ZipGrade Changes

Updated 3/14/2020

3/14/2020

Improvement Factor

(Student Scores tab)


The default calculations on the spreadsheet are the same as they were prior to this update. The "Improvement Points" has been replaced with "Improvement Factor". The change was necessary to maintain consistent terminology through the spreadsheet and allow for better understanding of the "Scores vs Grade Break Scatter Plot".


Beneath the "Improvement Factor" is the calculation a zero on the unit test and 100 on the CrissCross would earn with the selected Improvement Factor and Improvement Multiplier settings. The calculations change as settings are varied.


Abbreviations

CC = CrissCross

I.F. = Improvement Factor

I.P. = Improvement Points

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Score and Grade Break Scatter Plot

(Student Scores tab)


Added several features below the scatter plot. An adjustable blue line identifies what combinations of Unit Test and CrissCross scores given the selected grade. The other features are explained in the picture below.
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3/3/20 Changes

Suggested Minimum

(Item Analysis tab)


Added back the "Suggested MINIMUM Number of Questions to Drop"

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Questions to Review

(Student Scores tab)


There was a glitch when a question had the same score on the unit test and on the CrissCross activity. The spreadsheet would repeat a question number multiple times. This has been corrected. In addition the chart now highlights when questions have the same Review Ranking.

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2/21/2020 Changes

Choice Check Scan Documents

The Choice Check scan document is available in PDF and Word.


Go to GravityKills.net to download the files.

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Post IA (Optional)

Now there's no need to enter a separate key for CrissCross into ZipGrade. Score your CrissCross scan documents with the test's key(s). When finished with CrissCross, export a second version of the Item Analysis report and paste it into the "Post IA (Optional)" tab. The spreadsheet will separate the test data from the CrissCross data.

CrissCross Bump

(Student Scores tab to the left of the histograms)


After completing the unit test and CrissCross activity some students still receive an overall failing grade on the assessment. Teachers can now decided if a passing CrissCross score warrants students receiving a mastery grade (70) on the assessment.


Selecting "Yes" - Students with an overall failing score are awarded:

  • 70 if their CrissCross score is greater than a 70 or
  • their CrissCross score if it's less than 70.


Selecting "No" - Student with an overall failing score are awarded their weighted average plus any improvement points.

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Assessment Weights

(Student Scores tab)


The assessment weights now have a default setting (which can be changed).

  • Unit Test weight is set to equal the average on the unit test.
  • CrissCross Activity weight is set to equal 100 minus the Unit Test weight


For example:

A unit test with an overall average for all the classes is 72%.

Assessment Weights

  • Unit Test = 72%
  • CrissCross Activity = 100 - 72 = 28%


Rationale

Easier test don't need as much of a grade assist as harder test. The easier the test, the less CrissCross impacts the students' grades and the converse for harder test.


Teachers can always change the assessment weights to any value they want.

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Scores and Grade Break Scatter Plot

(Student Scores tab beneath the histograms)


A scatter plot of CrissCross scores vs. Unit test scores.


Note - CrissCross should not lower a student's grade.


Explanation of Graph Features

  • CC Cut Line - CrissCross should not lower a student's grade. There should be no grades above the GRAY line.
  • A Break Line - Points below the GREEN line will earn an A.
  • B Break Line - Points between the YELLOW and GREEN line will earn an B.
  • C Break Line - Points between the ORANGE and YELLOW line will earn a C
  • Passing Line - Points to the right of the RED dashed line are below passing before CrissCross.
  • Bump Line - Points between the RED and ORANGE line can be bumped up. See CrissCross Bump feature.
  • Bump Line - Points between the RED and GRAY line can be bumped over. See CrissCross Bump feature.


The graph will adjust as Assessment Weights and Improvement Factor are changed.

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Changes Prior to February 17, 2020 - PD Day

Absence Identification

Replaced "X" with an "A" and Red Highlights

(Student Scores Tab)

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Improvement Calculator

Number Correct for a Selected Percentage Correct

(Student Scores Tab)

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Tier Rankings

Tier Rankings with Pre and Post Breakdown

(Student Scores Tab)


Thanks to Clark HS for sharing tier rankings.

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Histograms

Unit Assessment and Final Score Histograms

(Student Scores Tab)

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Class Averages

Averages with Average Number of Improvement Points

(Student Scores Tab)

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Setting the Average

Set the Overall Class Average (See Notes below Chart)

(Student Scores Tab)

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Choice Checks

Set the Number of Choice Checks by Period

(Student Scores Tab)

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Post CrissCross

Selecting Questions to Review Post CrissCross

(Student Scores Tab)

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Sorting Scores

Score Scores by ZipGrade ID Number

(Sharing Scores Tab)

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Alpha Order by Class Period

Alphabetical Listing of Grades and Tier by Period

(Sharing Scores Tab)

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Question Difficulty Ratings

Both Student and Teacher Difficulty Ratings and Counts

(Item Analysis Tab)


Thanks to the Michael and Michael for the suggesting teacher difficulty.

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Test Difficulty Ratings

Both Student and Teacher Difficulty Ratings for the Test

(Item Analysis Tab)



Thanks to Jerry for the suggesting teacher expectation.

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T-TESS and the Reflective Cycle

T-TESS statements, data and reflective cycle

(T-TESS tab)
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