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PowerSchool PD BCHS
PowerSchool PDBCHSAugust 2011
1ScheduleGoals and Consistent UpdatesCategoriesCommentsBackup and Save2 GoalsIncrease parent/ student/teacher communication.
Increase parent/student engagement.
Increase graduation rates.
3Final Report CardMark (percent) and comment
Mr Thiesen is interested in changing Junior highs to a letter based (A, B, C, F) system for the 2012-2013 year. Still many hurdles to overcome (tech, regulation, course awards).
4Consistent updatesSend a progress report home once per month. At the end of a unit or end of the month is your choice.
Including a running percent (final grade) is your choice.
5Categories6PowerSchool CategoriesTwo main options:General Learner Outcomes/UnitsAssignments, Quizzes, ExamsIts your choice!!
Keep formative in a separate category if you report it.
Mr. Theisens suggestion :Growth as a learner
7Categories: General Learner Outcomes/UnitsPros:Easy progress reports, just print GLO/Units will be summarized at the bottomEasy to see mark for each outcomeCons:Weightings must be calculated for each assignmentCan be difficult to see if there is a pattern between quizzes vs assignments
8Categories: Assignments / Quizzes / Final Exam Pros: Easier weightings without calculationsEasier to see trends between assignments vs quizzes
Cons:Does not organize by the general learner outcomes / units9Categories: Growth as a LearnerNeed suggestions from Mr. ThiesenCreate specific assignments that reflect thisHomework completionOn time for classParticipation in class discussion, etc10Assignment ShortcutsLate - Lt or * (shift-8) it will change to which indicates a late assignment. Does not go away when you enter a mark.
Missing Mi or /, it will change to which indicates a missing assignment. It goes away when you enter a mark.
11Assignment ShortcutsCollected . Enter a period, it will change to a check mark for collected.
Exempt - enterEx, it will change to Ex which is not included in the final mark.
12Assignment ShortcutsRight click on square.
2. Click Fill ScoresFill in as it is to the right to put in a collected check mark in all of the squares.You can also do comments this way.
CommentsRead the Peter Pan flight school Progress reports.
Each group must describe:The Good; the Bad; and the Ugly
15Comment principlesFeedback is more valuable than marks for student achievement and improvement.
Specific feedback is best.
Dont overwhelm parents and students with too much reading.
16Adding CommentsRight click on assignment square.Enter comment and click Ok.The comment will show up beside the mark on the progress report.
Reports18Progress ReportOptions:Remove abbreviations for assignments and categories.
Final grades is the final grade percent at the top of the report. Assignments the list of all of the assignments that have been marked. Without this it prints the category summary.
19Progress ReportOptions:Comments the list of assignment comments at the right side of the page. Doesnt work if you dont have the assignments listed.Categories the categories summary at the bottom of the page.Date Ranges If you use Assignments / Quizzes / Final Exam change the dates to print off a unit or chapter specific progress report.
20Progress ReportUnder the layout tab.Report Title The default is Individual Student Report. More descriptive is Sept. to Dec. French Progress Report or Language Arts Unit 1 Report.Top Note a comment that shows up on all of the reports at the top. Should be information relevant to the report. Science 10 Chemistry unit teaches students the basics of atomic structure, stoichiometry and chemical equations.
Caution: These stay the same even if you change courses. Double check before printing.21Progress ReportBottom Note a comment that shows up at the bottom of all of the reports. Please sign and return this report by Oct. 5th 2011.Signature Line gives parents a place to sign the report if you want the reports signed and returned.Name:_________ Signature: ____________ Date:_________
22Backup and Save23Backup and SaveOnce you have run the report you might want to keep a copy. Instead of printing an extra copy of every progress report save a copy on your computer.Once you have run the report it will open in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click File - > Save AsIf something goes wrong with PowerSchool and it looses all of your marks (Absolute disaster) you will now have a backup on your computer or at home.
24SummaryGoals and Consistent UpdatesCategoriesCommentsBackup and Save25Questions & guesses