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Using Summaries

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.

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  • Select Summaries from the Chart menu.
  • Click the Summaries tool File:en-us/Edline/050_Gradebooks/020_Easy_Grade_Pro_(EGP)/100_Using_Summaries/SummariesTool.jpg. 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:

Type Uses Screenshot
Assignment Grades
  • View lists of student performance overall or on any category.
  • View statistics.
  • View bar graphs by grade or student with color and other options.
  • Lock or curve any student’s overall grade. (Pressing on the small circles.) 
File:en-us/Edline/050_Gradebooks/020_Easy_Grade_Pro_(EGP)/100_Using_Summaries/Summary_Assignment.jpg
Class Grades
  • View lists of students with totals on selected attendance categories.
  • Sort the lists by any attendance category.
  • Get class totals.
File:en-us/Edline/050_Gradebooks/020_Easy_Grade_Pro_(EGP)/100_Using_Summaries/Summary_ClassGrades_W.jpg
Class Attendance
  • View lists of students with totals on selected attendance categories.
  • Sort the lists by any attendance category.
  • Get class totals.
File:en-us/Edline/050_Gradebooks/020_Easy_Grade_Pro_(EGP)/100_Using_Summaries/Summary_ClassAttendance.jpg
Class Notes
  • Record all kinds of notes about any class.
  • Spell-check. Use clipboard text options to insert stored text. 
File:en-us/Edline/050_Gradebooks/020_Easy_Grade_Pro_(EGP)/100_Using_Summaries/Summary_ClassNotes.jpg
Standard Grades
  • View lists of student performance on any standard sorted by rubric grade and the number of total scores.
  • View statistics.
  • View bar graphs by grade or student with color and other options.
File:en-us/Edline/050_Gradebooks/020_Easy_Grade_Pro_(EGP)/100_Using_Summaries/Summary_StdGrades.jpg
Student Grades
  • Views lists of student scores broken down by term, category and assignment.
  • Lock a student’s overall grade. (Press on the small circle.)
  • View line graphs that show performance over time.
  • Verify the calculations.
File:en-us/Edline/050_Gradebooks/020_Easy_Grade_Pro_(EGP)/100_Using_Summaries/Summary_StudentGrades.jpg
Student Attendance
  • View lists of student attendance totals broken down by term.
  • View calendars that display a student’s attendance marks by date.
File:en-us/Edline/050_Gradebooks/020_Easy_Grade_Pro_(EGP)/100_Using_Summaries/Summary_StudentAttendance.jpg
Student Notes
  • Record all kinds of notes about any student.
  • Spell-check. Use clipboard text options to insert stored text with variables.
  • These notes can be included in student progress reports that are printed, posted online or emailed.
File:en-us/Edline/050_Gradebooks/020_Easy_Grade_Pro_(EGP)/100_Using_Summaries/Summary_StudentNote.jpg
Student Comments
  • Set up a master list of up to 100 comments or use the comments your EGP Web administrator has defined.
  • Select up to six comments per student.
  • Use tools to have comments auto-selected for students based on user-defined rules.
  • Copy comments from the prior term.
  • These comments can be included in student progress reports that are printed, posted online or emailed
File:en-us/Edline/050_Gradebooks/020_Easy_Grade_Pro_(EGP)/100_Using_Summaries/Summary_StudentComments.jpg
Student Standards
  • View lists of student standard grades with a variety of options.
  • Manually lock in a grade for any standard or override any calculated grade. (Press on the small circles.)
  • View graphs of performance on any standard with a variety of options.
File:en-us/Edline/050_Gradebooks/020_Easy_Grade_Pro_(EGP)/100_Using_Summaries/Standardsstud.jpg

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.

  1. Choose Gradebook Options from the Edit menu.
  2. Select the General tab.
  3. Open the Tool Options section.
  4. 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:

Type Uses Screenshot
Class Graph
  • View a class bar graph with class average change as percents-based and standards-based scores are entered.
File:en-us/Edline/050_Gradebooks/020_Easy_Grade_Pro_(EGP)/100_Using_Summaries/MiniSummary_Class.jpg
Assignment Graph
  • View a bar graph with class average change as percents-based and standards-based scores are entered.
File:en-us/Edline/050_Gradebooks/020_Easy_Grade_Pro_(EGP)/100_Using_Summaries/MiniSummary_Assignment.jpg
Student Graph
  • View a line/bar graph with student performance over time.
  • Automatically switches between percents-based and standards-based views.
File:en-us/Edline/050_Gradebooks/020_Easy_Grade_Pro_(EGP)/100_Using_Summaries/MiniSummary_Std.jpg
Student Grades
  • View a list of student totals.
File:en-us/Edline/050_Gradebooks/020_Easy_Grade_Pro_(EGP)/100_Using_Summaries/MiniSummary_ScoreNote.jpg
Score Footnotes
  • Apply score footnotes to one or more selected scores by clicking on a footnote in the Mini-Summary.
File:en-us/Edline/050_Gradebooks/020_Easy_Grade_Pro_(EGP)/100_Using_Summaries/MiniSum_Footnotes.jpg
Score Text
  • View the score note for any selected score.
File:en-us/Edline/050_Gradebooks/020_Easy_Grade_Pro_(EGP)/100_Using_Summaries/MiniSummary_Note.jpg