DASL (Student Information) Update
In the recent 19.5 release, a new option was added to assist high schools in calculating the GPA optional pathway for 2020 graduates. The optional pathway is for current seniors who earned a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for courses taken during 11th and 12th grade years. If you are a high school that needs to find these students, you MUST follow these steps in DASL.

  1. In the 19/20 school year navigate to Management > School Administration > Course History Administration > GPA Sets
  2. Open your current Cumulative GPA set with the pencil and print screen your setup for future use.
  3. Go back to Management > School Administration > Course History Administration > GPA Sets
  4. Add a new GPA set
  5. Give it a Code and Name
  6. Set it up exactly like your Cumulative GPA except for the following
    1. Only choose 12th grade under the Grade Levels
    2. Check the box Use Class of 2020 Graduation Option for GPA
  7. SAVE
  8. Calculate the GPA using the Refresh Icon
  9. You can then use any of these paths to find the students you need: SIS > Marks > Marks Reports > Student GPA Ranking (R325); SIS > Course History > Student GPA/Rank or SIS > Student > Course History > GPA History
  10. Optional: You can check off their requirement on SIS > Student > Graduation Points > Student Exemptions / Requirements

EMIS Update:
At this time, please DO NOT make adjustment to your school calendar reporting EMIS exceptions due to the school cancellation.  ODE will be providing additional guidance for coding attendance for EMIS.

During the change call David Ehle discussed the use of the calamity day exception and that this exception should only be reported for calamity days, NOT related to weather.  ODE asked if you had a “Snow Day” this year, make sure your calendar exceptions reflect ‘Snow Day’ – Full day taken for cancellation due to weather. (For DASL users this is labeled Unplanned Full Day).  If you cancelled school (prior to March 1st) not related to weather (i.e. Flu day, no power, etc.) then you should use Calamity Day.

In addition, ODE suggested that districts that have not submitted their calendar collection recently to please try and submit that data to ODE to include most recent data up to March 1st!  This data may help them in future planning!


ProgressBook Update
Try New Seating Chart!

A preview of the new seating chart is now available via the Try New Seating Chart link. (The classic seating chart is still available via the Seating Chart link and will be deprecated in a future release.) The new seating chart offers an improved user interface.

The new seating chart offers the ability to create one or more seating charts for each of your classes, class groups, and homerooms. You can customize the seating chart to fit your needs.

NOTE:   Attendance functionality is not yet available. It will be available in a future release.


Special Services Refresh Update

NEOnet is moving toward 100% migration to the new software will be completed by mid-June 2020.  Here are the statistics:


Creating an online assignment in VirtualClassroom is simple and remember it is FREE for teachers to use in their Gradebooks!  Students will use their ParentAccess account to answer their online assignments.  As the online assignments are completed, all auto-graded question types will be graded.  If the entire online assignment has only auto-grade question types, the overall mark will automatically populate the assignment in the teacher’s GradeBook. 

All question types have the ability for teachers to include a video, an image or upload a file containing information or instructions. Many question types are available to create diverse assignments.  Each question type has unique features available such as:

  • True/False
    • True/False questions have the option to customize the response from true/false or yes/no, with a free form response entry.
    • This question type will auto-grade with full or no credit given to the student.
  •  Multiple Choice
    • A question with one or more incorrect answer choices and only one correct choice.
    • Options range from:
      • Using text or pictures/images for the answer options.
      • Option to label the answer responses as A, B, C or 1, 2, 3 to display for the student.
      • Option to scramble the choices so what may be Option A for one student will be Option C for another student.
    • This question type will auto-grade with full or no credit given to the student.
  • Multi-Answer
    • Similar to Multiple Choice however this question type will allow students to select 2 or more correct answers for the question.
    • This question will auto-grade with full or no credit given to the student.
  • Fill in the Blank
    • This question type allows the teacher to deliver a question in which one or more blanks must be filled in.
      • The teacher has ability to choose whether the responses are to be case-sensitive or not.
      • Each blank answer has the option for the teacher to allow for multiple acceptable answers or spellings.
    • This question will auto-grade with full, partial or no credit given to the student.
  • Fill in the blank Drag and Drop
    • This question type the students have the ability to drag their responses from a list of options set by the teacher into an empty response box.
      • Options range from:
        • Ability to allow students to reuse possible answers.
        • Scramble the order of the answers.
        • Have additional answers, some of which would not be used.
    • This question type will also auto-grade for full, partial or no credit given to the student.
  • Matching
    • A question in which the student will select the correct response from column 2 to match in column 1.
      • This question type has the ability for the teacher to add additional responses so it is not a one to one match.
    • Matching question type will auto-grade with full, partial or no credit given to the student.
  • Essay
    • A question in which an extended response is given.
      • This question type has the ability for the teacher to choose if they wish to allow the student to upload a document of their choice such as a google doc or a word document. 
    • Essay question type must be manually graded.
  • Math Problem
    • A question type in which an equation editor may be used by the teacher to create the question and also the same equation editor is used by the student to answer the question.
    • The equation editor has the ability to translate handwritten text to standard text.
    • Math Problem question types are similar to essay question types as they must be manually graded.
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