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PSUG National Information Exchange Users helping users Implementing Standards Bob Cornacchioli DERO Technical Services

PSUG National Information Exchange Users helping users Implementing Standards Bob Cornacchioli DERO Technical Services

Agenda/Participants will be engaged in: • • Understanding Common Language Constraints and “Givens” in

Agenda/Participants will be engaged in: • • Understanding Common Language Constraints and “Givens” in Power. School Best Practices- Standards are Coming! Importing Standards using Excel Conversion Scales Looking at Power. Teacher Gradebook Report Card options www. derotechnical. com for more resources

CEO - DERO Technical Services Evangelist/Process Lead- Level Data Marketing/ Trainer - Park. Bench

CEO - DERO Technical Services Evangelist/Process Lead- Level Data Marketing/ Trainer - Park. Bench Software Director of Technology and Media Services – Shrewsbury Public Schools (16 yrs) Power. School Administrator ( 6 yrs) Bob Cornacchioli

Who are you? • Traditional or Standards Grades? – Teachers have graded – Teachers

Who are you? • Traditional or Standards Grades? – Teachers have graded – Teachers will be grading – Start Date – Pilot in Fall 2013 – Hybrid Anyone? • Common Core?

CURRICULUM/ADMIN & TECHNICAL DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND Collaborate and learn the constraints

CURRICULUM/ADMIN & TECHNICAL DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND Collaborate and learn the constraints

Illinois Standards Task Force - 5 Steps to Success Kathy Dinger, Former Director of

Illinois Standards Task Force - 5 Steps to Success Kathy Dinger, Former Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Libertyville D 70, Libertyville, Illinois http: //www. derotechnical. com/STANDARDS/Dinger. Keysto. Success. pdf C

Read anything by Ken O’Connor aka The Grade Doctor Far more important than the

Read anything by Ken O’Connor aka The Grade Doctor Far more important than the keystroke of a grade is how the district has trained teachers in the proper techniques in determining that grade. What Ken and others are saying about student achievement is mission critical. Power. Teacher has been designed with these principles. C

Learning Conversations: The Culture of Grading m ms u l cu sroo i r

Learning Conversations: The Culture of Grading m ms u l cu sroo i r r las u C lc e s m s al e a c i ? S ros t c ra ms? Ac P g oo n i r d s a s r cla G e all m Sa ross Ac HOPE Evidence ZERO’s MAKE UP WORK MISSING WORK TENDENCY EXTRA CREDIT Have you had these chats yet? C

Average Temperature in Vegas 100 Sun 100 Mon 100 Tues 100 Weds 100 Thurs

Average Temperature in Vegas 100 Sun 100 Mon 100 Tues 100 Weds 100 Thurs 100 Average Is it REALLY an 80 Average Rick Wormeli – check him out on You. Tube C

Your Conversion Scale has been set… now what does a 4 or a C

Your Conversion Scale has been set… now what does a 4 or a C really mean? • • With teachers at your Grade Level With teachers at your School With teachers in the District What does it mean for next placement? Everyone on the Same Page C

Clarity on Evidence C If using a 4, 3, 2, 1 scale, “ 3”

Clarity on Evidence C If using a 4, 3, 2, 1 scale, “ 3” = MEETS/PROFICIENT • District must provide time for teachers to decide what it looks like to MEETS a given standard! • Discuss Special Education students – as no parent or students want a report card with all “ 1’s”. • Do “Gifted” students use the same scale? • Have teachers decide on evidence for all other scores.

Other Conversion Scales CT

Other Conversion Scales CT

Homebound Assessment • Avoid Confusion- Adjust Rubrics and assessments Sending Home Letter Grades and

Homebound Assessment • Avoid Confusion- Adjust Rubrics and assessments Sending Home Letter Grades and Percentages will confuse Parents and Students C

FI NAL GRADE ENTRY S D C E STANDARDS N C L T H

FI NAL GRADE ENTRY S D C E STANDARDS N C L T H E I S C O U R S ES F D I U E L R E G R A D E B O O K

STANDARDS 65*-75 Character Limit CT

STANDARDS 65*-75 Character Limit CT

The # of Reporting Periods dictates the # of characters 75 70 65

The # of Reporting Periods dictates the # of characters 75 70 65

Curriculum vs. Technical Labor Cost

Curriculum vs. Technical Labor Cost

STANDARDS • • Create the standards collaboratively- Excel Teacher Involvement = Ownership Less is

