The implementation of the new Student Information System (Aspen) and integration with Global Scholar Gradebook has presented us with challenges in that we could not force a separate 1st and 2nd quarter tab with separate grade calculations. We are working on a solution for second semester so that we don’t run into the same thing with 3rd and 4th quarter.
Report cards for 1st quarter have been mailed so that you can be aware of the official grades for 1st quarter. While PIV will show the assignments and scores from 1st quarter, we have adjusted the system so that they will not be included in the calculation for the grade you will see generated in the column labeled First Semester. This is the running grade for 2nd quarter only, beginning with assignments dated November 12. If teachers have not entered any assignments for second quarter, there will be no grade.
High Schools, International School, Big Picture and all courses that grant high school credit are not impacted because they use a cumulative semester grade calculation. (World Language, Alg 1, Geo, Bio, Spanish Academy, Gifted Alg, Geo, Alg 2, Frosh Comp, Foundations).