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1 “Take your gradebook to the next level with GradeSpeed.NET” Gradebook Features Presentation

2 Campusware company history 19 years experience as a gradebook provider GradeSpeed has always supported the technology used in schools: DOS → Mac → Windows → Web One of the first web-based grading systems Developed our first ODBC interface in 2000 Developed ODBC interfaces with the most advanced SI systems GradeSpeed has included a web-based parent portal for ten years GradeSpeed.NET 4.0 is implemented in the Department of Defense Education Adminstration, Northside ISD, Ysleta ISD and Pasadena ISD Among the 100 largest districts in the US GradeSpeed.NET 4.0 is being implemented for Metro Nashville Public Schools.

3 The gradebook – an overview Security features – virtual keyboard, login notification Automatic restorable backups Designed with efficiency in mind Uses Active Directory to simplify access and increase security Supports automatic class grouping Allows student grades to be transferred automatically within the district Each feature can be administered at the campus OR area OR district level

4 Categories and weights Teacher-defined or preset Color-coding for clarity and organization Intelligent options for dropping low grades Percent and Multiple weighting options Automatic category handling for grouped courses

5 Assignments Easily create and manage assignments English and Spanish assignment titles State objectives association Automatically add assignments to grouped classes Rubric assignments Attach homework documents to be available in ParentConnection

6 Grades Arrow key control “Enter moves down” Column management or scrolling page Attendance indicated on grade cells Average display options Access to previous cycles – read-only or full access Advanced grade entry: By student By assignment Indicators visible on the main gradekeeping page Supports alpha and numeric grade entry

7 Attendance Simple, one-click teacher entry Teacher submissions posted to SIS within 90 seconds Office changes pulled from SIS to GradeSpeed within 15 minutes Teachers and administrators see nearly real-time attendance records If teachers will use an SIS tool to collect attendance: GradeSpeed will still pull attendance from SIS Attendance records will be available in ParentConnection Teachers can view attendance and run attendance reports from the gradebook

8 Seating Chart Allows free-form student arrangement Ability to display student pictures Teachers can take attendance from the seating chart Can be printed for substitute teachers

9 Other gradebook tools Attach student documents Create custom fields Generate reports Grade List Category Averages Conduct / Comments Assignments Missing Assignments Class Roster Grade List (Paper Saver) Attendance Roster Failure Report Honor Roll Report GradeSpeed Monitor tool Teacher access to student groups Ability to print or configurable progress reports

10 Administrative overview Flexible, advanced User Management Seamless interface with SIS Powerful reporting tools can condense administrators’ job duties Custom report card module can decrease load on SIS servers while increasing performance and accuracy Simple tools and reports to allow administrators to monitor and report on grades, attendance and other custom information.

11 User Management Flexible account management – user privileges can be customized Offers custom templates for different user types (principal, counselor, data clerk, etc.) Integrates with Active Directory - with a single login profile (matching the network login), a user can: Access multiple roles within the district Access multiple products within the GradeSpeed software package Teachers can access multiple gradebook accounts within the district Offers a read-only option for all rights – ideal for users with limited privileges Tiered administrative structure – district, area, and campus level accounts

12 Primary tools GradeSpeed Monitor – schedule viewer “Last updated” date Per-student or per-teacher view Reflects the flow of data between GradeSpeed and SIS View Gradebooks - Allows administrative users to view a teacher’s gradebook Ideal for principals or support staff

13 Office attendance Most advanced interface with SI systems Post attendance every 90 seconds; pull changes every 15 minutes Using the teacher component reduces the load on the SMS server Allows teachers to see changes made by office staff Useful reporting tools Teacher progress Teacher verification Daily attendance summary Attendance totals by code Attendance changes Efficient entry tools Attendance by teacher Attendance by student Attendance by activity code (student group)

14 Reports Useful grade reports – can often replace reports run in SIS Honor roll Failure list Blank grade Progress reports Failure rate Eligibility State objectives Gradebook activity Custom reports Can be generated using standard report viewer or Crystal Reports viewer Can be saved as a file (ex. Excel) that will pull fresh data every time

15 Database manager Define codes Attendance codes Activity codes Time codes Define parameters Grade conversion charts Student data Teacher data Report card standard/benchmark configuration

16 Tools and Settings School settings All crucial settings housed in one place Activity codes Group students and associate teachers with groups Restore teacher backup School groups Voice server Scheduled tasks

17 ParentConnection Parent-initiated OR district-initiated account creation Secure – supports SSL Trigger parental notification system – , phone call, or text message Access to report cards School calendar

18 StudentConnection Online course request system Interacts seamlessly with SIS to load requests for scheduling Requires minimal one-time setup Uses current course catalog from SIS Courses can be organized to give students recommendations Separate roles for teachers, counselors, and students Quick and painless approval process for requests


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