Easy Grade Pro provides two powerful tools for analysis of student performance: the Summaries window and the Mini-Summary window. This section explains how to utilize both of these tools.
How to Open the Summaries Window
The Summaries window can be a tremendous aid in your efforts to identify and meet the needs of your students. Its multiple views with graphs, charts, calendars, notes and comments can help you understand your students’ strengths, weaknesses and changes in performance over time. The Summaries window also is the place to go to curve or lock a student’s overall grade, to lock in a standard grade, to enter notes about a class or a student and to enter report card comments.
- Select Summaries from the Chart menu.
- Click the Summaries tool . To view the summary of a specific student or assignment, select the item first and then click this tool.
- Double-click a row or column number in any chart (except the seating chart).
- Right-click (Windows) or control-click (Macintosh) on a student or assignment name and choose View Summary from the menu that pops up.
How to Use the Summaries Window
- Use the Type menu at the top-left corner of the window to choose among the different types of summaries.
- Use the Class menu to switch to any class in any term. Since you can freely switch classes, this is very useful when comparing performance across sections of the same course and across terms of the same class.
- Depending on the type of summary being viewed, the list under the List tab will display students, assignments, standards or classes. Use this list to switch to the desired item.
- A variety of options can be found under the Options tab that allow you to control the display and function of the summary.
- In some of the lists, there are small circles in narrow columns. Pressing on these circles brings up menus that allow the locking, curving or unlocking of overall and standard grades.
- In some of the lists, there are column titles with small arrows. These indicate that you can click on the title and on other titles in the list to sort the column either up or down. The arrow indicates the direction of sorting.
Types of Summaries
There are ten different views and each has its own uses as the following chart illustrates:
|Assignment Grades|| |
|Class Grades|| |
|Class Attendance|| |
|Class Notes|| |
|Standard Grades|| |
|Student Grades|| |
|Student Attendance|| |
|Student Notes|| |
|Student Comments|| |
|Student Standards|| |
How to Use the Mini-Summaries Window
The Mini-Summary window can display graphs and lists while you are working in any of the charts. It can also be used to attach footnotes to scores and show score notes in the score chart.
- Choose Gradebook Options from the Edit menu.
- Select the General tab.
- Open the Tool Options section.
- Turn on the Show Mini-Summary option.
Use the small blue button near the top-left corner of the mini-summary window to choose among the different types of summaries. There are six different views as this chart explains:
|Class Graph|| |
|Assignment Graph|| |
|Student Graph|| |
|Student Grades|| |
|Score Footnotes|| |
|Score Text|| |