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Introductory Class
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Import Roster
Import Roster
Import Roster
   Grading Periods

•Qtr 1      – 20%
•Qtr 2      – 20%
•Sem1 Exam – 10%
•Qtr 3      – 20%
•Qtr 4      – 20%
•Final Exam – 10%
Grading Periods
Grading Periods
               Grading Periods
Description
Displays the name of the Grading Period as defined
with Map Bins (e.g., Fall Quarter, Spring Trimester,
Quarter 3, etc.).
Weight (%)
Assign a Weight to each grading period to determine
how the overall (year-long) grade is calculated. If the
weights add up to less than 100%, overall
percentages are divided by that percentage to
compensate. If the weights add up to more than
100%, and if "Use Category Weights" is selected, any
scores in excess of 100% are counted as extra credit
scores, as described in the Extra Credit Grading
Periods topic.
           Grading Periods

Starting Assignment
Enter the number of the assignment with which
each grading period starts. For example, if
Quarter 2 begins with your fifth assignment,
enter "5" for Quarter 2's starting assignment. The
first grading period must start with assignment
number 1.
             Grading Periods
When Calculating Grade
Use Category Weights
To have average grades for the grading period take into
account the weight assigned to each category, select
this option.
Weigh Categories Equally
To give equal weight to all categories when calculating
average grades, select this option.
Ignore Category Weights
To ignore category weights when calculating the
average grade, and instead average marks according to
the total points on which assignments were scored,
select this option.
       Grading Periods
Extra Credit checkbox
To define a grading period as an extra
credit grading period, select this
checkbox.
Include In Reports checkbox
Grade Summary
For each grading period, include or ignore
student averages on reports.
   Grading Strategies

•Homework     – 30%
•Tests        – 30%
•Lab          – 15%
•Quiz         – 15%
•Project      – 10%
•Total        – 100%
   Grading Strategies
•Assignment 1   – 100pts
•Test 1         – 250pts
•Assignment 2   – 50pts
•Assignment 3   – 150pts
•Test 1         – 200pts
•Total          – 750pts
Categories
Categories
Categories
                Categories
You can create up to ten assignment categories in
each grading period.
Note: Many Elementary teachers use categories as
a way to track subjects.
When you start a new class, the Assignments
window shows a single assignment category, Total
Points, with a weight of 100%. Teachers who don't
need multiple categories for their assignments
can leave it this way, so grades are based on total
points achieved divided by total points possible.
                    Categories
Enter a Description (up to 40 characters) and a Weight (0-
100) for each category.
The "Include Grade Summary in Reports" checkbox next
to each category controls whether a grade for that
category is included in reports.
The "Extra Credit" checkbox in each category controls
whether extra credit for that category is included in
reports. To view or edit categories for other grading
periods, select a grading period from the pop-up list at
the top of the dialog.
The "Copy From Previous Grading Period" button allows
you to quickly copy the categories from the previous
grading period.
      Extra Credit

•Homework       – 30%
•Tests          – 30%
•Lab            – 15%
•Quiz           – 15%
•Project        – 10%
•Extra Credit   – 10%
•Total          – 110%
Overall Summaries
Overall Summaries
          Overall Summaries

Description
Displays the name of the Overall Summary
period as defined with Map Bins (1st Semester
Exam, Midterm 1 etc.).
Include
Choose the first grading period in the range you
want to include in the summary.
Through
Choose the last grading period in the range you
want to include in the summary.
           Overall Summaries
When Calculating Grade
Use Grading Period Weights
To have the overall summary period grade take into
account the weights of the grading periods, select this
option.
Weigh Grading Periods Equally
To give equal weight to all grading periods, select this
option.
Ignore Grading Period Weights
To ignore grading period weights when calculating the
summary period's grade, and instead average marks
according to the total points on which assignments
were scored, select this option.
      Overall Summaries

Use Grading Period Weights versus Ignore
Grading Period Weights
If you want the overall grade (such as a
semester or year-long grade) to ignore the
grading period weights and be based instead
on the year-long totals, choose the Ignore
Grading Period Weights option. If you'd like
the overall grade to be based on the grading
periods' weights, choose Use Grading Period
Weights.
          Overall Summaries
Include In Reports checkboxes
Overall Category Grades
For each overall summary period, choose to include
or exclude category grades on individual reports.
The overall category grade shows how a student
performed in a particular category across multiple
grading periods. It appears on reports only if "Use
Tables for Summaries" is selected in the
Style/Individual Report Prefs dialog.
Grade Summary
For each overall summary period, includes or
ignores student averages on reports.
Grading Scales
      Special Scores



