Presentation on theme: "GRADESPEED: The Beginning The Basics including new district procedures and recommendations for 2010-2011 Grades 3-5 Updated Summer 2010 Reporting Student."— Presentation transcript:
GRADESPEED: The Beginning The Basics including new district procedures and recommendations for Grades 3-5 Updated Summer 2010 Reporting Student Progress to a World of Stakeholders
Modules GRADESPEED REFRESHER Just In Time The Beginnings Basics 2010 Progress Reporting Report Cards Just In Time for Grades 3-5
Agenda for Just In Time GRADESPEED Basics Including district recommendations Where to Find GradeSpeed, First Login, and profile On campus and Off campus Attendance and Home Access Center Assignments Creating, Being descriptive of the TEKS, Assess All strands, Requirements, Timely Grading Codes Initial Grades Starting Recording Setting Up Categories Grade level team decisions, school or grade level policies, Language Arts Composite New Progress Reports and Report Cards New Information and Future Training Daily
Teacher Resources Page on School Website Access to GRADESPEED from School Teacher Resources Page on School Website RRISD website access from employee site Access to GRADESPEED from home Work and Home Ways to Access GRADESPEED
You can logon to GradeSpeed as soon as your campus registrar has your class scheduled and setup. First Time Login Leave the password field blank at the beginning of every school year!
Edit Your Profile for Direct Access Necessary for Direct Access to CMTools/ARRC 1) 2) Click Return Home 3) 4)
Consistent across grade level Which categories? Weighting method? Dropping Grades? Grade Level Team Decisions Percent Multiple Whichever you choose needs to stay the same all year. Weighting Students Advantage should always be set to Yes Student Advantage Always Grade Level Teams: Setting Up Categories including TAG specialists, Special Education, and others that support grade level Schools will now have to report annually each teams grading policy, including categories, weighting method, and number of grades that can be dropped (if any).
Review of Weighting Options Using the Percent method Total of numbers in weight Column must equal 100 Method of weighting grades must be set to Percent ALWAYS! Dropping grades is not required but must be consistent across your grade level.
Review of Weighting Options Using the Multiple method Do not use numbers greater than 3 Method of weighting grades must be set to Multiple ALWAYS! Dropping grades is not required but must be consistent across your grade level.
This grade is now calculated 50% Reading and 50% Written Composition. Spelling is no longer listed as a subject on the report card. Spelling considerations are expected to be included with writing grades. A Note About Language Arts Composite
Name Descriptive of the TEKS Examples Assess Assess all strands Each subject area Timely Weekly Home Access Center Teachers should strive to carefully name assignments and give feedback in a timely manner. Creating Assignments 3 rd Grade math: 3.12B Tells time on analog clock 4 th Grade LA: 4.6A Sequence the plots main events 5 th Grade Science: 5.10C Accurate Venn diagram of metamorphosis
Number of grades Per quarter Per Subject Being Consistent Annually review comment codes Citizenshipwant it on every subject? Or only on first one listed? Reviewing It is up to the schools to diligently work towards Schools
What to EnterDescriptionShows up asCounts as MMissingMsgZero EExcusedExcIgnored in average IIncompleteIncIgnored in average Use 1 st Retake field Re-test/RetakeEx. 80RRegular grade Use check boxLate Regular grade Field left blankIgnored in average Review of Letter Codes for Grading If you use any of these letter markings in lieu of a standard grade, it is good practice to put a Note in to explain it. Remember that parents can see these notes.
Show Math for Home Access Center Select Progress Report Tab. Click on options. For Home Access, specify Show Math and Assignment Detail These settings directly determine what information parents can see in the HAC!
With Show Math With Assignment Detail Default Settings (without details) Progress Report and HAC views with and without details
District IPRs Are used only by secondary campuses at this time. Teacher Generated Progress Reports Teachers may at any time generate a progress report for a student They may use all five columns for this They can choose to use district/school codes or use the my comment codes tab to create their own (my comment codes will not be translated into Spanish) Progress Reports There are district IPR and teacher requested progress reports New Spanish comments are available
Spanish Progress Reports All of the steps need to be used to create Spanish Progress Reports Click on Grades on the menu bar and then the students name to access his/her profile Check the box next to Print Progress Reports in Spanish and then click Update STEP 1
Spanish Progress Reports STEP 2 All of the steps need to be used to create Spanish Progress Reports Set Hide Spanish Category Names to No and click Update Enter Spanish version of categories in Spanish Name column Enter Spanish version of assignment titles in Spanish Name field when creating new assignments
Spanish Progress Reports STEP 3 All of the steps need to be used to create Spanish Progress Reports Select Spanish radio button under comment codes column and then enter comments for each student in each subject, clicking update on each screen Select students who need Spanish Progress Reports and then click Generate
Comments selected from district or school codes are to be posted in columns 1 or 2 only. (No My comments allowed) Teachers can select two comments per subject. Teachers will be given a deadline for verifying grades. Administrator will notify teachers when the GradeSpeed is available again for them to use after verification Teachers follow their schools policy on who is responsible for printing these report cards after notification of administrator New Guideline: Teachers should print a progress report in Spanish to attach to the traditional report card for Spanish- speaking parents. These are created in the STuPlus system Report Cards