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Last Updated: Sep 08, 2015 02:12PM EDT

Required Settings

In order to use Skedula for a new school term the following steps are required.

  1. Install the Data Extractor
    In order to use the DataCation platforms you must have your schools data synced into our database.  The DataExtractor is an automated process which pulls your schools reports from ATS and STARS

  2. Run the Data Extractor
    Begin the automated process of syncing your schools data.

  3. Assign departments to New Courses
    New courses need to be linked to the appropriate departments if they are not assigned in STARS.  This is critical for the trackers and the graduation requirements.

Optional Settings

For returning schools the steps listed below can be transferred from a prior term.
Transfer School Settings from Prior Term

  1. Set the School Grading Policy
    Set up a grading policy and Marking Periods across all grades or departments.

  2. Set Valid Marks
    Use this feature to decide which scale of marks to use in the gradebook.  Fully customizable scales available.

  3. Set Grade Outputs
    Choose how grade data will be displayed on PupilPath

  4. Anecdotal Log Setup
    Manage Anecdotal Categories, Weights (merits/demerits), Badges, Subscriptions (email notifications) and Progress Report Categories
  5. Set the School Standards Tree
    For Standards Based Grading only.  Assign the standards to be imported into the school for use in individual assignments and Standards Based Report Cards
    Standards imported in prior terms will carry over to new term

  6. Set Course Standards
    For Standards Based Grading only.  This allows the standards to be attached to individual class assignments

  7. Set Valid Standards Grades Templates
    For Standards Based Grading only.  Enables the use of letter marks or other scaled marks such as the level scale (4-3-2-1)

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