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1 Thinking about Implementing Standards? Bob Cornacchioli

2 Bob Cornacchioli CEO – DERO Technical Services Contractor- PowerDataSolutions 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)

3 CURRICULUM/ADMIN & TECHNICAL Collaborate and learn the constraints DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND

4 S T A N D A R D S C H E D U L E C O U R S S S C L E S IDENTIFIERIDENTIFIER F I N A L G R A D E E N T R Y GRADEBOOKGRADEBOOK

5 STANDARDS 65 Character Limit

6 STANDARDS Create the standards collaboratively- Excel Teacher Involvement = Ownership Less is more- 65 character limit Report Card vs. Curriculum Guide Core Content vs. Specials Essential Skills, Effort or Habits of Mind Assessment Per Term Changes and Real Estate – Text vs. # Conversion Scales- Drop Downs for Teachers

7 Conversion Scales Habits of Mind/Effort Proficiency Levels Grades 1-8 / MCAS Proficiency Levels For K

8 Homebound Assessment Avoid Confusion- Adjust Rubrics and assessments Sending Home Letter Grades and Percentages will confuse Parents and Students

9 STANDARDS by TERM

10 Final Grade Entry For Teachers Changing Allow Assignments is NOT Recommended … Union Issue!

11 Unique Course Number Schema First two digits = Content Area Middle digit = School ID Last two digits = Grade Level Highlands = 0 Smith = 1 Riverside = 2 Thorpe = 3 Great Oak = , 65001, 65002, 65003, 65004, , 65101, 65102, 65103, 65104, , 65201, 65202, 65203, 65204, , 65301, 65302, 65303, 65304, , 65401, 65402, 65403, 65404, Can be used for AM/PM K etc

12 Importing Standards via Excel What does Allowassignment do? TRUE means- Allow Teacher Choice from Pull Down! Hey Bob, All these standards report on the same course number?

13 Importing Standards via Excel What does Includecomment do? FALSE means- No Comment for that standard allowed!

14 Importing Standards via Excel Where do I get these Conversionscale Numbers? Requires Internal Pearson Number in this Excel Spreadsheet!

15 Conversion Scale #? Gen Table (6) Search for scale

16 Next Steps Communication with: – Teachers - expectations for comments – Parents – how to interpret 4,3,2,1/your scale(s) Create Standards – # of standards per content area per term – Altering Rubrics / Common Assessments Create the Conversion Scales Create Sample Report Cards before EOY

17 Web Gradebook Record Keeping

18 Tying Assignments to Standards Latest version of web gradebook… Assignment grades use grade scales Standards use conversion scales Grades associated with an assignment do not transfer to a standard grade. The standards associated with an assignment would also have to be graded. If one or more standards associated with an assignment is graded, you have some choices – average, high etc

19 Assignments - Standards

20 Grade Value of Conversions Scales When teachers assess a standard more than once associated to multiple assignments, PTG averages these scores. Grade Value cant be ZERO as seen earlier in this presentation. Depending upon which standard based educator your curriculum folks have read, the concept of AVERAGE isnt part of the standards movement- YET the Gradebook has to apply some sort equation in order to convert scores to these Grade Labels 4,3,2,1. As more districts use this new found functionality with the Gradebook and report back to Pearson for modifications- the averaging of standards scores assigned to multiple assignments will be come clearer. This page is still evolving!!!!

21 Controlling Web Gradebook If defined as PT Admin** - School Usage – Site Specific!!

22 Calculations Using PT Admin- your district will have to set policy on grading standards. The Gradebook will have to be set per school to look: Default setting for final grades Allow teacher modifications OR NOT Calculations for Most Recent Scores

23 Training Teachers to Grade Final Grade Entry Specialists vs. HR teachers 5 mins. with a PPT presentation Web Gradebook – A bit more time ( JING Movies/Atomic Learning/Mastery in Minutes?) Comments- Comments- Comments

24 Have you thought about Report Cards? Parent Portal – access to grades – list form NOT DYNAMIC – all must be custom made Object Reports- Visual PST – Report Works Summative Multi-page requires duplex printers

25 Questions and Answers Bob Cornacchioli


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