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1 SBG Grade Book Hints Infinite Campus
Portions of this presentation were developed by the Department of Instructional Technology and portions were added by Rangeview High School Teachers and Administration.

2 1. Choose the Lesson Planner
Campus Navigation for teachers is best accomplished from the Index, and from the Instruction (Go to instruction and under lesson planner, click on the term) TIP: From the roster you can access information on any of the students in any of their classes simply by selecting the appropriate section and clicking on the student name. You can also print the roster from this page.

3 2. Create Task Groups The Task Group is where a teacher will set up the structure they wish to use in their grade book. It can be set up in many ways using units of study, standards, grade level expectations (GLE), Summative Assessments, or any other large “chunks” of data. It is highly recommended that you set up a Summative Assessment Task Group.

4 New Task Group Multiple Task Groups can be created within a grade book/Lesson Planner to help teachers organize their assignments/standards/etc. A single group can be created and copied to multiple Grading Tasks. Also, once groups have been created for one class, they can be copied to other classes using the Lesson Plan Copier Lesson Plan Copier Task Groups

5 3. Setting up term preferences.
Lesson Plan Preferences

6 Preferences- Do not weight grades, use a % value calculation, or choose a grading scale!
Each marking period (Term) must be set to prevent calculations from occurring. This is accomplished by leaving all Lesson Plan Preference check box fields and the Grading Scale field blank. Note: Infinite Campus Standard Based gradebook should NOT calculate the student grade. If all students receive an F or an A, go back to preferences and click the box that says “do not use calculations or percentages.”

7 Teacher Preferences Teacher Preferences within Instruction (path: Instruction > Admin > Preferences) are used to allow teachers to customize the way their Attendance and Grade book appear and respond during use. The preferences that must be set will vary based on a school’s requirements for teachers

8 Teacher Preferences Hide Dropped Students, Show Student Numbers, and Show Student Pictures are fairly self explanatory Invert Seating Chart allows teachers to set up their seating charts in such a way that they will appear the way they look when looking at the classroom. All APS teachers need to select ‘Use Canned Comments”

9 4. Create assignments/assessments.

10 SBG Marks Marks are used on individual assessments/ assignments and describe the level of student work. The marks are based on content area definitions of proficiency. Teachers may use rubrics, exemplars, etc. to determine proficiency levels. Although standards remain the same for general classes and honors, the expectation of skill level should change from general to honors or AP classes. Marks as determined by a rubric. Adv/adv Advanced P/p Proficient PP/pp Partial Proficient U/u Unsatisfactory M/m Missing

11 Grades Body of Evidence conversion to grades for progress, eligibility, or end of quarter reports. Only grades show on a student transcript. A In a variety of assessments, the student consistently & independently demonstrates proficient understanding in grade level concepts & demonstrates advanced application when the opportunity exists.. A/B In a variety of assessments, the student achieves proficiency in grade level concepts and skills with minimal assistance. B/C With teacher or peer support, the student is able to demonstrate proficiency in grade level concepts & skills. Or, in a variety of assessments, the student inconsistently demonstrates proficiency. C/D The student demonstrates limited understanding and application of grade level skills and content but is making progress toward proficiency. F The student has shown insufficient evidence to gauge progress. I Incomplete Grades are determined by analyzing the body of evidence. It is not a simple conversion such as : Adv=A , P=B, PP=C, U=D, etc. For instance, a student who is proficient on a variety of summative assessments is either an A or B student depending on the opportunities for advanced work. A student who is not proficient on summative assessments may be a C or D student depending on the level of support needed to reach proficiency. Typically, a C students achieves proficiency in formative work, but not summative. The D student struggles with reaching proficiency, even with support on formative work. The F student is demonstrating mostly unsatisfactory work in both summative and formative or there isn’t evidence due to missing assessments.

12 SBG Symbols Upper case (Adv, P, PP, U) letters denote summative marks. Lower case (adv, p, pp, u) letters denote formative data (practice activities, quizzes, etc.). You may add (+) and (-) to the marks to communicate to parents where the student is within a range (P-).

13 Adding Comments Right click on the assignment/assessment if
you wish to add comments. Comments include late, missing, dropped, cheated, and exempt. You may choose “edit comment” to write in your own comment. Remember, the comments show in red in the parent grade book portal.

14 Posting Grades To Reports
Grades can only be posted when the grading window is open. Posting Grades to Report Cards -right click in the green portion of the grade book and select the appropriate grade to post. When finished, right click and post grades. Go to the Grading by Task to post comments to the report. Note- Explain to students that the midterm grade is not updated and will continue to show for the remainder of the quarter. This tends to be confusing for parents and students.

15 Misc. Hints If, after setting up your Task Group, you cannot se anything but a red X, alert administration. It may mean that no standards have been attached to this course. To make the grade book easier to read, consider hiding the grade totals. If you wish to set up a Work Habits Task Group, you might consider using (+) and (-) symbols rather than proficiency marks. Put Adv/adv marks in your grade book, not an “A” or “a”. To check your grade book, go to report, student summary, and choose a students to look at.

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