Recently, TIES has added a "Frequently Asked Questions" section to their Documentation menu in Gradebook. Learn more in this video.
When you update your grade for students who complete missing assignments, if you select Edit Scores by Student, the grade book will indicate it has been updated only for the student whose score has changed.
Some students have used this aspect to "game the system" and tell their parents that they turned the assignment in, but the teacher hasn't updated their grade book.
To remedy this, when entering missing assignments into your gradebook, select Edit Scores by Multiple Definitions. This will update the grade book for all students, and give parents a better sense that your grade book is up-to-date.
Preparing for Term 2 (Quarter 2) using copy utilities
You will need to transfer certain information used in Term 1 (grading scale, categories, custom fields, etc.) to subsequent terms in order for Grade Book to function consistently.
To copy categories from term to term:
Directions to adjust the grade scale to allow your percentages to round
As you look at final grades, you may see that the student scores are not rounding the way you would like.
Decide what you want to round to:
Go to Setup – Preferences – under Grade Calculation you will see Round Scores to and select your preference.
As we approach the end of the quarter, please take a moment to verify that you have turned off the Year To Date (YTD) feature in your grade book preferences.
In addition, I have included at the end of the video steps on submitting grades to Mark Reporting for those who need a refresher.
If you have any questions or run in to any problems, please let me know.
While parents and students have access to your Gradebook data by using SchoolView, that data does not sit in iCue, but in your Gradebook only.
Therefore, at the end of a quarter, or in this case, Midquarter, we need to submit grades to Mark Reporting.
You can do this by following the directions on this form, or via the video below. Thanks!
Staff, We had an issue pop up this week that I felt it important for you to be made aware of.
Be sure that you avoid Saving when you are working in Reports in Grade Book. You may inadvertently cause information that should be displayed in SchoolView to disapear!
1) Entering Scores
When entering scores in a definition, remember that as soon as you post, the student’s grade will change, and they will see the update in Schoolview. There is no need to upload grades. (Something off your plate!)
Also, on the date that a definition is due, be sure to change the status to “Work In Progress” to avoid the missing score to show up as Missing and affect the student’s grade.
2) Viewing Student Grades
In iCue you have access to view grades for your students in other classes. This is especially beneficial for those of you with Advisories at the Middle level.
You can access them by clicking on the Student Link icon, either in the Gradebook or in Attendance.
More and more parents are getting their correct e-mail addresses in to Schoolview, and it appears that the tool is working, as parents have started commenting on the communication. Thanks to the Media Center and Office Staff for their assistance in helping students and parents get logged in.
Here are a few tips when using this tool:
1) If you want parents or students to reply to you, make sure you include a line that says:
“If you would like to reply to this message, DO NOT HIT REPLY. Please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org”
2) When you send the e-mail, remember to include in your signature your name along with your position and building. Some parents have students at the elementary school, middle and high school, and this will going a long way to help them know who sent the message.
3) Be sure to send the message as an e-mail AND post to Schoolview.
This training is for New High School teachers, and Middle School teachers who have yet to receive training in the TIES Gradebook.
Both trainings take place in the Fick Auditorium at EHS.
10:30 to 12:30 and 2-4.
Topics covered will include: