Assignments in Learning not possible for SBG Schools

DSilva
Practitioner

Assignments in Learning not possible for SBG Schools

Good morning,

 

When creating an assignment in Class Pages (PS Learning in UC), there is a mandatory points value to add which it makes worthless for SBG (Standards-based grading) schools. Is there a future release that when creating an assignment in Class Pages:

1) Categories can be assigned and teachers do not have to go to scoresheets as default category is Classwork

2) Assignments can have no value but standards can be aligned there and not go to scoresheet

 

Thanks,

 

Daniela Silva 

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Community Support Expert jamiem7
Community Support Expert

Re: Assignments in Learning not possible for SBG Schools

Thank you for reporting the standards grades displaying incorrectly for parents!

 

The PowerSchool Development team is aware of this issue and currently working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we work to resolve the issue.

 

As a workaround at this time, teachers can input the grades in PowerTeacher Pro and have those grades sync with Unified Classroom.  This should allow the grades to appear correctly.  If grades are entered into Unified Classroom scoring pages and the teacher selects "Push" for the Standard Scoring Type, the grades will not be reflected in the Standard Analysis graph.



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KElms
Specialist

Re: Assignments in Learning not possible for SBG Schools

I have asked for an enhancement request for this.  It's definitely something that PS is going to need to address as more and more schools need SBG functionality.

Kimberly Elms
kelms@acs-schools.com
Community Support Expert joshk
Community Support Expert

Re: Assignments in Learning not possible for SBG Schools

Hi @KElms and @DSilva!

 

 

Thank you for posting in the Community!

 

With regard to standards-based grading, one of the following is a possible option when creating an assignment and having it associated with standards in some capacity: 1) an assignment can be created in class pages, but then the user will have to use points and standards. 2) The alternative would be to create a UC Basic assignment with just standards. With the second option, it currently does not enable users to put the assignment on a page, but it can be assigned with just standards. Hope this helps!

 

Best,

JoshK

PowerSchool Community Admin

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KElms
Specialist

Re: Assignments in Learning not possible for SBG Schools

@joshk

With all due respect, it doesn't help. We understand there are approximations that we can do, but what we want is full functionality.  We want to be able to build activities and assignments that students can interact with and gather evidence of their proficiency and understanding against a learning target.  As more and more schools embrace standards- and competency-based practices, your product will not meet our needs if it doesn't respond to the customer base.  In such a scenario, we would be forced to drop the PS suite and look elsewhere. 

 

Kim

Kimberly Elms
kelms@acs-schools.com
kcain
Hobbyist

Re: Assignments in Learning not possible for SBG Schools

Hi @joshk,

We are in the same boat at my school. We are in the process of adopting Unified Classroom, but it does not appear that it will fully meet our needs as we move towards standards-based grading (and ultimately competency based grading). We may also be looking elsewhere for a system that includes that functionality.

 

@DSilva @KElms Thank you for raising this issue.

 

-Katie Cain

kcain@mountvernonschool.org

cgarber
Practitioner

Re: Assignments in Learning not possible for SBG Schools

We are in this position as well.  We had to turn off the UC functionality (as it was displaying standards grades incorrectly for parents), and had to disable the "push" for assignments from Learning to Gradebook.  Now, Teachers can create assignments in Learning, but have to enter the assignment and grade separately in Gradebook.  We'd love to return to the fully-automated setup, but can't because of this forced "points" category detailed in a post above.

Community Support Expert jamiem7
Community Support Expert

Re: Assignments in Learning not possible for SBG Schools

Thank you for reporting the standards grades displaying incorrectly for parents!

 

The PowerSchool Development team is aware of this issue and currently working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we work to resolve the issue.

 

As a workaround at this time, teachers can input the grades in PowerTeacher Pro and have those grades sync with Unified Classroom.  This should allow the grades to appear correctly.  If grades are entered into Unified Classroom scoring pages and the teacher selects "Push" for the Standard Scoring Type, the grades will not be reflected in the Standard Analysis graph.



Jamie H.
PowerSchool Community Moderator
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