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The Standards-Based Movement or process for planning, delivering, monitoring and improving teaching and learning is sweeping the country. As a contractor working with districts around the world, the core values of standard-based education aiming for a high and deep level of student understanding lives in all districts; however, the implementations can be as different as the numerous authors who each market their own philosophy. Although PowerSchool and the Web Gradebook can't possibly be designed to handle every districts standards movement, Ken O'Connor aka "The Grading Doctor" has done an exceptional job advising Pearson. That said, it does a fine job of understanding the core values of the movement. However, you should be aware of several constraints.

Please feel free to use and modify any of these documents. Together we can!

PSUG Events

So you are changing
your Standards?


Changes between PS8 and PS9 Standards



Grade & Conversion Scales


Suggested Tasks
and Benchmarks XLS


Implementing Standards
Steps to Success

PTP Roll Out Roundtable

new PPT on Differences between PTG and PTP

new Implementing and Managing Standards for WI-PSUGnew

newStandard Grade Search Tool and Grade % Distribution



logoRetiring Standards ( PS 8 ONLY)

new Solution Tree: Ken O'Connor on Effective Grading (You Tube)

logoHow to remove grades from the wrong term

logoPowerSchool Resources 101
newStudent Expectations for Learning Standards for all HS Courses
logoHow Gradebook determines averages on standards assessed multiple times in a given term
logoKathy Dinger's D70 Libertyville, IL - Keys to Success
logoSharing Standards-based Resources
logoStandard Scores for NEXT Term are printing on my report cards?
logoCuring the Cut and Paste Special Characters Issue
logoUnderstanding the Gradebook Visual Cues - Standards tied to Assignments
logoSample Excel K Standards Template ( spreadsheet )
logoUnderstanding the Last 3 Columns of the Standards Import File (pdf)
logoExplanation of Standards (pdf)
logo FAQ Standards and other associated components (pdf)
logo Understanding Cut-Off Values and PTG Calculations (pdf)
logo Determining what your Cut-off Values could be (Excel Spreadsheet)
logoQuickstart Guide-How to Launch Web Gradebook (pdf)
logoQuickstart Guide-How to Enter Grades (pdf)
logoComplete Gradebook Manual as prepared by Lisa Cahill - Computer Logic Group (50 plus pages!)


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

Bob Cornacchioli, CEO
DERO Technical Services