STANDARDS • • Create the standards collaboratively- Excel Teacher Involvement = Ownership Less is more- 65*-75 character limit Number of Standards – Report Card vs. Curriculum Guide – Core Content vs. Specials – Essential Skills, Effort or Habits of Mind • Assessment Per Term • Changes and Real Estate – Text vs. # • Conversion Scales- Drop Downs for Teachers C

CT STANDARDS TIMELINE (considerations) • District initiative or single school pilot? ? ? –

CT STANDARDS TIMELINE (considerations) • District initiative or single school pilot? ? ? – Pilots can pose some issues – Invite participation from non pilot schools • 6+ Months in advance- identify standards • Decide your scale ( avoid traditional grading- A ) • Do all teachers have rosters in PS? • • Create - Import File of Grade Level Standards Set Expectations for Comment Writing Discuss Assignments vs Standards Assessment Communicate with all stakeholders

CT Standards associated to Courses Check Enrollment: Schools - Sections Do you see courses

CT Standards associated to Courses Check Enrollment: Schools - Sections Do you see courses in the left navigational areas?

Homeroom has enrollment and this school has 5 sections 1 st Grade CT

Homeroom has enrollment and this school has 5 sections 1 st Grade CT

CT If the course exists but there isn’t any enrollment - you have to

CT If the course exists but there isn’t any enrollment - you have to address scheduling before teachers can grade students! All standards associated to HR is not recommended Mass enroll students into each core content area & specials using dependent sections

Create an Excel Import File ELA. 3. 07< What do you think. 07 represents?

Create an Excel Import File ELA. 3. 07< What do you think. 07 represents? CT

Create an Excel Import File CT 95003 < The course this standards are associated

Create an Excel Import File CT 95003 < The course this standards are associated to? If you have multiple schools- do they have the same course #’s? 95003, 96003, 97003 NEW Best Practice- State Reporting – Associate different content standards to courses

CT Create an Excel Import File ** Allowassignments < False- Will not be seen

CT Create an Excel Import File ** Allowassignments < False- Will not be seen in the Gradebook- TRUE visible** Include. Comment < MOST are FALSE, only the comment standard is TRUE Conversionscale < Internal PS #’s – represents pull down options** ** if blank – can’t grade!

CT Conversion Scales Habits of Mind/Effort Proficiency Levels Grades 1 -8 / MCAS Proficiency

CT Conversion Scales Habits of Mind/Effort Proficiency Levels Grades 1 -8 / MCAS Proficiency Levels For K

Conversion Scale #? • Gen Table (6) • Search for “scale” T

Conversion Scale #? • Gen Table (6) • Search for “scale” T

Or install Jason Springles customization T

Or install Jason Springles customization T

STANDARDS by TERM CT

STANDARDS by TERM CT

CT Standards Associated to Courses Elementary teachers teach all core subjects So why not

CT Standards Associated to Courses Elementary teachers teach all core subjects So why not tie them all to HR? Are you going to have specialists grade? Art – Music – PE – Library – World Languages Only those teachers who are scheduled in Power. School can access their students.

CT Final Grade Entry For Teachers In Gradebook, If all standards were tied to

CT Final Grade Entry For Teachers In Gradebook, If all standards were tied to HR, they would run from here to the Atlantic Ocean Remember – 95003? ? Associating standards to specific courses can reduce or eliminate scroll RIGHT. . Just switch classes and reveal content specific standards

CT Access: Power. Teacher Gradebook • Will the Art, PE, Music, Media, Computer, Band,

CT Access: Power. Teacher Gradebook • Will the Art, PE, Music, Media, Computer, Band, Chorus… teacher be grading students? • If YES – they must have rosters in PS

Next Steps • Communication with: – Teachers - expectations for comments – Parents –

Next Steps • Communication with: – Teachers - expectations for comments – Parents – how to interpret 4, 3, 2, 1/your scale(s) – Specialists going to grade? Schedule? • Create Standards – # of standards per content area per term (C vs T) – Create the Conversion Scales ( GEN(6) table ID # ) – Create excel import file for PS – Altering Rubrics / Common Assessments • Create Sample Report Cards before EOY CT

