Standards Bank

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A Standards Bank is used to create and organize state, district, and local standards and provides an organizational structure for all standards in the district. The bank is made up of groups, which are organization units, and standards, which represent abilities and skills assessed by teachers or others to determine student proficiency. Groups are not scored; standards appear in teachers' grading tools and can be aligned to assignments and then scored.

See the Standards Setup for an overview of standards processes.

Image 1: Standards Bank


This article includes information on the following topics:

It is recommended that standard banks be organized by subject area or grade level and then subject area. The total number of standards in the bank appears in the top right corner.

Standards Bank Action Bar

Image 2: Standards Bank Action Bar

Action

Description

Save

Saves any changes made to the selected group or standard and expands and highlights the item in the Standards Bank.

Save & Copy

Saves any changes made to the current window and creates a duplicate of the item, which can then be modified by the user.

Delete

Deletes the selected standard or group. A warning message will appear verifying that the standard or group should be deleted.

New

Opens the dialog box to create a new standard or group.

Search

Allows the user to search for a standard or group based on the Name, Abbreviation or Location.

Copying a Standard or Group

Selecting the Save & Copy option from the Action bar will copy the standard or group. Any child groups or standards will not be copied. Users can then modify the information in the Detail windows below and save the new Standard or Group. When copying a standard, the Display Name entered must be unique within the group. Standards in different groups can have the same name and multiple Groups can have the same name.

Image 3: Copying a Standard

Creating New Groups and Standards

Upon selecting "New" from the Action bar, a dialog box will appear. Indicate what should be created - a group, a standard or a one-time standard.

Campus recommends limiting organization structure to Parent Groups, Child Groups within them, and Standards within the Child Groups for clarity of reporting in students' report cards. See Image 9 for an example.

Image 4: Suggested Organization of Standards Bank


Image 5: Entering a New Standard

Option

Description

Creating a New Group

A group is used to organize the Standards Bank and can contain other groups and standards. After selecting to create a new Group, a blank Group Detail will appear below the Standards Bank. Enter information based on the descriptions in the Group Detail section below.

Creating a New Standard

Standards can be assessed multiple times to track student achievement. After selecting to create a new Standard, a blank Standard Detail will appear below the Standards Bank. Standards must be located within a group. Enter information based on the descriptions in the Standard Detail section below.

Creating a New One-Time Standard

One-Time Standards can only be assessed once per student per Course. After selecting to create a new One-Time Standard, a blank One-Time Standard Detail appears below the Standards Bank. Enter information based on the descriptions in the Standard Detail section below. One-Time Standards cannot be associated with assignments in the Grade Book.

Searching for a Standard

Selecting the Search icon from the Action Bar will open a separate Search window.

Image 6: Searching the Standards Bank

The text search engine will search the abbreviation, standard display name and all group names for the entered text. Only the first 75 characters of a standard and the first 40 characters of a group name are used to search.

The results window will list the full Standards Bank in expanded form when no search text has been entered. Users can manually scroll through this list if desired. Standards are listed as follows: Abbreviation: Display Name (Location). The location indicates where in the Bank the standard or group resides.

Selecting a group or standard in the search will highlight the selected item in the Standards Bank and open the detail window below the bank.

Managing Groups and Standards

Clicking on a Group or Standard will open the Detail window below the Standards Bank.

Group Detail

In the Report Card, Parent groups appear capitalized, bolded, centered, and with a gray-shaded background. See Image 9 for an example.

Groups can be attached to other groups to form Child Groups. For example, a parent group of Mathematics could have child groups of Number Sense, Measurement, and Geometry.

Image 7: Group Detail

Field

Description

Group Name

The name of the group that will appear in the Standards Bank. 40 character limit.

Scoring Rubric

The rubric used to score standards within this group.  Rubrics are created in the Score Groups & Rubrics tool. The rubric chosen applies to all child standards. Groups themselves are not scored, nor are they visible in the teacher's Grade Book. 

Sequence

The placement of the Group within the Standards Bank and report card.

Accept Credit Overflow

This checkbox can only be marked for one child group at a time. It indicates that if additional credits are earned in another credit group, they can be applied to this credit group within the same Academic Program.

