PS Questions

RACHELC13
Journeyman

PS Questions

Do I need to install the engine every year?

 

Last year when I did course rank- I had to rank students, and I don't see where to do this- I even have it in my notes but it doesn't show me this. Help? This is my second year and doing this all on  my own.

 

 

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JeffG9
PowerSchool Champion
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@RACHELC13 

 

Course Rank is something you need to do in PowerScheduler for a build and ranking students is done via Class Rank on the Live side. The two have nothing to do with one another. Class Rank is very district-specific (at least in NY), but the general way to get there in PowerSchool is Setup>School>Class Rank. There you can check the class rank methods and manually recalculate it if you need to.

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RACHELC13
Journeyman

I'm not talking about class rank according to GPAs - I'm talking about setting up the rank for students - I remember and have it in my notes to set up in the order of who I want to rank and by 10s - seniors 10, juniors 20, sophomores 30, etc. Where do I do that? 

 

Also, do I have to download the engine every year? And if I downloaded it on my laptop do I have to download it on my desktop as well?

 

Thank you!! Still fairly new to this.

JeffG9
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@RACHELC13 

 

Ah, you are asking about "Priority." In PowerScheduler, go to Functions>Auto-Fill Student Info. You can look at the screenshot to see a very typical setup in a HS.

 

You usually do not have to re-download the engine if you already have it. If you'd like to run Builds on your desktop, yes, you will need to install the engine.

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RACHELC13
Journeyman

Thank you. But can you back up a bit? I don't see Functions - Auto Fill Student Info. Where is this in Scheduler please? I only see functions under students - but I don't see Auto Fill Student Info under Functions. Where is functions?

JeffG9
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@RACHELC13 

 

Sounds like you are on the Live side. I am referring to PowerScheduler.

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RACHELC13
Journeyman

Yes I am too. I'm in PowerScheduler but I don't see the buttons you're referring to.

 

Someone else also replied to an email that said you go to Scheduling Setup and Priority and I don't see Priority either under Scheduling Setup.

JeffG9
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@RACHELC13 

 

See the attached screenshots. The Scheduling Setup student page is on the Live Side. In PowerScheduler, "Priority" is on the Preference tab.

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RACHELC13
Journeyman

Found it!

Thank you so much for your help and patience!