Accessing Student Grades & Feedback | J umpRope FAQs for Families! R.W. Traip Academy Open House | September 2016 Welcome back everyone! Do you have questions about how to track your student’s progress? Follow along with this guide to find out how to save time and access need to know information. Feel free to leave your email address to be sent a copy that includes h elpful links! Step 0.5) Before We Begin... Q: OK, OK I’ll take a first look at the kiddo’s grades. Is there a s uggested browser t o use? A: Absolutely. G oogle Chrome (click the hyperlink to download) is the best technological fit. Q: I’ve never logged in to JumpRope before. W here do I go next? A: To access the JumpRope Student & Parent Portal, please c lick here o r visit Traip’s website. Q: Wait a minute what exactly is this ‘J umpRope’ anyway? A: JumpRope is our Proficiency Based Learning (PBL) student information system. This web portal serves the same purposes as your old friend Infinite Campus, but delivers the information in way that best fits the PBL assessment model. (i.e. Scoring competencies on a scale of 1 to 4 tailored to our school’s specific needs customization is the key!) Step 1) Signing In W here Do I Start? In the text boxes, enter in your student’s full first and last name. Some student logins do require the student’s middle name within the first box, but please consult advisors to make sure! Under password, enter your student’s five digit JR Portal password. An important note all login numbers are randomly created and assigned. If you do not have access to this information , please make sure to email either of the following contacts for the student portal: First (and Best) Option: Your student’s a dvisor (listed both on IC and their student schedule) No Luck? Second Option: Email our school JumpRope administrator, N ancy Embry Not seeing the image below? Contact our J R administrator ASAP to correct any login issues!
Step 2) Navigating the Portal W hat Information Should I Pay Attention To? Your two main sources of information on the portal are the Grade Alerts and Current Grades tabs. Please refer to the screenshots below for a visual reference! If something doesn’t look right, don’t hesitate to contact our JR administrator using t he Support menu at top right. The Portal: W elcome ‘Dashboard’ (Once Signed In)
First, access the Current Grades tab to explore both overall course grades (PBL 4.0 scale) and individual assignments (formative or summative) attached to any PBL courses. Please keep reading for more details on how to access and understand this feature of JumpRope! Current Grades : All Courses (Overall academic mastery scores o nly )
Each course ‘drop down’ menu (the arrow to the left of the portal icon) contains lots of valuable information. First, you can view your student’s averaged Academic Mastery (course competencies) and Habits of Work competency scores by course. These averages are composed of several individual competencies that help make up our growing PBL curriculum. To see how to open up these more detailed scores, c heck out the visuals below!
Helpful Hint: Follow the A lgebra 1 course lines t o see the changes as the levels open up! First Level: C ourse Averages (For a q uick look at overall student performance)
Second Level: C ourse Standards (Clumping competencies in logical g roups )
Third Level: C ourse Competencies (The beginning of the good stuff l ooking for 3.0s here! )
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Fourth (and Final) Level: I ndividual Class Assessments (The place to be for a ll the details! )
Q: H old on there are two types of assessments listed. What’s the difference between them? A: Remember summative assessments hold the true weight within the PBL model! (i.e. think projects, labs, papers or tests of varying weights Weight 1.0 ) Many lessons build toward these larger assessments. Formative assessments serve as valuable feedback for both students and teachers. These do not directly impact the academic mastery score BUT are weighed heavily in both Habits of Work scores and the preparation process for summative assessments. Step 3) Bells and Whistles W hat Else Can Help Me Track Student Progress? The portal offers todo lists that are tailored to each student based on what they have (and haven’t) submitted to teachers at Traip. Another feature available to you is the Grade Alerts tab. U se this as a quick reference when deciding where making progress at home can begin! Grade Alerts Missing Assignments, Etc.
And there you have it! Please don’t hesitate to ask our team about JumpRope, the PBL model, or what we can do to help. This new portal might take some getting used to, but accessing this information correctly is well worth your time and effort! Thanks for reading now get to it!