create Categories. One cannot create an assignment without applying a Category to that assignment. The purpose of Categories in the PowerTeacher Gradebook is to provide your team with a basis for analyzing student performance in different categories of assessments! With the inclusion of standards as […]

Grade Scales

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The following grade scales are currently in use for different students in School District 21. These grade scales are listed below.   Academic Grade Scale – Grades 3-8   Academic Grade Scale – Grades 1-2   Academic Grade Scale – Kindergarten   Learner Quality Scale – Grades 6-8

Student course assignments & English Language Learners

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As part of School District 21’s long-term focus on student learning and the implementation of our Professional Learning Community, all students in School District 21 are enrolled in courses that meet their needs within their instructional programs. Additionally, all students are the responsibility of all teachers on the team. Taken together, these points have resulted […]

PowerTeacher: Switching between schools

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Prior to the 2013-2014 school year, teachers who were assigned to two schools had completely different logins to PowerTeacher. Now, since the PowerSchool 7.8 update that was completed during July 2013, teachers who teach in multiple schools will be able to access all of their students with a single login. 1. Login as you have […]



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.

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