Friday, April 17, 2015
With the arrival of Infinite Campus in GUHSD, we crossed a huge bridge into a more connected world. In offering an integrated system with granular transparency of student progress, the company (like its competitors) had to address the needs of thousands of education clients across the country. Certainly no two are alike and some options that are deemed essential to educators in one learning environment may seem needless or nonsensical in another. Additionally, a student information system (SIS) must meet strict and ever-changing state and federal regulatory requirements. With enormous development costs, offering a customized version for each LEA simply isn’t practical. Campus has built a nerd-worthy gradebook component that can accommodate the most complex or simple grading approaches that teachers might choose.
Technology facilitates complexity but does not require it. Regardless of how we use a gradebook, the choices exercised should be informed and intentional with expected results. In the following tutorials, we’ll suggest best practices for two historically prevalent grade accounting methods with a view to easy setup and management within the Campus gradebook.