Download Web Gradebook and Standards PPT CT

Download Web Gradebook and Standards PPT CT

CT Grade Value of Conversions Scales When teachers assess a standard more than once

CT Grade Value of Conversions Scales When teachers assess a standard more than once associated to multiple assignments, PTG averages these scores. Grade Value can’t be ZERO as seen earlier in this presentation. Round Up Scale – Cut off Scale = 50% of the Grade Level Delta

CT Grade Value of Conversions Scales Depending upon which standard based educator your curriculum

CT Grade Value of Conversions Scales Depending upon which standard based educator your curriculum folks have read, the concept of AVERAGE isn’t part of the standards movement. YET the Gradebook has to apply some sort equation in order to convert scores to these Grade Labels 4, 3, 2, 1. Feedback from districts to Pearson has resulted in a new version (2. 6) of Power. Teacher with the installation of PS 7. 5. Averaging of standards scores assigned to multiple assignments is now becoming clearer. Power. Teacher Gradebook is still evolving!!!!

Controlling Web Gradebook If defined as PT Admin** - School Usage – Site Specific!!

Controlling Web Gradebook If defined as PT Admin** - School Usage – Site Specific!! CT

Calculations Using PT Admin- your district will have to set policy on grading standards.

Calculations Using PT Admin- your district will have to set policy on grading standards. The Gradebook will have to be set per school to look: • Default setting for final grades • Allow teacher modifications OR NOT • Calculations for Most Recent Scores Decisions CT

CT Gradebook Preferences: Assignment Grades

CT Gradebook Preferences: Assignment Grades

CT Gradebook Preferences: Calculate Higher Level Standards

CT Gradebook Preferences: Calculate Higher Level Standards

FOR AUTO CALCULATING HIGHER STANDARDS TO WORK YOU MUST IMPORT YOUR STANDARDS A CERTAIN

FOR AUTO CALCULATING HIGHER STANDARDS TO WORK YOU MUST IMPORT YOUR STANDARDS A CERTAIN WAY!!!

Training Teachers to Grade Final Grade Entry** (RW will not work) Specialists vs. HR

Training Teachers to Grade Final Grade Entry** (RW will not work) Specialists vs. HR teachers 5 mins. with a PPT presentation Google Power. Teacher Gradebook- lots of resources • Web Gradebook – A bit more time • • ( JING Movies/Atomic Learning/Mastery in Minutes/Google? ) • Comments- Comments CT

CT Version 7. 03 Comment Length can be set at the District. List Standards-for

CT Version 7. 03 Comment Length can be set at the District. List Standards-for all your comment standards

CT “Straight quotes” with “Smart quotes” If teachers use Word for pasting into the

CT “Straight quotes” with “Smart quotes” If teachers use Word for pasting into the gradebook, special characters (like “quotation marks”, apostrophes’ and - dashes) can end up printing incorrectly on the final report card. Word – Tools- Auto Correct. Auto. Format as you Type and REMOVE the √ from Straight quotes with smart Quotes This only works if you change this setting BEFORE you typed them in- SORRY!

Have you thought about Report Cards? • • • Parent Portal – access to

Have you thought about Report Cards? • • • Parent Portal – access to grades – list form NOT DYNAMIC – all must be custom made Object Reports vs. Report Works (Dynamic- CC) Summative Multi-page requires duplex printers • • http: //schools. shrewsbury-ma. gov/egov/docs/1251933966124. htm http: //www. derotechnical. com/REPORTCARDS. html CT

Power. Teacher Gradebook for Standards PPTX available on DERO website Common Core FAQ http:

Power. Teacher Gradebook for Standards PPTX available on DERO website Common Core FAQ http: //www. corestandards. org/frequently-asked-questions Bob Cornacchioli DERO Technical Services [email protected] com get 2 [email protected] com www. derotechnical. com

Q&A Bob Cornacchioli DERO Technical Services bcornacchioli@gmail. com get 2 bobc@gmail. com www. derotechnical.

Q&A Bob Cornacchioli DERO Technical Services [email protected] com get 2 [email protected] com www. derotechnical. com