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1 PSUG National Information Exchange Users helping users

2 Tips/Tricks and Considerations for creating a standard-based report card Bob Cornacchioli DERO Technical Services CEO

3 Agenda/Participants will be engaged in: Brainstorming session Tips and tricks of creating a standard based report card Learning report card language ReportWorks 1.5 vs Object Reports NOT DYNAMIC so its all about real estate. Exploring the curriculum side of standards Parkbench Visual PST (object report writer) Listen to announcements of how these will be given away! Target Audience – Admins/Curriculum/Lead Secretaries for more resources

4 CEO - DERO Technical Services Contractor- PowerDataSolutions - ANCGroup Trainer - Pearson Systems Evangelist/Process Assistant- Level Data Marketing- ParkBench Software Director of Technology and Media Services – Shrewsbury Public Schools (16 yrs) PowerSchool Administrator ( 6 yrs) Bob Cornacchioli

5 Trained in Object Reports Created Standard Based Report Cards?


7 Design Considerations Years & Terms Semester – Trimester – Quarters Landscape vs. Portrait More space for standard text (65) Larger Font- Landscape Headers vs. Standards Graded or not Shading Lines Gray Boxes Code vs. Text ^(*;02.LA.01) You or someone else

8 Location-Location-Location The subliminal message do you send to your community by the placement of your subjects? UPPER RIGHT of page #1 is BOARDWALK

9 Summative - Student Records ^(*std.stored.comments;ELA.4.50;T1) ^(*std.stored.comments;MA.4.17;T1) 1.Teachers will write TOO MUCH! 2.Set Max Width to keep text in the box 3.SOMEONE must inform teachers of character max count! Stay inside the lines Better Identifier?? All comments- 1 report card in Student Record Folder

10 Content Specific Comments To stay within lines Max Width needs to be set for each comment area. Typically reserved for MS Level Requires considerably more Real Estate If space is not available, tech team must change code as needed ^(*std.stored.comments;02.LA.50;Q4) Do elementary PE Teachers write comments?

11 Attendance Codes & Chasing Ghosts ^(*DABS;T1;format=#0 ^(decode;~(schoolID);2710015;~(per.att;HR(M- F);Tpr;T1);2710025;~(per.att;HR(M- F);Tpr;T1);2710020;~(per.att;HR(M- F);Tpr;T1);2710035;~(per.att;HR(M- F2);Tpr;T1);2710005;~(per.att;HR(M-F2);Tpr;T1))) TEST EARLY and OFTEN!

12 Which code to use/what will it display? ^(*std.stored.high;ELA.5.1;T1;2010) = highest stored grade for standard T1, 2010 ^(*std.stored.num;ELA.5.1;T1;11) = average stored grade for standard T1 in Grade 11 ^(*std.stored.transavg;ELA.5.1;T1) = stored number grade for standard T1 ^(*std.transhigh;ELA.5.1) = stored number grade for standard

13 = Not Assessed This Term – Strategies! Teachers will have to either: 1) leave standard blank 2) select a conversion scale choice of NA 3) All standards will be seen by teacher even if correct term is selected – no element refers to term ID UNLESS someone changes the Enable selection

14 BE ON THE SAME PAGE Key/Assessments Sending Home Letter Grades and Percentages will confuse Parents and Students Avoid confusion with homebound papers: Curriculum/Admin issue NOT Technical!

15 Multi-page Reports Duplex Printers Name of Student on each odd #d page!

16 21 st Century Effort Habits of Mind Essential Skills for Learning Social Demeanor Elementary – One teacher – all subjects Middle School – Multiple teachers – individual subjects Standard for each, spacing code is significant for the section below Included on the flash drive!

17 Not Dynamic – space for everything 1.Have admin consider limiting standards in each content area! 2.Battlegrounds between core academics and special subjects 3.Generic Standards for all Performance Groups (BCO) and Foreign Language (F,S,C,L) G e t R e a d y t o R u m b l e !

18 Corrections on screen or print? Create a comment only report for teachers rather than printing entire report cards Sample available on DERO Technical Website- Report Cards!

19 So what about ReportWorks 1.5? ReportWorks is a next-generation custom report development solution: 1 st version to handle grades delivering all the benefits of anywhere, anytime web-based access feature-rich environment rivaling the capabilities of third party reporting apps meets the needs of experienced report developers and beginners currently no absence reporting functionality files listing standards grades are available, however; sharable traditional report card resources limited at this time

20 ReportWorks vs. Object Reports Object Reports are based upon legacy code that is not compatible with ReportWorks! Q: Are Object Reports going away? A: Not anytime soon, $$$$ and time ( 5 years – MAYBE!) Q: If I need a report card for this fall, recommendation? A: Go with what you know, no experience – contract Q: What do you currently use to create report cards? A: I use ParkBench Visual PST Q: Are you planning to create them with ReportWorks? A: Yes, Im learning it between clients

21 Visual object report editor for PowerSchool District Pricing : $250 / year - total cost for one, or as many computers or users in your school / school district. Price includes use on all platforms supported and all updates and upgrades during that year (365 days). Renewal of the license is required each year to continue using the program. Two licenses have been donated to this conference

22 What you see is what you get object report writer

23 Search and Replace in VST Exciting feature, but! ^(*std.stored.transavg;ELA.5.1;T1) can easily become ^(*std.stored.transavg;RE.5.1;T1) Changing RE to Math could result in ^(*std.stoMAd.transavg;MA.5.1;T1) Caution with numbers too

24 Search and Replace in VST Cautions with numbers too! (Grade levels and code tabs) If a tab measurement contained a portion of the identifier or visa versa, use punctuation to help delineate the difference! ^(*std.stored.transavg;02.LA.02;Q1) ^(*std.stored.transavg;02.LA.02;Q2) ^(*std.stored.transavg;02.LA.02;Q3) ^(*std.stored.transavg;02.LA.02;Q4)


26 Oracle handles page numbers as text fields and has trouble sequencing object reports greater than 9 pages. A sequence error will occur on your print outs... page 10 will be printed as the 2nd page - page 11 as the 3rd page. Work-Around is to re-order your pages in the file. In my 12 page example which prints as 1, 10, 11, 12, 2-9. I had place ELA as the 10th page as client wanted it printed second. Math became the 11th page and so on. Email me if you have any questions Of course if your report ( standard-based report cards is less than 10 pages, you have nothing to worry about! Oracle Sequencing Error

27 Bob Cornacchioli DERO Technical Services Q & A

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