Homework Grades
   ( * ) - 95%
   ( / ) - 75%
   ( - ) - 50%
Special Scores
                 Special Scores
Create a new Special Score or modify an existing one.
Description
Type any Description you wish for the new Special Score
(such as "Adequate"). The Description will appear in the Key
to Special Scores (legend) on reports.
Abbreviation
The abbreviation (such as OK), which appears in the Scores
window and on reports. % Equivalent
Percentage equivalent.
Used for determining points earned on an assignment.
Hotkey
If you wish, you can select a Hotkey letter from the pop-up
list. Later, you can use the Ctrl key together with that letter as
a keyboard shortcut when you assign scores in the Scores
window.
                Special Scores
Use this score for
Student Grades & Class-Wide Stats
Include the Special Score in all grades and statistical
calculations.
Student Grade Calculations Only
Use the Special Score when calculating each
individual student's grade, but ignore it when
calculating class-wide statistics.
No Calculations
Ignore the Special Score for this assignment (the
score neither harms nor benefits the student's grade).
This is how the Excused score works.
Assignments
Assignments
               Assignments

Description column
The assignment name.
Points column
The raw points possible for an assignment. For
each assignment, you must enter a value in the
Points column that represents the total number of
raw-score points possible for that assignment.
Extra Credit assignments may have 0 point
possible.
                 Assignments
Weight & Adjust columns
You can assign a weight to each individual assignment.
This weight is not a percentage—it merely changes the
importance of an assignment in relation to other
assignments. In the Categories dialog, you can assign
weights to groups of assignments (such as Tests,
Homework, Labs) by creating categories and assigning
category weights.
 The Adjusted column represents the Points value
multiplied by the Weight. (When eClass Grades
calculates grades, it adjusts both the points possible and
the scores by multiplying them by the weight.) For more
information on assignment weights and adjusted points,
see the Weights and Adjusted Points Help topic.
                   Assignments
Category column
eClass Grades initially assigns all new assignments to the
first category. You can create up to 10 weighted Categories
(e.g., Tests, Homework, Labs) in each Grading Period. If you
use more than one category, you must designate the proper
category for each assignment by typing the category name in
the Category column. You can also use the Category pop-up
list to select the category (click in the Category field, or press
F8).
Misc. column
The Miscellaneous column can contain any information you
want, up to 40 characters in length. Possible uses include
keeping track of assignment dates or page numbers, and
notes about the assignment. To change the column title of
the miscellaneous column, use Assignment Data on the Style
menu.
                Assignments

ID column
The ID column can store assignment ID numbers.
These numbers are useful for importing from and
exporting to school administrative packages, and
when importing Discrete Scores.


Note: If your class file has more than one grading
period, a thick horizontal line in the Assignments
window separates the assignments belonging to
different grading periods.
Assignments
Assignments
Assignments
Copy Assignments
Copy Assignments
Copy Assignments from File
Entering Scores
Entering Scores
Entering Scores
Entering Scores
               Report Basics
eClass Grades allows you to generate a nearly
infinite variety of reports, depending on how you
set up preferences in the Style menu. You can also
control which grading periods and assignment
categories appear on reports using the Class menu.
Style and class files for a variety of reports are on
your eClass Grades disk.. You can modify the
sample styles or design your own.


