Understanding Reporting Terms T, Q, S, Y (PDF): A quick look at the different reporting terms and how Power School uses this information in calculating grades.



Scroll down on this page to find information about the Elementary, Middle and Secondary Level Reporting Processes



Grades 1-5 Button.jpgElementary Report Card and Reporting Process

The Elementary Report Card has been loaded into Power School and will be used to report student progress for Grades 1-5.
This report was created using a feature in Power School called the Objects Based report. The video below will walk you through the report card and the process involved in creating the report. An overview of the Elementary Report Card can be viewed on the Elementary Level Training Videos page

For multi-level classrooms, please check out the Multi-Grade Guide below.

Elementary Reporting Process Guide (PDF) This document will help guide teachers through the final steps in preparing their marks.

Included in the guide are the "how to steps" for:

- Entering Learning Program Information
- Entering Learning Behaviours
- Reviewing Final Grade Calculations
- Final Grade Completion Process
- Term Summary Sample

Multi-Grade Reporting Process (PDF) This document will help guide multi-grade teachers through the final steps in preparing their marks.

Included in the guide are the "how to steps" for:

- Entering Learning Program Information
- Entering Learning Behaviours
- Reviewing Final Grade Calculations
- Final Grade Completion Process
- Term Summary Sample


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Middle Level Reporting Process Process

The Middle Level Report Card will once again be used to report student progress for Grades 6-9.

At Report Card Time:
  • Step One: Choose the correct Reporting Period by Select Reporting Term: T1; Click on Final Grades Mode
  • Step Two: Enter Learning Program as needed.Enter R (Reduced), E(Enriched) or S(Supported). If the student is on a regular program leave the cell blank.
  • Step Three: Add Learning Behaviours directly into the Final Grade Mode. Enter S (sometimes), U(usually), C(consistently) or R (rarely).
  • Step Four: Determine a Final Grade. Evaluate student progress on all subject area outcomes. Use this information to determine an overall final grade for this course. Enter 1,2,3,4 or 5 to indicate the students’ overall progress. Use the score inspector to add a final grade comment for the course. Note: Final Grade scores should be based on year to date progress. This final grade could be an average of all the subject area outcome final grades.
  • Step Five:When you have completed this data entry you are ready to complete the Final Grade Completion Process

MIDDLE LEVEL REPORTING PROCESS GUIDE (PDF): This will help guide teachers through the final steps in preparing their marks.

Included in the guide are the "how to steps" for:

- Entering Learning Program Information
- Entering Learning Behaviours
- Entering Final Grade Comments
- Final Grade Completion Process


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Secondary Reporting Process

The Secondary Report Card will once again be used to report student progress for Grades 10-12.

At Report Card time:
  • Step One: Complete all data entry and check Y1, S1 or S2 final grades.
  • Step Two: If you are using category weighting, make sure you set up Category Weights for S1, S2, or Y1 first. Then copy this set up into Q1, Q2, Q3, or Q4 respectively. If you are calculating using total points, omit this step.
  • Step Three: Add Final Grade Comments in the quarter (Q1,Q2,Q3 or Q4) that aligns with the reporting period date.
  • Step Four: Follow the instructions to complete the Final Grade Completion Process.
  • Step Five: School secretaries will check that your final grades are complete and will print the Student Report Cards for distribution to students.
  • Step Six: Add Learning Behaviours and print a Standards Report. More information on this process is shown below.

SECONDARY REPORTING PROCESS GUIDE (PDF):This will help guide teachers through the final steps in preparing their marks.

Included in the guide are the "how to steps" for:

- Adding Final Grade Comments
- Final Grade Completion Process
- Printing Learning Behaviours

Learning Behaviours Chart (PDF)
How to Add Learning Behaviours to Secondary Courses - This video tutorial will walk you through the steps involved in adding Learning Behaviours to secondary courses. Add Learning Behaviour scores to the Q folder connected to the appropriate reporting process. This allows scores to be saved from term to term.