Interim Progress Reports

The Interim Progress Reports page allows you to print IPRs for the students selected on the IPR Selection page. The page can only be accessed through the Print IPR page or the Print IPR by Average page. After you enter and save any comments for the IPRs and select the students for whom you want to print IPRs, click Print selected IPRs.

The page displays IPRs for all students selected on the Print IPR page. Any comments entered on the IPR Comments page are displayed on the IPRs. Assignments on the IPR are sorted by due date within each category. If a due date is not entered, the assignments are sorted alphabetically by assignment name.

      The working cycle average is displayed for the cycle for which the IPR is printed. It is listed as Calculated Average.

      The posted cycle averages for previous cycles are printed at the bottom of the IPR (above Comments).

      If a posted or override average exists for the current cycle, it is displayed at the top of the IPR (below Subject).

      If a posted or override average exists for the current cycle, the average is printed on the IPR.

      In the Grade column, the following may be displayed in place of a grade:

      If the assignment is incomplete, the message "Incomplete" is displayed in place of the grade.

      If the assignment grade is missing, the message "Missing" is displayed in place of the grade.

      In the Grade column, the following may be displayed next to a grade:

      If the assignment grade is excluded from the grade average calculation, the message "(Excluded)" is displayed next to the grade.

      If the assignment was turned in late, the message "(Late)" is displayed next to the grade.

      If the assignment was redone, the message "(Redo)" is displayed next to the grade.

      Dropped grades display the message "(Dropped)" next to the grade.

      If the possible points is not 100, the course is using the percentage weighting type, and the grade is numeric, the possible points for the assignment is displayed. For example, 90/95 is displayed if the student earned 90 points and the assignment was worth 95 points. In this case, the grade does not calculate as 90.

      If the course is using points-based weighting, the points earned and possible points are displayed. For example, 9/10 is displayed if the student earned 9 points and the assignment is worth 10 points.

      For students who transferred into the class, the transfer date, transfer average, and transfer weight are displayed.

      If the course uses standards-based/skills-referenced grading, assignments are associated with specific standards/skills. The standards/skills are grouped together into standard sets/skillsets. For these courses, the assignment grades are sorted by standards/skills, and the standards/skills are displayed under the standard set/skillset heading. Note that an assignment may be associated with more than one standard/skill, so you may see the same assignment under multiple standard set/skillset headings.

      The semester and cycle are displayed at the top of the IPR. The assignment grades are displayed for the semester-cycle only; however, the final scores and calculated average are cumulative for the semester.

      For each standard/skill, a final score is displayed. The score displayed is the highest score of the following:

o      The student’s current average for the standard/skill, which is calculated by adding all scores for all assignments associated with the standard/skill, and dividing by the number of assignments.

o      The student’s score as calculated using the power law computation. See the Calculate Averages How To guide (PDF) for more information.

If an override grade is entered, the override grade is always displayed.

The final standard/skill score reflects skill scores for all cycles in the semester, even though only one cycle is displayed at a time.

      For each standard set/skillset, a final score is displayed. This is the average of all final scores for each standard/skill. The final standard set/skillset score reflects standard set/skillset scores for all cycles in the semester, even though only one cycle is displayed at a time. The average does not include scores of zero, unless zero is a valid grade for the campus. The final standard set/skillset score is rounded to one decimal place.

Note:

For iTCCS users, the following applies:

·       A particular skillset may be excluded from grade calculations, based on a district-level option for the skillset. If a skillset has been excluded from grade calculation, any skill scores for the skillset will not be included in the student’s grade average; however, the grades will be displayed.

·       The campus has the option to specify a specific score to use for student grades in all courses that uses skills-referenced grading (Mode and average, Power Law and average, Mode and Power Law, or All). If the campus has specified a specific score, that score is used as the students’ average. If All is selected, the highest of the scores is used.

      The Total Score field at the bottom displays the average of the standard set/skillset final scores, which takes into account all cycles in the semester. This grade is converted to a standard 100%-based grade using a conversion chart established by the district.

Important:

Before printing IPRs, it is recommended that you change the Page Setup options to disable printing of headers and footers when printing IPRs. Otherwise, page numbers for the entire group of IPRs and other unnecessary data will print in the header and footer of each IPR.

·       In the browser from the File menu, select Page Setup. The Page Setup dialog box opens allowing you to change the settings.

·       Under Headers and Footers, delete all data in the Headers and Footers fields.

Note:

Make note of any data that you are deleting, in case you want to reset the headers and footers after you have printed IPRs.

·       Click OK to save the settings and close the Page Setup dialog box.

Print IPRs:

1.        To print the IPRs displayed on the page, click Print. The Print dialog box opens allowing you to select your printer and settings. Click Print to continue, or click Cancel to cancel printing.

Although the IPRs are displayed on the page without page breaks, each IPR prints individually with page breaks between each IPR.

2.        To return to the IPR Selection page, click back to IPR selection page.