Caution: Always save your class file before you
print, just in case you encounter a printer problem.
Individual Reports Preferences
Individual Reports Preferences
  Individual Reports Preferences
Assignment Table
Deselect the Assignment Table checkbox to omit the
table of assignments from Individual reports.
Missing Assignments Only
If you check Missing Assignments Only, each
student's report shows only those assignments for
which the student received an Incomplete (blank)
score. (If you check the Count Zeroes as Missing
Assignments checkbox in the Style/General Report
Prefs dialog, zero scores and Special Scores worth
0% are also counted as missing assignments.)
Individual Reports Preferences
Use Tables for Summaries
Select this checkbox to display grade summaries
(from categories, grading periods, and/or overall
grades) in a table, rather than in a single column.
Note: This option must be checked if you want
reports to display Overall Category grades for
multiple grading periods. To include Overall
Category grades on reports, go to the Overall
Summaries dialog and select the "Overall Category
Grades" checkbox. (See "Settings in Grades Dialog
Don't Agree With Printed Report" for more notes on
choosing which grade summaries appear on
reports.)
Include in Report
Comments and Notes
Deselect the Comments and Notes checkbox to omit comments and
student notes from reports. The "Reserve _ Lines" setting
determines how many lines are reserved on each student's report
for comments and student notes. This option is ignored if you select
the "One Report Per Page" option.
Caution: If you reserve too many lines for comments and notes, only
one report may print per page, even though there appears to be
plenty of room for two reports.
Special Imported Comments Only
Check this option to print school-wide comments as they appear
when report cards are printed from Win School. When you print your
own reports during term, deselect this option and all comments
assigned to students appear. This option is a chance for you to
verify what the comments will look like on report cards that the
school office prints.
Place
One Report Per Page
By checking One Report Per Page, you can prevent two or
more reports from appearing on the same page.
Comments, Postscripts and Notes at Top of Report
If this checkbox is deselected, comments, postscripts and
notes appear near the bottom of the report. If selected,
they appear near the top of the report.
Note: Since the amount of space required to print a student
report depends upon your Individual Report Prefs
selections and the number and size of your comments, you
may want to use the Preview feature to view your reports
on the screen before you print them. This will help you
avoid printing incomplete progress reports.
   Individual Reports Preferences
Report Title
Initially, Individual Reports have the title "Progress
Report for" followed by the student's name. You can
change this in the Report Title field without affecting
the title of Group Reports.
Post Scripts
You might want to include the same general message
at the end of every Individual Report, such as a listing
of your office hours or an explanation of your grading
policy. Use the two Post Script fields for this purpose.
Click the "Post Scripts" button, and enter up to 255
characters for each Post Script.
Individual Reports
Individual Reports
              Assignment Data
Include in Report
Assignment Description
Determines whether or not the Assignment
Description (assignment name) appears on reports.
Miscellaneous
Determines whether or not in the Miscellaneous field
in the Assignments window) appears on reports.
Assignment Number
Determines whether a sequential number (1, 2, 3, ...)
appears in front of each assignment on reports.
           Assignment Data

Category
Determines whether each assignment's
category name is included on reports.
Key to Special Scores
Determines whether a list of Special Scores
appears on reports.
Misc. Column Title
Enter any description you wish, such as
"Date/Pages".
Individual Reports
Individual Reports
            Individual Reports
Assignments # ___ through ___
Specify which assignments appear on reports. Normally,
the range of assignment numbers starts with the most
recent grading period.
Only assignments that are highlighted in Assignments
window
If you select rows in the Assignments window, then only
those assignments print on reports. For example,
suppose you select rows #3, 4, and 7 in the Assignments
window. Only assignments #3, 4, and 7 appear on reports
if you select this option.
Students # ___ through ___
Specify which students appear on reports. Normally, all
students in the class are included in reports.
            Individual Reports
Students # ___ through ___
Specify which students appear on reports. Normally,
all students in the class are included in reports.
Only students who are highlighted in Students window
If you select rows in the Students window, only those
students print on reports. For example, suppose you
had selected rows #3, 4, and 7 in the Students window.
Only students #3, 4, and 7 appear on reports if you
select this option.
Students with ___ or more missing assignments
Prints reports only for students who have at least the
specified number of missing assignments
           Individual Reports
Students with percentages less than ___%
Prints reports only for students with percentages
below the specified percentage. Which percentage is
used (overall percentage, or the percentage for a
certain category or grading period) is determined by
the Screen Prefs command in the Style menu.
Students with percentages more than ___%
Prints reports only for students with percentages
above the specified percentage. Which percentage is
used (overall percentage, or the percentage for a
certain category or grading period) is determined by
the Screen Prefs command in the Style menu.
           Individual Reports
Date for Reports
The Date for Reports field automatically contains the
current date in the "month/day/year" format. If you
prefer a different format for the date, such as "1
January 1997", type it in this field.
Preview button
Choose Preview to see reports on-screen before you
print. On-screen reports look just like printed
reports. Use the "magnifying glass" pointer and the
scroll bars to magnify or shrink the image and
explore the full report. Flip forward and backward
through multiple pages using the Next Page and Prev
Page buttons.
Individual Reports
      Group Report Information
Include in Reports
Number
Determines whether a sequential number (1, 2, 3, ...)
appears in front of each student row on Group Reports.
Name
Select this checkbox to include student names (from
the Students window) in reports.
Student Number
Select this checkbox to include student numbers
(from the Students window) in reports.
        Group Report Information
Miscellaneous 1
Determines whether the information in the Grade * Phone field
(in the Students window ) appears on reports. The default
information is the student grade level and phone number.
Miscellaneous 2
Determines whether the information in the Address field (in the
Students window ) appears on reports. The default information
is the student address.
Miscellaneous 3
Determines whether the information in the Secret Name field (in
the Students window) appears on reports. The default
information is a secret name for each student so that you can
post results anonymously. To print a report that lists students
only by secret name, deselect the Name box and check the
Miscellaneous 3 box.
     Group Report Information
M/F
Determines whether the M (Male) or F (Female) value (from the
Students window) will print on reports. The default information
in this field is the student's secret name.
Signature Line
Allows Individual Reports to include lines for the signatures of
the student and parent/guardian.
Citizenship
Displays the student's citizenship.
Work Habit
Displays the student's work habit code.
Pass/Fail
Displays the student's pass/fail status. P = Pass, F = Fail or N =
N/A.
       Group Report Information
Misc. Column Titles
Allows you to change the column titles for the
Miscellaneous fields. Each column can hold up to 50
characters, and more than one type of information. For
example, you might use "Book #/Phone #" for a title.


