# Synergy Grade Book August Training Agenda

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Synergy Grade Book August Training Agenda
Preparation Grade Book District Log in confirmation Standards Based Philosophy Growth Trend and Conditional Matrix Short Break Grade Book Set up - Training Take Attendance Create Assignments Create break-out groups and share with other teachers Class Websites StudentVue and ParentVue Set up your real grade book

What is standards based grading? Rewrite after watching (optional) What is standards based grading? Rewrite after watching (optional) How does it help students? How does standards based grading help our students succeed?

Support I wonder? Conflict Wow!

When a standard has been assessed, it will convert into a score. The assessed standards are applied to a “Conditional Matrix.” (Elementary will ONLY report the Priority Standard Score ( )) Summative Grade Priority Standard Grades A or EX (Excelling) Student earns all 4’s or 3’s on all priority standards assessed with a majority (greater than 50%) being 4’s. No 2’s or 1’s on any priority standard. B or ME (Meeting) Student earns any combination or 4’s or 3’s on all priority standards assessed. C or AP (Approaching) Student earns any combination of 4’s, 3’s, or 2’s on priority standards. A maximum of 68% may be 2’s. No 1’s on any priority standard. F or BE (Beginning) Student earns any combination of 4’s, 3’s, 2’s, or 1’s on priority standards. There are greater than 68% 2’s.

Matrix Table Examples A = 51% 4’s. B = All 3’s. Less than 51% 4’s.
C = 68% or less 2’s. No 1’s. F = More than 68% 2’s.

TFL Guidelines for Grading 2013 - 2014

Grading Implications Zeros given on a missing assignment or assessment skews the calculation of a true score. You cannot enter a zero for a priority standard. You can enter a comment and give the student a “1.” Penalizing a student because an assignment/assessment is late will skew the calculation of a true score. Penalizing a student because it is a second attempt is not accurately recording the student’s level of skill. If you are trying to measure what a student knows and is able to do, use other means to measure and report work completion, effort, and behavior. Re-Assessments need to be entered as a new column and leave the original grade. This will show student growth.

Pop-Up Blockers Internet Explorer Chrome Firefox
From the blue flower pull down to Internet Options. Click “Settings” beside “Turn on Pop-Up Blocker” Type the address into the box and click “Add” Chrome From right corner pull down to Settings In Settings go to “Privacy” choose “Content settings” Under “Pop-ups” choose “All all pop ups” & click “Manage Exceptions” In the box type: sis.fwps.org & choose “Allow” Firefox You’ll see “Firefox prevented this site from opening a pop-up window.” Click Options Choose the top option: “All pop ups for sis.fwsd.org”

TeacherVue Toolbar Attendance

TeacherVUE Toolbar Overview
Attendance by Chart Attendance by List View Grades (secondary after a marking period only) Change Class Go To Current Class (based on bell schedule) Reports Discipline, Announcements, Communication Help

Attendance by Chart or List
Click the icon Click the name of students who are missing/tardy U or T Save Attendance After your data secretary touches the code you can’t change it. If everyone is present you still need to click the Save Attendance button. Click the attendance by list icon Choose the day order – ascending or descending. Choose students who are tardy or missing. Click the Save Attendance button. If all students are present you still need to click the Save Attendance button.

Grade book Set-up Bring in standards from district course
2. You need to do this for each course/grade level you teach. Use the pull down to access each course. Do it now.

Grade book Set-up – Class Settings
Each class needs to have Standards Mode “ON” and Overall Grade From “Standards.” The Overall Grade needs to be set to BAME, ABC or Pass Fail. You will do this in the production grade book before you leave today for all courses that have been created for you. With your mouse, hover to the left of the name of the class and choose “Edit.” If a new course is created for you after today you must do this process before entering any grades. The process isn’t hard. Remembering; now that’s hard…

Do This Now - Options Click the > to open the drawer
Sort Students by Name Show comment code Enable assignment note entry

Assignment Set-up Page
The Document Count Limit is the number of individual documents that can be uploaded. The document limit is 2 MG each. There is a 100MG total limit per student. Date of Assignment = date it will appear on the calendar Category Normal = calculation Not for Grading = not in calculation Show in Parent/ StudentPortal. If it calculates it should show. Due Date = DATE IN CALCULATION Type: Assessment, Project, Homework, etc. Subject: ELE only Score Type: 4 – Point Rubric Points: 4

1 – Add standards by clicking “select” (note they move up.)
or “Deselect” to remove 2 – Click “All Standards” to see all district standards.

Enter Scores Click the assignment column and choose enter scores
2. I - Standards Mode - shows the standards. Enter Scores here (standard) Do Not enter scores here Drop Box “pick-up” here link

Enter an assignment directly from a standard
Mode = Standards Right click on the standard listed from the last assignment you created and choose enter scores You can enter a new assignment and scores from this screen. (Then go back and change the points from 1 to 4) Click the > to see all assignments for the standard

The Power of Comments From Enter Scores
Exclude – “e” & Hide from Portal Comments – Text Comments - Coded

Assignment: multiple classes and resources
Send to another Class (sections) Create Assignment Resources – documents or links

Create a group from standards
1 - Pull down from Grade Book to “Standards” Blue means it has been assessed. The “Count” is the number of assessments. The Performance Indicator is the class “percentage” 2 - Click the blue wording of the standards.

4 - Grade Book > Manage Classes
3 - Choose students Move the slider to the right and watch as it highlights students starting with the lowest. When you have the students you want choose “Create Breakout Class” (You will be able to go back and remove or add other students in the next step) 4 - Grade Book > Manage Classes

5 - Standards - Outside of Course
Grade book > Class Standards Choose: Add from District Standards Bank Enter an assignment and link to standards Enter some scores

Delete a break-out group
Warning and choices Delete the class and move assignments to the homeroom class. Delete the class and all assignments. Cancel. You do not delete the class.

Grade book > Class Website Post
You can edit what your students see. Give it a try! Create a new classroom resource (New) Save the resource (Insert) Then hover to the left of the title. When you see the square with the pencil, that is edit, and you’ll see a trash can, which is delete. Edit the resource and now you can upload a file.

StudentVue - Class Web Pages
Click “Home” Choose a student. Choose “StudentVue” ParentVUE and StudentVUE are identical Other Views Incident Referral – this tracks discipline Announcements – these are sent by buildings or the district to teachers. Communication

Communication Send an or post to PVUE for one student. Click the student’s picture, then pull down to Communication your entire class by choosing the green button, then pulling down to Communication. Add a note about a student – click + sign in upper left corner of student picture. FAQ: accounts are entered at your building. Your FWPS account is automatically used. Parents cannot see anyone’s account but their own. The server on the training set does not work.

Log in with the same login you use every morning to log onto your computer WARNINGS Don’t enter any scores for any students! Do NOT send any messages or s!

Grade book Set-up Bring in standards from district course
2. You need to do this for each course/grade level you teach. Use the pull down to access each course. Do it now.

Grade book Set-up – Class Settings
Each class needs to have Standards Mode “ON” and Overall Grade From “Standards.” The Overall Grade needs to be set to BAME or ABC. You will do this in the production grade book before you leave today for all courses that have been created for you. With your mouse, hover to the left of the name of the class and choose “Edit.” If a new course is created for you after today you must do this process before entering any grades. The process isn’t hard. Remembering; now that’s hard…