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Ability to use Standards in the Gradebook

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You should have the gradebook aligned with the standards, that way when you enter scores, it would track the progress students are making toward mastery of the standard.

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    Julie Yoon Official comment

    Hi Stephanie,

    We recently released a Mastery feature that allows teachers (and students) to track their mastery of learning outcomes, common core, and state standards.

    This feature is currently available for Enterprise clients. If you have an Enterprise account, you can learn more about the Mastery feature through the Help Center.

    If you don't currently have an Enterprise account, you can learn more about the Enterprise solution here: https://support.schoology.com/hc/en-us/articles/201001363-How-do-I-get-an-Enterprise-account-.

    If you have any questions, please let me know!

    Sincerely,
    Julie

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    Ms. Wallace

    Okay, here's what I would like to know or be able to do:

    Schoology has this super-awesome ability to align assessments (and even test/quiz questions) to standards, including Common Core and standards I create/import myself.

    What I need to be able to give my students is a breakdown of how the standards have been met on any given assessment/test/quiz.

    So, if I align a test with 50 questions to a variety of standards, I want my students to get a report saying that I answered 10 of 10 questions aligned to Standard 1 correctly, 8 of 10 questions aligned to Standard 2, 5 of 10 questions aligned to Standard 3, and so on. 

    Right now we have Mastery Manager, which is paper based and will provide this kind of report (as a PDF), but it uses a ton of paper or requires a ton of effort for teachers to get these kinds of reports to kids (break apart a 30 page PDF into 30 individual documents...uh, lame.)

    I guess what I'm looking for is for Schoology to adapt this type of reporting feature so that a student can see his/her progress as it aligns to standards. 

    What's the likelihood/possibility of this feature being included any time soon? It would be nice if our teachers didn't have to use two different systems to assess students. If we could drop Mastery Manager in favor of Schoology, that'd be amazeballs. But, without that reporting feature, it'll be a hard sell.

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    Ms. Wallace

    This is really exciting! I can't wait to learn more about this. :)

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    Mr. Marquardt

    I just tested it out. It is a step in the right direction, but there seem to be 1 problem.

    You can correlate multiple standards to an assignment, but you cannot use a custom rubric.

    The result is that you must give 1 overall score that then feeds into all associated standards. Is there a way to fix this?

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    Julie Yoon

    Hi Mr. Marquardt,

    If you're using a rubric with Custom Learning Objectives, Common Core, State Standards, or Next Generation Science Standards, each score you enter for a learning objective will be used in the Mastery view.

    For example, if you have a rubric with the following standards:
    LA.1.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1
    LA.1.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.2
    LA.1.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3
    And a student receives scores of 4, 3, and 2 on the standards, respectively, the Mastery area will show that the student received a score of 4 for the first standard, 3 for the second standard, and 2 for the third standard in the rubric.

    Do you experience a different issue? If so, what kind of behavior do you see?

    Sincerely,
    Julie

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    Mr. Marquardt

    It seems that that is how it should work. However, when I try to use a rubric or create a new rubric on an assignment that correlates to standards, I get an error that says, 'This feature cannot be used with custom criteria'.

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    Julie Yoon

    Hi Mr. Marquardt,

    It sounds like the rubric you're using might have started using "Criteria" instead of "Alignment." Rubrics can only use custom criteria or learning objectives, but they can't use both in the same rubric.

    Can you try creating a new rubric in an assignment and use the "Alignment" feature from the beginning? That should resolve the issue.

    If you have any further difficulty with the feature, please let me know.

    Sincerely,
    Julie

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    Mr. Marquardt

    You are right. I did not realize that I add all of the standards at the same time on the 'Alignment' screen.

    Now I have 2 more issues:
    1) I tried setting up a test and entered a dummy score, but the column did not show up in Mastery. Do I need a student to actually take one for it to show up?
    2) My school uses integration with Powerschool. How can we get the standard scores to export to Powerschool rather than the traditional gradebook?
    3) Our school uses a 5-point scale 0 to 4 with specific labeling (Foundational Proficiency, Foundational Proficiency with Help, etc.) on each grade rating. Is there a way to change it so that this is how the rubric defaults when a standard is added?

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    Julie Yoon

    Mr. Marquardt,

    Since these questions are more specific to your situation, I'd like to take our conversation off of the public Community Q&A forum. Please expect an email from me shortly.

    Sincerely,
    Julie

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    Mr. Marquardt

    Julie,

    I haven't seen any contact from you and don't know how to contact you directly.

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    Julie Yoon

    Hi Mr. Marquardt,

    Can you check your Junk or Spam folders for an email from help@schoology.com or notifications-help@schoology.com? If it's not in there, you can contact me by creating a ticket through the Help Desk, https://support.schoology.com/hc/en-us/requests/new.

    Sincerely,
    Julie

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