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  • PINNACLE GRADEBOOK Information Technology Services

    Teacher

    Reference Guide

  • P I N N A C L E G R A D E B O O K

    Teacher Reference Guide – Pinnacle

    Information Technology Services 13135 SW 26th Street Miami, Florida 33175

    Revision Date 05.08.2013

  • Table of Contents STARTING PINNACLE GRADEBOOK & LOGGING IN ......................................................................1 GRADEBOOK HOME PAGE ...........................................................................................................2

    GRADE CHANGE WIDGET ..................................................................................................................... 2 SET UP OPTIONS .........................................................................................................................3

    GENERAL TAB – CHANGE CLASS TITLE ................................................................................................... 3 NARRATIVE TAB ................................................................................................................................ 4 CATEGORIES TAB – CHANGE, CREATE OR COPY ....................................................................................... 4 EDIT PROFILE .................................................................................................................................... 7

    TAKING ATTENDANCE .................................................................................................................8 QUICK ATTENDANCE .......................................................................................................................... 8 ATTENDANCE GRID .......................................................................................................................... 10 ATTENDANCE HISTORY ..................................................................................................................... 12

    DEFINING ASSIGNMENTS OR INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION EXAMS ............................................... 13 ADDING/DELETING ASSIGNMENTS ...................................................................................................... 13 SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS: (HIGH SCHOOLS AND ADULT ED CENTERS ONLY) ........ 14 NARRATIVE .................................................................................................................................... 15 COPYING ASSIGNMENTS TO OTHER CLASSES .......................................................................................... 16 EXTRA CREDIT ................................................................................................................................. 17

    ENTERING GRADES .................................................................................................................... 19 GRADEBOOK GRID ........................................................................................................................... 20 QUICK GRADES ............................................................................................................................... 21 RESULT COLUMN ............................................................................................................................. 22 GRADE HISTORY REPORT .................................................................................................................. 22 RESULT COLUMN VIEW OPTIONS ........................................................................................................ 23 SPARKLINE CHARTS .......................................................................................................................... 23 SHOW POINTS [AVAILABLE FOR 100-POINT (PERCENT) WITHOUT CATEGORIES ONLY] ................................... 23 FINALIZE GRADES ............................................................................................................................ 23 EXPORT GRADES (EXCEL SOFTWARE IS REQUIRED.) ................................................................................. 24

    STUDENT INFORMATION .......................................................................................................... 24 STUDENT INDEX .............................................................................................................................. 24 SHOW STUDENT ONLY ...................................................................................................................... 24 SORT STUDENTS BY ADD DATE .......................................................................................................... 25 SHOW INACTIVE STUDENTS ............................................................................................................... 25 SEND MESSAGE .............................................................................................................................. 25

    EVALUATING PERFORMANCE .................................................................................................... 26 REPORTS ........................................................................................................................................ 26 SETTING STANDARD REPORT PARAMETERS ........................................................................................... 27 EMAIL REPORTS .............................................................................................................................. 29

    INTERIM PROGRESS REPORTS/ END OF MARKING PERIOD PROCEDURES ................................. 30 REQUIRED ASSESSMENT .................................................................................................................... 30 END OF NINE WEEKS PROCEDURES – TEACHERS .................................................................................... 31 OVERRIDING A 9-WEEK GRADE .......................................................................................................... 32 LOGGING OUT ................................................................................................................................. 32

    OTHER DATA ............................................................................................................................. 33 NOTES ........................................................................................................................................... 33 DISCIPLINE ..................................................................................................................................... 34

    SEATING CHART ........................................................................................................................ 36 STUDENT DEMOGRAPHIC ......................................................................................................... 37

    CUSTOM DEMOGRAPHICS ................................................................................................................. 38 APPENDIX A .............................................................................................................................. 39

    4-POINT SCALE - AVERAGE SCORE ...................................................................................................... 39 100-POINT (PERCENT) SCALE - TOTAL POINTS ...................................................................................... 39

    APPENDIX B .............................................................................................................................. 40 COPYING GRADES FOR TRANSFERRED STUDENTS ................................................................................... 40

    APPENDIX C .............................................................................................................................. 41 OVERRIDING A SUBJECT (A.K.A. FINAL) GRADE ...................................................................................... 41

  • TEACHER REFERENCE GUIDE - PINNACLE GRADEBOOK

    3. I T S / M - D C P S 0 8 . 2 8 . 2 0 1 9

    Page 1

    Starting Pinnacle Gradebook & Logging In To launch the Pinnacle Gradebook application, start your Internet Browser (Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Firefox v2.0 or higher, Safari v2.0.4 or higher, Opera, or Google Chrome)

    ▼ You need to access the Employee Portal

    ▼ Click on the Applications/Site Tab

    ▼ Click on a link Gradebook (Pinnacle)

    ▼ Type your Username: Employee number

    ▼ Type your Password: Network Password

    The Pinnacle Gradebook will automatically display all of the classes a teacher is assigned in ISIS (general-ed or co-teacher); therefore, there is no drop- list of schools.

  • TEACHER REFERENCE GUIDE - PINNACLE GRADEBOOK

    3. I T S / M - D C P S 0 8 . 2 8 . 2 0 1 9

    Page 2

    Gradebook Home Page Grade Change Widget When you log in, the Home Page will include a new widget that displays the number of grade changes made by an administrator while impersonating the teacher, as well as the number of grade changes made by the teacher, that have occurred within the past 3 days. The Home Page also displays a list of students who have been added to, or dropped from, any of your class rosters within the last ten days. Any student having a birthday in the next ten days will be on the list of Upcoming Birthdays.

    In the upper right corner of this page, as well as most other pages, is a notification of which user is currently logged in for this session plus a Sign out link to log out of the gradebook application.

    The Attendance section Quick Attendance: will take yo