Note: Don't change the first two Misc field names
unless you want to stop importing student phone
numbers, grade levels, and addresses from Win School
into the Misc fields and instead use them for your own
data. If you do change the column titles, the defaults
("Grade * Phone" in Misc 1 and "Address" in Misc 2) will
not be updated when you import rosters.
Group Reports
Group Reports
              Group Reports
Enter your assignment information in this window.


Note: Avoid entering assignments before you give
students scores for those assignments. This can
falsely lower students' grades, because blank scores
are interpreted as incomplete (0%). If you have to
enter assignments in advance, make sure those
assignments have 0 in the Points column.
Alternatively, insert a tilde character (e.g.,
~Homework 1) before the assignment description to
tell eClass Grades to ignore that assignment when
calculating grades.
            Group Reports
Entering/Editing information in eClass Grades
   1. In Normal mode, use the arrow keys, mouse or
      the Tab key to move between cells. To replace
      the contents of the active cell, begin typing.
   2. Double-click a cell (or press F2) to enter Edit
      mode. To return to Normal mode, press Esc or
      Tab, or click another cell.
Selecting Assignment rows
   In the Assignments window, you can select
   individual assignment rows. Select assignment
   rows before using Cut, Copy, or Paste, and to
   specify which students to include in reports.
           Group Reports

Description column
  The assignment name.


Points column
   The raw points possible for an assignment. For
   each assignment, you must enter a value in the
   Points column that represents the total number of
   raw-score points possible for that assignment.
   Extra Credit assignments may have 0 point
   possible.
Weight & Adjust columns
You can assign a weight to each individual assignment.
   This weight is not a percentage—it merely changes
   the importance of an assignment in relation to other
   assignments. In the Categories dialog, you can assign
   weights to groups of assignments (such as Tests,
   Homework, Labs) by creating categories and assigning
   category weights.
The Adjusted column represents the Points value
   multiplied by the Weight. (When eClass Grades
   calculates grades, it adjusts both the points possible
   and the scores by multiplying them by the weight.) For
   more information on assignment weights and adjusted
   points, see the Weights and Adjusted Points Help topic.
Category column
   eClass Grades initially assigns all new assignments to
   the first category. You can create up to 10 weighted
   Categories (e.g., Tests, Homework, Labs) in each Grading
   Period. If you use more than one category, you must
   designate the proper category for each assignment by
   typing the category name in the Category column. You
   can also use the Category pop-up list to select the
   category (click in the Category field, or press F8).
Misc. column
   The Miscellaneous column can contain any information
   you want, up to 40 characters in length. Possible uses
   include keeping track of assignment dates or page
   numbers, and notes about the assignment. To change
   the column title of the miscellaneous column, use
   Assignment Data on the Style menu.
ID column
    The ID column can store assignment ID numbers.
    These numbers are useful for importing from and
    exporting to school administrative packages, and
    when importing Discrete Scores.


Note: If your class file has more than one grading
   period, a thick horizontal line in the Assignments
   window separates the assignments belonging to
   different grading periods.
Group Reports

				
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