Guidance for grading assignments in the Synergy grade book as well as entering marks for the report card.
Updated May 26: It is now time for high school teachers to switch over to the Pass/Incomplete report card score type following these instructions. Updated the "High School Guidance" section to reflect this.
The guidance in this article is based on ODE's "Distance Learning for All" documentation. We'll cover assignment grades in the Synergy grade book and (for those using it) Google Classroom as well as marks for the report card.
See the documents below for more information
No Grading Changes Needed: Continue to score report card standards that you have attached to assignments the same as before using the 1-4 rubric. You will continue to see a 1-4 for the overall standard score based on these individual scores.
NEW: The overall 1-4 marks you see above will automatically calculate a P or an N for the report card. See "Report Card Marks" below.
Optional Analysis Band: We have created a simple "Elem. Pass/No Evidence Band" analysis band that may be helpful when viewing your main grade book screen. It will color all 2-4 scores green and all 1s red.
When the grading window opens, teachers using the Synergy grade book will still go to the "Report Card Preview - Standards" screen to transfer their calculated marks to the report card.
Numbers in orange show the overall score for the standards.
The Ps and Ns in the pulldown menus are the calculated marks that will transfer to the report card.
Note: On the pulldown menus for entering report card marks you will see single dash (-) and double dash (--) options. Please do not use these. Only use the P and N marks.
If you would like to see what the report card looks like, including which boxes are greyed out for Quarter 4, follow the steps below. Remember: Your front office will be generating the actual reports cards that will be sent home. These are just for your own information/viewing.
1. Go to Report Card → Students.
2. Click the "View Report Cards" button.
3. From this screen, you can generate report cards for individual students or a blank set for your class.
Viewing individual report cards.
Generate a set of blank report cards for the entire class.
4. Note: Please do not change the "Language" setting for any students. If you see something that needs to be corrected, contact your front office.
Use the new "Pass/Incomplete (score 1 or 0)" score type when creating assignments. You will score assignments 1 for "pass" and 0 for "incomplete." See the "TTSD Distance Learning for All: Middle School Proposal" document for additional guidance on when to score 0 vs 1.
When creating a new assignment, set the "Points" to 1. When scoring assignments, enter a 0 or 1. These scores will Sync to the Synergy grade book if you have set up Google Classroom integration.
Switch all of your students to use the "Pass/Incomplete" report card score type using these instructions so they will receive a P or I for their overall class grade. Do this now so students and parents will see the P or I marks in the StudentVUE/ParentVUE grade book. When the grading window opens, these are the marks that will transfer to the report card.
Note: we have turned off the % display in the ParentVUE/StudentVUE grade book, so they will only see the P & I marks.
No changes needed. Continue scoring your assignments as usual.
No changes needed. Continue scoring your google Classroom assignments as usual. These scores will Sync to the Synergy grade book if you have set up Google Classroom integration.
May 26th Update: Switch all of your students to use the "Pass/Incomplete" report card score type using these instructions so they will receive a P or I for their overall class grade. Do this now so students and parents will see the P or I marks in the StudentVUE/ParentVUE grade book. When the grading window opens, these are the marks that will transfer to the report card.
The distinction between comments, notes and the action of excluding an assignment for a student can be confusing. Generally speaking, all three can be entered from the main grade book screen or from the "Enter Scores" screen for an assignment.
Note: If the assignment came from Google Classroom , you will need to do all three from the "Enter Scores" screen.
Notes: The "e" for 8.1 Reflection assignment indicates it is excluded for the student.
All three can be easily handled from the "Enter Scores" screen by: Unchecking the "Exclude" box, selecting the top (blank) comment in the pulldown menu and deleting the text in the note fields. Be sure to save your changes. Note: Some comments like "mi" are set to remove themselves when you enter a score.