It would be helpful if there was a "what if scenario".
Imagine sitting down with a student, or both parent and student.
You click a button and are put in "what if" mode.
In that mode you can change any grade up or down and you are shown what your total grade might be.
I envision a lot of great conversations would be possible including:
Teachers believe that knowledge is power, and yet gradebooks continue to hide/obscure grading policies. It is time to bring weights, and drop-lowest, and hidden extra credit opportunities and other arcane and byzantine policies into the light of day and allow students to better prioritize their efforts and parents to gain insight into what really matters in their student's grades.
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Canvas LMS now has this feature. PowerSchool needs to have this feature as well. It has now been commoditized like CTRL+C and CTRL+V support. If you don't have this, you will soon be irrelevant.
If there are any real users our there, with access to PowerSource, please up-vote my enhancement. Thanks!
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I get this asked from teachers. If I'm not mistaken, it was a feature in the old java gradebook.
This should not be an issue for teachers, the students should try their hardest to make the best grade and parents should expect that out of them...not "what grade is good enough" for me to get whatever final grade. That's a parent/student issue, not a powerschool issue.