PCMS and PHS Grading Basics

Be sure to use the Chrome browser for PowerTeacher Pro.    PT Pro is fastest in Chrome.

 

  • To Add Assignments: Click “Create” at the top right of the screen 
  • To Grade Assignments: Click Grading then Assignments OR Scoresheet 
  • To Create a new Category: Click “Create” at the top right of the screen 
  • To Edit Categories (Add, Remove or Rename them): Click Grading Then Categories.  Click the Pencil Icon to Edit Details or Deactivate a Category.

 

Set up Category Weights

IMPORTANT: DO NOT change Y1, S1 or S2 settings!

  • Click Settings Then Traditional Grade Calculations
  • Click the Pencil Icon next to T1, T2, T3, or T4 – REMEMBER – DO NOT CLICK Y1, S1, S2, M1 or M2

Screenshot of Category Weights Edit Icon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screenshot of window to adjust weight calculations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make any needed changes.  You can add category weights by clicking the plus sign at the top and remove them by clicking the minus sign to the right of the row.

 

Click Save

 

Continue by clicking the pencil icon for each Term (T) for this class and all others

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You can copy category weights to other terms and classes.  Please do this carefully:

  • Be sure you are still in the Settings – Traditional Grades Calculations Section
  • Click the settings icon at the TOP RIGHT
  • Click Copy Traditional Grade Calculations
  • To copy weights within this class to another Term (T), click “Within A Class”
    • In the From box
    • Select the Class from the Drop Down to copy FROM
    • Select the reporting term to copy FROM (MUST USE ONLY the Ts HERE T1, T2, T3, or T4 ONLY)
    • Select the Reporting Term to Copy TO
    • Click Validate
    • Review the Summary Screen and if it looks as expected, click COPY
  • To Copy Weights to another Class
    • At the top, select “To Another Class”
    • In the From Box, select the Term to Copy FROM (T1, T2, T3, or T4 ONLY)
    • Select the Class to Copy From
    • Select the Term to copy TO (T1, T2, T3, or T4 ONLY)
    • Select the Class to Copy TO (T1, T2, T3, or T4 ONLY)
    • Review the Summary Screen and if it looks as expected, click COPY

 

AP Teachers ONLY – Adjust Term Weights for Y1 Only for all AP classes

  • Click Settings Then Traditional Grade Calculations
  • Click on your AP Class
  • Click the Pencil Icon next to Y1
  • Set up the weights appropriately
  • Repeat for other AP classes