HTML5 TeacherPlus Release: November 29, 2019

We're pleased to announce a new release for the TeacherPlus Gradebook and the TeacherPlus Gradebook Management site. This release includes a standards-based grading report, an updated login page, Arabic character support for PDF reports, and an array of other exciting updates.

We hope you enjoy your weekend, and to those who celebrate Thanksgiving, have a wonderful holiday!


New Features
Added the Students Using Standards-Based Grading ReportThe new All Students Using Standards-Based Grading report can provide a list of students achieving a selected standards level, which can be filtered by section and course.
Added Default Symbol for Skill/Standards Grade when No Score ExistsWhen Skills or Standards grades are not assessed, and your school would like a symbol to represent that, you can select a default symbol from the AdminPlus grade table to appear on the report card.
Improvements
Updated Login PageThe TeacherPlus login page has a new look and includes links to our current Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, an informational description of the TeachePlus Gradebook, and links to the TeacherPlus Gradebook Release Notes and User Guide.
Updated PDF Progress ReportsThe Progress Report PDF output now supports Arabic characters.
Feature Fixes
Fixed Private Narrative FunctionalityTeachers can make their Narratives private.
Fixed Progress Report Skill Box SettingsTeachers can hide the Skill Summary box on Progress Reports and Combined Progress Reports.
Fixed Add Column FunctionalityTeachers can select from a list containing all of their gradebooks when they choose to add a column to Selected Gradebooks.

New Features

Added the Students Using Standards-Based Grading Report

The new All Students Using Standards-Based Grading report can provide a list of students achieving a selected standards level. You can select any standards level within the structure established in the Standards library. 

To access this report, in the TeacherPlus Management site, do the following:

  1. On the side navigation menu, click Reports.
  2. In the Default Reports group-box, the All Students Using Standards-Based Grading report is available if any course is associated with standards.

As an administrator, you can select the Standards Level, Report Card Column, and whether to Include Withdrawn Students. In addition, you can apply section and course filters, as with the All Students report.

The levels listed in the Standards Level drop-down are determined by your school's Standards library.

The USI field is serving as a placeholder. In a future update, it will become a user-defined demographic field.


Added Default Symbol for Skill/Standards Grade when No Score Exists

When Skills or Standards grades are not assessed, and your school would like a symbol to represent that, you can select a default symbol to appear on the report card.

As an administrator, you can substitute any symbol from the AdminPlus grade table for a blank Skills or Standards grade.

The symbol you select should convey "no scores available for grade calculation." For example, you could use NA or **.

Select a Skills Grade Default Symbol

To select a default symbol for Skills, in the TeacherPlus Management site, do the following:

  1. Click Skills / Standards > Skills > Marking Period Calculations.
  2. In the Default Marking Period Skills Grade When No Score Exists drop-down list, select a symbol to represent "no skills grade calculated," and then click Save.

Select a Standards Grade Default Symbol

To select a default symbol for Standards, in the TeacherPlus Management site, do the following:

  1. Click Skills / Standards > Standards > Marking Period Calculations.
  2. In the Default Marking Period Skills Grade When No Score Exists drop-down list, select a symbol to represent "no standards grade calculated," and then click Save.

Improvements

Updated Login Page

The TeacherPlus login page has a new look and introduces the following features:

  • Links to our current Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
  • An informational description of the TeachePlus Gradebook
  • Links to the TeacherPlus Gradebook's Release Notes and User Guide.


Updated PDF Progress Reports

The Progress Report PDF output now supports Arabic characters.


Feature Fixes

Fixed Private Narrative Functionality

Teachers can make their Narratives private.


Fixed Progress Report Skill Box Settings

Teachers can hide the Skill Summary box on Progress Reports and Combined Progress Reports.

  1. Click Reports > Student > Progress Report (or Combined Progress Report).
  2. In the Student Progress Report (or Combined Progress Report) dialog box, clear the Skills checkbox.
  3. Click Generate Report.

Fixed Add Column Functionality

Teachers can select from a list containing all of their gradebooks when they choose to add a column to Selected Gradebooks. Previously they could only see their current gradebook.

  1. Click + Add Column.
  2. Select the Selected Gradebooks checkbox, and then click .
  3. In the Select column, select the checkbox for each gradebook you want to add the new column to, and then click Save.
  4. Click Create Column.

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