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First and foremost, you must understand that PowerSchool provides no canned standards-based report card. Certainly the national and state user groups may be able to provide you with examples like I have below, but all of these would require customization by you. PowerSchool is transitioning from Object Reports to ReportWorks. Click here for more information about the differences

It's unlikely that Object Reports will go away any time soon, but their focus will be on ReportWorks as it will be an easier tool. Until that time and afterwards you can use that tool or several third-party tools like ParkBench VisualPST (link provided below).

Feel free to view the PPT presentation below and if your district is in design mode - I would strongly recommend that you create a summative report card that focuses on the major standards*, displays all terms/quarters and also displays all comments. * Report cards have become curriculum guides overnight and none of the standard-based authors have ever suggested that your standards report card be a booklet.

Check with your Department of Education (DOE), although there are numerous standards, they too may not be suggesting that your report card include every state standard. At the elementary level, ask your DOE how they want you to report out ELA teachers and grades. Some stated are requiring ELA to broken out by sub category likes - Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening and Language. Where is your state going? Your report cards, and the hundreds that I have created for clients, have all reflected the core values of their curriculum.

I have recently added some sample object report (.pst) files to help those who attend my trainings and others who have not! Enjoy!

Thanks for visiting the site. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Bob Cornacchioli, CEO
DERO Technical Services
bcornacchioli@gmail.com

 

ParkBench just released the newest version of Visual PST 2.5.1

This version addresses object sorting and move-to-next record fixes.

In order to fix a report, the user will need to open their last clean copy (that has NOT been into and back out of PowerSchool) and re-save with 2.5.1

Please note - If you currently an active licence, go to the ParkBench Software website and download this version. It will launch and inform you - how many more days you have left before you will have to renew... as does mine to the right.

ParkBench

 

PowerPoint presentation on Consideration for Designing Your Standard-based Report Card PSUG 2017 (pptx)

QuickTips for ParkBench Visual PST

newParkBench Visual PST 2.6b4 features new

new Get to know the ParkBench's STANDARDS TOOL (ppt)new

new BITS AND PIECES Visual PST filenew
This can be used to copy and paste standard objects and much more to your report card.

new The BEST 20 mins on the new Standard Tool new
PowerSchool Insider - Episode 7 by Jason Springel - first 20 mins
(please note - you must have a PowerSources acct to access this video)

Visual PST Demo and Standards Object Tool
(Made with PPT 15.3 - some animations my not work in older versons)

Sample Report Card- Download and Modify

Shading Issues Upon Downloading

Math Standards often mention the use of symbols such as +, =, -, < and >
Object Reports do not like the last two symbols, so:
to get a < to display use &lt;
to get a > to display use &gt;

Helpful Grid Ideas for Work Habits MS and Letter Recognitiion in K

Ideas for Teachers Writing Comments

PSUG-MA SPECIAL FINDINGS - - 3/18/11

Oracle handles page numbers as text fields and has trouble sequencing object reports greater than 9 pages. A sequence error will occur on your print outs... page 10 will be printed as the 2nd page - page 11 as the 3rd page. Work-Around is to re-order your pages in the file. In my 12 page example whihc prints as 1, 10, 11, 12, 2-9. I had place ELA as the 10th page as client wanted it printed second. Math became the 11th page and so on. Email me if you have any questions

Of course if your report ( standard-based report cards is less than 10 pages, you have nothing to worry about!


PDF Sample Standard Based Report Cards

2 Page
2 Columns
Trimesters
3 Pages
2 Columns
Single Page

Middle School
2 Columns
Trimesters
Multi Subject Effort

Multi-page
COLOR
with curriculum textboxes

Single Page
3 Columns
Terms
Vertical
Single Column
Trimesters

Vertical
2 Columns
Quarters


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