By putting your grades in, a progress report is automatically being made for you to print off for your students! There are gradebook tabs that you can use to put your grades in. Then, there are tabs for 30 students with progress reports. I have put in formulas so that anytime you put a grade in, it goes into a progress report that you can send home as much as you would like. You can customize the gradebook or progress reports so it fits your particular goals and needs. If you change it on the template page, it will automatically change it on all of the progress reports.
1. INFO: All of the tabs at the bottom that you can see right now are gradebook tabs. Anytime you get a score, you can put it into the coordinating tab at the bottom. (Right now I have a Behavior tab, spelling tests, reading tests, math tests, trophy timed tests, science, writing, MCOMP (math computation tests), DIBELS (reading test), SRI (reading comprehension test), typing, and three extra tabs that you can use for whatever you want. You can always add more tabs by clicking the bottom right plus sign.
2. INFO: If you do not have some of the programs that my school has (such as the SRI), I will tell you how you can change the name and put in a program that you do use and want to have on your students’ progress reports.
3. INFO: This program is set up so that anytime you enter a grade into the gradebook tabs, it automatically goes into a progress report for the student. I plan to print the progress reports off once a month and send home to parents. I also plan to send it home right before parent teacher conferences with some goal suggestions. The student and parent can choose which goals they want to set and can use some of the data from the progress reports to help.
4. ACTION: In the bottom left corner, you will see a Behavior tab. This is where I hope to keep major behavior problems documented. On the behavior page, you will see a list of students with their numbers going down. (Ex: Student #1, Student #2, etc.) You can customize this by clicking on the Student #1, and typing in your Student #1’s name in its place. By doing this, I have it formulated that on every gradebook page, student #1 was just replaced with the actual name you replaced it with. On the progress reports, Student #1 now has that name on it.
5. ACTION: Go to the template tab. You might need to click the arrows on the bottom left corner to the right to see more tabs. This is a template of how all of the progress reports following look. All of the scores are connected through the gradebook tabs, but this page (the template page) is your command station for all of the headings and titles. You will see a heading at the top of the page titled Spelling Tests. If you do not want Spelling Tests, you can type something else in its place. That will change the heading on all of the students’ progress reports. You’ll notice that I have U1 W1, U1 W2 under spelling tests. If you want to label it differently, you may. Just click on the box where it has U1 W1 and type in it what you would like it to say (week 1, etc.) Just remember. Anything you type in the heading/ title boxes will change on all of the progress reports.
6. INFO: While still under the Template tab, under spelling tests, you will see typing. Your goal may be different than 20+ WPM, so you can change that by typing your goal for your students in its place.
7. INFO: At this point, hopefully you understand how to change any of the titles on the template page. You might not use SRI Reading comprehension at your school, but you probably have some other type of program that you monitor the students on three times a year, so change the SRI to whatever you do use. To see everything on the template, use the scroll bar to scroll all the way over. There are 6 pages. The last page has a missing work and goal suggestions page. I plan on only printing this page for the students at parent teacher conference time. The missing work part I will just fill in once it is parent teacher conference time with how many missing work pages the student has. Goal suggestions I plan on just filling in when it is parent teacher conference time also.
8. INFO: The tabs to the right of the template are all of the student progress reports. You should not need to use these too much until it is time to print them when you want them, or when you want to fill in that last page manually with missing work or goal suggestions. Otherwise, everything will be filled in as soon as you put the scores in the gradebook tab.
9. IMPORTANT: If you change any headings on the template tab, such as SRI, or any other, please make sure you then go to the gradebook tabs and find SRI or whatever heading you changed and change that tab name. All of the grades underneath that heading are connected to the original name, so you need to make sure you Double click on the tab and put in whatever you changed on the template into that spot.
Please let me know if you have any questions!