Standards Bank Location

Lists any parent group/s. Clicking Select Location will open a search window from which the user can select the appropriate parent group. Groups cannot be located within a Standard. 

Comments

Any comments related to the group.

Description

Additional information about the group.

 Child Standards

Child Standards

Within the Group Detail, a list of Child Standards will appear which includes basic information for any standards located within that group. Standards can be added to any level group.

Field

Description

Name

The read-only name of the Standard. This name can be modified by clicking the Standard in the Standards Bank and modifying the Display Name.

Sequence

The order of the Standard within the Bank as a whole.

See the Sequencing Standards section for details regarding this field.

Posts to Transcript

Indicates if the results of this Standard can be included in students' transcripts.

Power Standard

Indicates that this standard is included in the Course Standards Report, given the option to only include Power Standards is selected.

State Reported

Indicates if the results of this Standard can be included in state reports.

Marking the checkbox at the top of the column for Post to Transcript, Power Standard or State Reported will mark all child standards. Any changes saved to this area will appear in the Standard Detail as well.

 Child Groups

Child Groups

Groups, like standards, can be located within Groups. On the Report Card, child groups appear beneath the parent group, in bolded, capitalized text. See Image 9 for an example.

Field

Description

Name

The name of the group.

Sequence

The order of the group within the group.

Accept Credit Overflow

This checkbox can only be marked for one child group at a time. It indicates that if additional credits are earned in another credit group, they can be applied to this credit group within the same Academic Program.

Standard Detail

The same information is recorded for regular Standards and One-Time Standards. However, One-Time Standards can only be accessed once per student per Course.

Image 8: Standard Detail

Field

Description

Display Name

The name of the Standard. It is recommended that this name be a shortened version of the Full Standard/Description that can be easily viewed in the Standards Bank, Report Card, and the Portal. 500 character limit.

Full Standard/Description

The long description of the standard. The length of this field is not limited. It is recommended that standards which exceed the 500 characters allowed for the Display Name be entered in this field. This description only appears here in the Standards Bank.

Abbreviation

An abbreviation used to identify the standard. This prefix will be visible on the Course Standards tab and the Course Master Standards tab as well as in Assignments and the Grade Book. 20 character limit.

Number

The alphanumeric identification number of the standard. This number can be used to indicate grade level. 

Code

A user-defined field that can be used in custom reports.

Sequence

The sequence of the standard throughout Campus. It is recommended that users do not reuse sequence numbers. Where duplicate sequence numbers are used, standards will sort alphabetically. This number can be used to organize standards by grade level, by subject or by a combination of the two.

See the Sequencing Standards section for details regarding this field.

Posts to Transcript

Indicates if the results of this Standard can be included in students' transcripts.

Power Standard

Indicates that this standard is included in the Course Standards Report, given the option to only include Power Standards is selected.

State Reported

Indicates if the results of this Standard can be included in state reports.

External LMS Exclude

If a district is sharing Campus data with an external learning management system, this checkbox can be used to exclude specific records from being shared.

Standards Bank Location

The parent group or standard. Clicking Select Location will open a search window from which the user can select the appropriate parent group. Standards can be located within any group or another standard.

Comments

Any comments related to the standard.

Child Standards

Any Standards located within this standard will be listed here, with the same information provided in the Group Detail.

Aligned Assessments

Lists any assessments that have been aligned to the standard. This list populates based on the Test Setup created in System Administration.

Sequencing Standards

Standards and groups can be sequenced en masse. When entering Sequence numbers, typing ENTER will move the cursor to the next row, TAB will move the cursor to the next column and SPACE BAR will select the highlighted option.

At this point, the standards bank should still be sequenced from top to bottom, based on all standards, not just those in a particular group. These sequence numbers control the order in which standards appear in many areas of the product. For example, a Standard with a sequence of 1 will appear first in any standards view, such as in reports or report cards, regardless of the sequence number of the group.

Standards in Report Cards

The following image indicates how groups and standards appear in Report Cards:

Image 9: Sample Report Card

 

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