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Producing Progress Reports

October 23, 2012

So classes are underway, and you want to produce progress reports (before the end of the academic term). So what should you do?

There are basically 2 options available to you:

1 – Gradebook Progress Reports

If you’re already using the QuickSchools gradebook, and you simply want to print out a snapshot of all gradebook entries, you can open up the student record, and go to the “Gradebook” tab. This tab displays all current gradebook entries for the student:

Gradebook Tab on Student Record

Gradebook Tab on Student Record

On the right side of that screen, there is a link to view/download the gradebook entries as a PDF. Here’s what the PDF might look like:

PDF of Gradebook Entries for Student

PDF of Gradebook Entries for Student

Note here that the Gradebook PDF currently ONLY displays the numerical marks that were entered into the Gradebook. If you wish to supplement your assessments with comments or other grading criteria/standards, you’ll need to use the Report Cards module discussed below.

2 – Progress Reports / Mid-Terms using the Report Cards module

Creating a Progress Report using the Report Cards module is just like creating a regular report card. Go to “Report Cards” > “Setup Report Cards” and click on the “Create New” link. The following pop-up will appear:

Creating Progress Reports using the Report Cards module

Creating Progress Reports using the Report Cards module

Give the marking period a name. The name of the marking period will typically appear in the printed progress report, so use something descriptive like “2012/2013 1St Quarter Progress Report”. If you’ve created a progress report before, be sure to select the previous progress report from the “Copy Setup From” dropdown, so that the new progress report will be pre-configured based on your previous progress report settings. Once you click “OK”, your new progress report will be created. If this is your first progress report, feel free to select a report card template, and configure your progress report appropriately.

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