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On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 10:18 AM, Melissa Hayden-Raley at MTSD <
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> Would there be interest in holding a PowerSchool users group meeting?  I
> feel like between PTP and standards based grading requirements, it's a
> great opportunity for us to collaborate on the front end of the
> implementation.
>
> On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 8:26 AM, Robert Wickberg <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>> I decided changing gradebooks was too much change for one year for
>> teachers to absorb on top of learning to track standards, and there are
>> still critical features missing from PTP, like the ability to import scores
>> from a CSV (some teachers grade in Classroom and move the grades to
>> Powerschool once they're done), so we're holding off on that at least until
>> the next release that, at PSU, they promised us in December (Oh, wait, it's
>> December, isn't it?  I wonder how it's coming?)
>>
>> On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 9:51 PM, Michael Norkun <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Everything here is mirrored on slack.
>>> Everything else that happens in slack, stays in slack.
>>> Join up, follow the conversations, it's a great tool.
>>>
>>> and,
>>>
>>> Thanks for the input. We are using PTP for traditional and proficiency
>>> based grading simultaneously. It's definitely a challenge. We are running
>>> into some philosophical and paradigm paradoxes...it's a very different year
>>> for grading. While PTP looks nice, and PowerTeacher itself is  a great SMS,
>>> the grade book is a new challenge with standards based grade reporting and
>>> traditional grades (I'd say we are earning a solid 2 right now in our
>>> efforts of record keeping and a 3 in implementation) The proverbial hamster
>>> wheel is turning pretty fast.
>>>
>>> Robert, let's chat off the list to figure out some time to share what's
>>> working and what's not,
>>>
>>> I have a strange suspicion that the proficiency shift is an elaborate
>>> collaboration experiment designed by the AOE to bring us out of the
>>> matrix....do I take the red pill or the blue pill?
>>>
>>> Thanks for all the input.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 4:43 PM Travis Vigneau <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> *I thought everything on Slack was going to be mirrored on this list?
>>>> I haven't started looking at Slack, since I thought this was the case.*
>>>>
>>>> I think it's only the other way around. Not 100% on that though.
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 4:25 PM, Robert Wickberg <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I thought everything on Slack was going to be mirrored on this list?  I
>>>> haven't started looking at Slack, since I thought this was the case.
>>>>
>>>> We use Powerschool too,  It's still a work in progress, but so far,
>>>> everything the administration has asked the system to be able to do, it
>>>> does, with some customization. The academic departments developed their own
>>>> performance indicators and then cross referenced these to the state's
>>>> transferable skills.  We implement  the indicators as standards, and added
>>>> a custom table to PS with the cross references.  We haven't abandoned
>>>> traditional grades, this is all layered along side it so far.  Using
>>>> SQLreports4 and Microsoft Access so far (I hoped to use APEX, but I'm
>>>> running into bugs), I can tell what transferable skills kids have
>>>> demonstrated mastery of when teachers enter assessments of the performance
>>>> indicators.  To whom and in what level of detail this will get reported out
>>>> is still TBD, but at least I have some sort of strategy for moving forward,
>>>> I hope, and a couple of queries admins and counselors can look at.
>>>>
>>>> I'm curious what approach others who are using Powerschool are taking
>>>> on this.
>>>>
>>>> Since you're just up the road, Michael, if you want to get together and
>>>> compare notes, I'm game.  (I'm actually an alum of dear old BFUHS, as it
>>>> happens...)
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 2:56 PM, Marcia Noyes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> We use Infinite Campus; it took some work to get the grade schools set
>>>> up, but works great. At this time we are ready to launch all graded schools
>>>> and up to grade 6 at the Middle School, after a successful pilot. The rest
>>>> will start to be set up next year. We can set a pass/fail on each of the
>>>> standards marks and that is how we will accomplish figuring weather the
>>>> student has met the requirements or not. Infinite Campus has put out
>>>> patches with standards based report cards in mind. Very satisfied.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Have a good Day
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Marcia J. Noyes
>>>>
>>>> SVSU Senior Systems Administrator
>>>>
>>>> Central Business Office
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>>>> 802-753-5818
>>>>
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>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *From:* School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:
>>>> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Michael Norkun
>>>> *Sent:* Wednesday, December 07, 2016 1:26 PM
>>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>>> *Subject:* Alternatives to PowerSchool for Standards Based Grading
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I posted this in the slack channel, but i'll share it here as well in
>>>> hopes to get more views and to help redirect the conversation to slack
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> <https://vt-school-it.slack.com/archives/tech-integration/p1481057069000003>
>>>>
>>>> https://vt-school-it.slack.com/archives/tech-integration/p14
>>>> 81057069000003
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Quick question; What are other schools using as a gradebook tool that
>>>> works well with the proficiency based graduation requirements?  We are 6
>>>> feet under with implementation and data reporting on this new beast with
>>>> PowerSchool. It does not do what we need. So, what alternative programs are
>>>> out there that work better than power school. Any and all suggestions will
>>>> be helpful?  Ready...set...go
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