PowerSchool Gradebook: Check Dropped Low Scores

gutierrp
New Member

PowerSchool Gradebook: Check Dropped Low Scores

Not sure if this is the appropriate place, but this is our first year implementing the PowerSchool Gradebook. The end of semester is coming and teachers are looking to drop the lowest score from a category. That process is pretty simple, but they are looking to see which assignment was dropped. So far, we haven't been able to find a way, so we're having teachers run a report before and after so they can see the grade change. Does anyone know?

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jamiem7
Lead Community Moderator
Lead Community Moderator

Thank you for posting your question in the Community!  PowerTeacher Gradebook does not currently have a report that will provide the assignment that was dropped for each student's lowest score.  I do recommend a continuing to print a report of the assignments before the lowest score for each student is dropped and after the score is dropped.

 

 


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tmcknight
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How do I drop the lowest grade for each student in a weighted category?

JeffG9
PowerSchool Champion
PowerSchool Champion

Go to Settings>Traditional Grade Calculations and select the class and term you want to work with. Click the Drop Low Scores tab and choose Drop Lowest by Category. Here, you can add categories to droop scores from and how many scores you'd like to drop.

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molly6
Journeyman

When I try to do that, I get a message that indicates that the number of dropped scores must be at least one. I only want to drop one grade in the quiz category. I type zero in tests and apparently that cannot be done. The previous PowerTeacher gradebook allowed this.

JeffG9
PowerSchool Champion
PowerSchool Champion

@molly6 @tmcknight 

 

Tom, Your interface doesn't look like PT Pro, so I think you may be using a different platform. Did I really screenshot one of my puppers for you? Anyhoo, that's Bindi and we think she looks like Dobby the House Elf. She's a love.

 

Molly, If you want to drop just one grade from one category just select that one category. See the screen shot.

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jamiem7
Lead Community Moderator
Lead Community Moderator

Thank you for assisting in the thread! @JeffG9 

 

Bindi is adorable and does look like Dobby.  Heart

 

I believe tmcknight may have used the copy and paste feature to add your username into the post.  If your avatar was copied then it would have pasted within the post along with your username.  We got to see an adorable puppy!!


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molly6
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Screenshot trying to NOT drop a test score

 

The only way I've figured out how to drop low scores is on this page. (link above) 
Apparently I must drop low score in all categories.. I only want to drop ONE low QUIZ score. I do not want to drop scores in any other category. 

JeffG9
PowerSchool Champion
PowerSchool Champion

@molly6 

 

That is the correct page. Simply choose the category you'd like to drop a score in, select the number of scores you'd like to drop and click save.

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molly6
Journeyman

But it seems to default to "one" on all categories. 

JeffG9
PowerSchool Champion
PowerSchool Champion

@molly6 

 

I don't see that behavior in my gradebook. When I choose Drop Lowest by Category it gives me one column to choose a category. The only way I can get more is by clicking the small + button.

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tmcknight
Hobbyist

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PowerSchool Champion
 
Thanks for the try ... my version of PowerSchool does NOT LOOK LIKE your screenshot... I guess there are different "Flavors" and our flavor is less tasty than yours.
Tim
 
 
tmcknight
Hobbyist

I still have not gotten an answer - but I'm finding that is pretty typical for PowerSchool ...

Apparently there are various different types of powerschool ... and the one we have does not even have a "Drop Grade" feature ... pretty darned slack --- in my opinion anyway.

Tim McKnight

 

DanM3
PowerSchool Champion
PowerSchool Champion

Hi Tim, what PowerSchool are you using? Is your gradebook PowerTeachere Pro?

Dan Morgan
Saint Mary's College High School - Berkeley, CA
PowerSchool Hosted - v 20.4.3 - 600 Students
PowerSchool User and Admin since 2000

tmcknight
Hobbyist

How does one determine which version of powerschool gradebook one is using??? Gradebook screencap.PNG

DanM3
PowerSchool Champion
PowerSchool Champion

In part, the login page.  This is what regular PowerSchool SIS users see. (see attached)  Judging from the screenshot it looks like you are either using PowerSchool Learning or the Unified Classroom. Those assignments are created in PowerSchool Learning/UC Class Pages and not PowerTeacher Pro gradebook. 

Dan Morgan
Saint Mary's College High School - Berkeley, CA
PowerSchool Hosted - v 20.4.3 - 600 Students
PowerSchool User and Admin since 2000

jamiem7
Lead Community Moderator
Lead Community Moderator

Thank you for reaching out in the Community! @tmcknight @molly6 

 

Thank you for jumping in the thread to assist! @JeffG9 @DanM3 

 

I have provided a link to an article within the Unified Classroom Teacher help site that should walk through the steps to drop the lowest score Jeff mentioned above.

 

https://docs.powerschool.com/UCHT/settings-sign-out/traditional-grade-calculations

 

I hope this helps!


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tmcknight
Hobbyist

Thanks for the try .... I guess some of us are just in the Ghettos ... Power School "Learning" is, I am learning, not like real Gradebooks that the rest of you have 😞

 

Their "annotator" sucks too ... I have another thread going where about 1/3 of my kids "turn ins" show up as blank docs in annotator .. but are there in Google Drive ... problem is ... they are docs that I really need to be able to DRAW on in order to offer worthwhile feedback to the students ...

 

PSL 😞

BishalG
Community Support Expert
Community Support Expert

Hi @tmcknight,

I am sorry to hear about your experience with PowerSchool Learning. 

I will reach out to you via Private Message to discuss the difficulty that you are facing with PowerSchool Learning Annotator.  This is part of our efforts to protect the privacy of our community members.

 

You can view your private messages inside the PowerSchool Community by selecting the envelope in the top right corner of any page in the Community to the right of your avatar.  When a new message appears, you should see the number one with a dark red circle on the envelope.





Bishal G.
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