Attendance information is being pulled from Infinite
Campus and will be auto-entered onto each student’s progress
report. Schools do not need to hand enter this data.
of Successful Learners:
Teachers do not have to assess all of these Characteristics,
rather you should discuss with your principal re: which Characteristics
are being used at your school for this trimester
Comments should ONLY be entered by Homeroom teachers into the following
location in IC – Homeroom > Comments This
should be a general overall comment re: the student’s progress.
The box allows for 1200 characters (including spaces and punctuation).
- ELEM. HOMEROOM TEACHERS: Do
not make subject specific comments and enter them into the subject’s
Effort Comment box, e.g., Reading Effort, Writing Effort, etc. Comments
made in these areas will not print on the students’ progress
reports. This change has been made to avoid the confusion
of jumbled comments that occurred during the first trimester. Homeroom
teachers should only enter the comment described above that’s
associated with each student’s Characteristic of Successful
- ELEM. SPECIALS TEACHERS: Do not enter any comments
in the comment fields associated to your subject standards. NO
SPECIALS COMMENTS WILL PRINT ON THE PROGRESS REPORTS THIS TRIMESTER. This
decision was made to both save you the effort of entering comments
for the many students you see, and also to avoid the confusing
jumble of comments that appeared on many students’ first
trimester progress reports.
Middle School (6-8)
Comments for students should be entered
into each section’s
comment area – (e.g., Reading/Writing Comment, Math Comment,
etc.). These comments will print in the Comment box under
each subject on the progress report.
Middle School (6-8) Specials
Even though comment boxes appear in IC under Effort for each
student, these comments do not have a print area on the progress
report, so SPECIALS TEACHERS SHOULD NOT ENTER COMMENTS AS THERE
IS NO AREA FOR THEM TO PRINT ON THE STUDENT PROGRESS REPORTS.
pull down menu option for ELD (English Language Development) has
been expanded to include SLD (Second Language Development) to accommodate
the needs of schools with SLD programs.
Home Use of Infinite Campus
To provide technical support to teachers
working in Infinite Campus from home, an IC Home Troubleshooting
Guide has been compiled and posted here: http://techtraining.dpsk12.org/IC/SBPR/SBPR.htm
For this trimester the progress reports will only
print in English and Spanish. Students that have Spanish listed
in IC as their “correspondence language” will have a
progress report generated in both English and Spanish. Teacher
comments for Spanish speaking students and parents are not translated
from English to Spanish in IC. The comments will appear only
in the language in which they were written.
For scores that are not listed for Standards or
Characteristics of a Successful Learner, DoTS will programmatically
have those blank score areas filled with N/A (Not Assessed) when
DoTS staff process your schools’ progress reports.
There are some courses for which some standards are missing. The
intention is that these standards will be added in future trimester
information on how to use the “M” and “I” scoring
designations has been provided by the DPS Student Services Dept. Their
document Guidelines for Use of Modified Standards can
be found at: http://techtraining.dpsk12.org/IC/SBPR/SBPR.htm
As a time saver for teachers, any standards score area left blank
will be auto-populated with N/A (not assessed) when DoTS generates
schools’ progress reports. Teachers
may also enter “N/A” and this entry will also print when
DoTS generates the progress reports.
Printing Progress Reports:
Schools are responsible for printing their
own progress reports from a master PDF file provided to them by
DoTS. There is not
a DPS-specific standards based progress report in IC, DoTS must use
a program called “Reporting Services” to take schools’ data
entered into IC and format that information into the DPS-adopted
progress reports. DoTS then sends a master PDF file back to
schools containing all students’ progress reports. Schools
then print their students’ reports from this file. For this
reason, schools and individual teachers cannot generate progress
reports directly from IC for your students.
in the Trimester 2 reporting period, teachers now have a “work
for generating student and class reports within IC to use as review documents,
in addition to the official IC SBPR generated by DoTS, as referenced
above. See the Reports section below
for more information on this process.
(student names showing in red):
Students who have withdrawn from your school or class will appear
in red in IC. You do not need to enter progress report scores
for these students.
are now several reports teachers can run to assist you in accurately
completing your progress reports. You can access the instructions
on how to run these reports by clicking here: http://techtraining.dpsk12.org/IC/SBPR/SBPR.htm
Please pay special attention to these new reports:
In some cases, standards for a particular content area fail to appear
when teachers are entering scores via Grading by Student or Grading
by Task—this seems to be a particular issue on Macs and is
an IC bug that will be fixed. In the interim, the workaround
solution is this: reselect Grading by Student or Grading by Task
when switching between content area sections. The standards
should then reappear.
Student is supported
by (IEP, 504 plan, etc.):
As IC doesn’t contain the information
to auto-fill the data in this area, schools currently have three
- Hand-enter the check marks once the reports have been printed.
- Leave the check boxes blank.
- Attach the student’s individual plan.