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 and choose Assignment
Enter all information for the assingment
Use the Students tab to assign this to a certain student or group of students

 

To Grade Assignments:

Click Grading then Scoresheet
Click on a cell in the scoresheet to enter or edit a grade using the black grading panel on the right
Click Save 

To Create a new Category or Remove One:

Click “Grading” on the left side menu, and then click Categories
To edit or delete a category, click the pencil icon to the right
To add a category, click the plus sign at the top

 

Set up Weights: Choose Either Total Points or Category Weights

 

By Default, all gradebooks are set up with weighting with 4 default catetories - Classwork, Project Quiz and Test.  If you wish to use your own categories, be sure to set up the weighting for those catetories by following the steps below in the Category Weights section.

 

Option 1 - Total Points:

  • Click Settings on the left side menu
  • Click Traditional Grade Calculations
  • Select the class you want to edit first
  • Click the pencil icon to the right of the T1, T2, T3, or T4. (DO NOT edit Y1, S1, S2, M1 or M2.)

Screenshot of Term Weight Edit Icon

  • Change the Type drop down of the first row to Total Points
  • Click the minus sign to the right of the other rows to delete the category calculations.
  • Click Save
  • Repeat this for all terms in all classes.

Option 2 - 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

OR

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