Presentation on theme: "Synergy Grade Book August Training Agenda"— Presentation transcript:
1Synergy Grade Book August Training Agenda PreparationGrade BookDistrict Log in confirmationStandards Based PhilosophyGrowth Trend andConditional MatrixShort BreakGrade Book Set up - TrainingTake AttendanceCreate AssignmentsCreate break-out groups and share with other teachersClass WebsitesStudentVue and ParentVueSet up your real grade book
2Standards Based Grading 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?
3As you watch the video, record ideas/comments that support/ conflict with your answers Support I wonder?Conflict Wow!
4Secondary Grade Calculation 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 GradePriority Standard GradesA 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.
5Matrix 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.
6TFL Guidelines for Grading 2013 - 2014 “Accuracy, fairness, specificity, and timeliness – these criteria are at the heart of any discussion of grading.” Douglas Reeves, Elements of Grading – A Guide to Effective GradingIn an effort to provide guidance, The Federal Way Teaching for Learning Department has put together the following list of considerations for Standards Base Grading in the Synergy System. These guidelines are based on knowledge, experience, and research.Grading is consistent and clear.Grading is timely. Teachers post graded assignments linked to Priority Standards on a regular basis.The use of “Growth over Time” (i.e., Power Law) is research based, highly reliable, and aligns with district goals and initiatives.Assignment Rubrics are to be created by teachers and used regularly. These are communicated with students and parents.Priority Standard Rubrics are used as “Guide Posts” and provide common language for grading across standards, courses, grade levels, and buildings.Benchmarks will be used in K – 5 Reading only. A benchmark establishes a point of reference for meeting standard at each of the four grading periods. It serves as a standard for a basis of evaluation, comparison or formative assessment.All students are held to high expectations.Grades are based on multiple and varied tasks or assessments over time.
7Grading ImplicationsZeros 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.
8Pop-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”ChromeFrom right corner pull down to SettingsIn 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”FirefoxYou’ll see “Firefox prevented this site from opening a pop-up window.”Click OptionsChoose the top option: “All pop ups for sis.fwsd.org”
9Opening Screen Grade Book Access Home (return to this screen) TeacherVue ToolbarAttendance
10TeacherVUE Toolbar Overview Attendance by ChartAttendance by ListView Grades (secondary after a marking period only)Change ClassGo To Current Class (based on bell schedule)ReportsDiscipline, Announcements, CommunicationHelp
11Attendance by Chart or List Click the iconClick the name of students who are missing/tardy U or TSave AttendanceAfter 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 iconChoose 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.
12Grade 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.
13Grade 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…
14Do This Now - Options Click the > to open the drawer Sort Students by NameShow comment codeEnable assignment note entry
15Assignment 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 calendarCategoryNormal = calculationNot for Grading = not in calculationShow in Parent/ StudentPortal. If it calculates it should show.Due Date = DATE IN CALCULATIONType: Assessment, Project, Homework, etc.Subject: ELE onlyScore Type: 4 – Point RubricPoints: 4
161 – Add standards by clicking “select” (note they move up.) or “Deselect” to remove2 – Click “All Standards” to see all district standards.
17Enter Scores Click the assignment column and choose enter scores 2. I - Standards Mode - shows the standards.Enter Scores here (standard)Do Not enter scores hereDrop Box “pick-up” here link
18Enter an assignment directly from a standard Mode = StandardsRight click on the standard listed from the last assignment you created and choose enter scoresYou 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
19The Power of Comments From Enter Scores Exclude – “e” & Hide from PortalComments – TextComments - Coded
20Assignment: multiple classes and resources Send to another Class (sections)Create Assignment Resources – documents or links
21Create 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.
224 - Grade Book > Manage Classes 3 - Choose studentsMove 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
235 - Standards - Outside of Course Grade book > Class StandardsChoose: Add from District Standards BankEnter an assignment and link to standardsEnter some scores
24Delete a break-out group Warning and choicesDelete the class and move assignments to the homeroom class.Delete the class and all assignments.Cancel. You do not delete the class.
25Grade 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.
26StudentVue - Class Web Pages Click “Home”Choose a student. Choose “StudentVue”ParentVUE and StudentVUE are identicalOther ViewsIncident Referral – this tracks disciplineAnnouncements – these are sent by buildings or the district to teachers.Communication
27CommunicationSend an or post to PVUE for one student. Click the student’s picture, then pull down to Communicationyour 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.
28Connect to Live Grade Book Log in with the same login you use every morning to log onto your computerWARNINGSDon’t enter any scores for any students!Do NOT send any messages or s!
29Grade 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.
30Grade 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…
31Grade Book Options in your REAL grade book Click the > to open the drawerWe suggest:Set your student sort order.Elementary – Hide Class Grade.Show comment codeEnable assignment note entrySet row size.
32Grade Book Reflections Elements I like!I need more practice with…New thinking about how I can approach grading and assessing