Feature Request: Empower Students with "What If" Feature

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jweisenfeld
Hobbyist

Feature Request: Empower Students with "What If" Feature

When students view the gradebook, a question I often get asked as a teacher is "What can I do to raise my grade?"  This question can usually be broken down into the following questions.

 

  • Which assignment of two or three has the most impact on my grade?
  • What if I had gotten a better score on a given assignment?
  • I am missing a couple of assignments which one should I do first?

Teachers should not be the sole guardian or lone answerer of these questions.  Students should be able to enter "What If" mode and change or enter grades that they currently have in the gradebook.  In "What If" mode the student can then see in real time the impact on their grade: if they change in a grade, or add a grade that was missing.

 

NOTE:  this is especially useful for standard-based-grading gradebook, since the weights of non-assessments is considerably less than that of assessments.

 

Empower students to manage their performance.  Call your IT people, tell your PowerSchool administrators, alert the media, call your congress-people: implement "What If" feature today! 

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Community Moderator Jaclynp
Community Moderator

Re: Feature Request: Empower Students with "What If" Feature

Hi John

 

Thanks for the feedback!

 

Is this request for PowerSchool SIS?

 

If so can send this to our team to review for possible enhancement.

 

Thank you,

 

Jaclynp

PowerSchool Community Moderator

jweisenfeld
Hobbyist

Re: Feature Request: Empower Students with "What If" Feature

Hi Jaclyn, personally I think every PowerSchool product that allows students to view their grades should implement this feature.  Let me post this a few other places on the community to see if people resonate with it.

 

Please send this to all teams you know of that have student interfaces.

Community Moderator Jaclynp
Community Moderator

Re: Feature Request: Empower Students with "What If" Feature

Hi John

 

I have added your suggestion to PowerSchool Ideas Portal.

 

Thanks again for your input.

 

Have a great day!

 

Jaclynp

PowerSchool Community Moderator