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1 Bob Cornacchioli Tips and Tricks and Considerations in the making of a standard based report card

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 DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND

4 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 ^(*std.info.name;02.LA.01) You or someone else

5 Location Location Location The subliminal message do you send to your community by the placement of your subjects? UPPER LEFT of page #1, is like waterfront property

6 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

7 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?

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

9 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

10 = 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

11 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!

12 Multi-page Reports Duplex Printers Name of Student on each page!

13 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!

14 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 !

15 Corrections on screen or print? Create a comment only report for teachers rather than printing entire report cards Sample included on flash drive!

16 Before you promise teacher names on report cards… Code to pull specialists isn’t impossible BUT Conversion Scale for Teachers of… However if you are using PTG there is an 8 character limit Smaller schools with limited staff.. add a text element with Mrs. Jones Larger schools –create a comment bank allow staff to pick there #

17 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.

18 What you see is what you get object report writer

19 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

20 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)

21 Bob Cornacchioli Q & A


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