Admin Elementary Skills-Based Setup

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The Admin Elementary Skills-Based Setup page is only available to users who log on to txGradebook with a district- or campus-level security administrator user ID. The page allows you to set up grading types, skill sets, and associated skills for producing elementary skills-based report cards.

Note:

The Skill Set Name, Skill Name, and Description fields allow Spanish and other special characters such as ¿and ñ.

Set up elementary skills:

1.        Under Grade Type, you can maintain a table of grading types that can be used for elementary skills-based report cards, such as E,S,U or +,- or 1,2,3,4,5. The name represents the scores/grades that will be used to evaluate the students.

      To add a new grade type, click Add Grade Type below the Grade Type grid. The Enter Grades fields are displayed.

o      You can enter up to nine grades, and each grade can have up to three upper-case characters. Any lower-case characters will be converted to upper-case. The following special characters are allowed: +, -, *, <, >, @, &, #, /, and \.

o      Click Add (under the Enter Grades fields) to add the grade type to the Grade Type grid. The new grade type is listed under Name.

      Click Save.

If your changes were saved successfully, a message is displayed indicating that the grade type changes were saved successfully.

      To delete a grade type, click X delete button . The grade type is deleted.

Note:

You cannot delete or edit a grade type that is associated with a report card; the X delete button is not displayed.

2.        Under Available Skill Sets, you can create skill sets for elementary skills-based report cards. For each skill set, you will be able to associate a list of specific skills.

      To add a new skill set, click Add Skill Set below the Available Skill Sets grid. A blank row appears in the grid.

      In the Skill Set Name field, type the name of the skill set. You can type up to 50 characters.

      The Skill Count field displays the total number of skills currently associated with each skill set.

      Click Save.

If your changes were saved successfully, a message is displayed indicating that the skill set changes were saved successfully.

      Click spyglass to add or edit the specific skills associated with the skill set. The Available Skills for Skill Set table is displayed and lists any skills currently associated with the skill set.

      Click X delete button to delete a skill set. The skill set is deleted.

Note:

Some skill sets are included automatically and cannot be deleted. They appear dimmed in the grid, and the X delete button is not displayed. However, you can click spyglass to add additional skills to the predefined list.

The following skill sets are included automatically:

·       Numbers

·       Letters

·       Letters (including Spanish)

·       High-Frequency Word List

·       Color Word Recognition

·       Rote Counting

3.        Under Available Skills for Skill Set, you can create a list of specific skills to be associated with a skill set.

      To add a new skill to the selected skill set, click Add Skill below the Available Skills for Skill Set  grid. A blank row appears in the grid.

      In the Skill Name field, type the name of the skill. You can type up to 50 characters.

      In the Description field, type a description of the skill as you want it to be displayed on the report card. The field is required and can be up to 300 characters.

The description entered here is displayed for the teacher on the Assignment Grades page when he moves the cursor over the skill name.

      Click Save.

If your changes were saved successfully, a message is displayed indicating that the skill changes were saved successfully.

      Click X delete button to delete a skill. The skill is deleted. Some skill sets have skills that are included by default and cannot be deleted.