Willpro, at the moment there is no link between the two: Markbook is used by teachers to record progress in their class. Internet Assessment is used at the whole school level to record student progress at certain intervals during student life. I do have a school that is looking at tying the two together, and introducing weightings into the Markbook however. My own school is not very grade-focused, so we did not build the system in this way. Hope this helps.
Whta is he difference between the Formal Assessment found under the Assess menu and Formal Assessment found under School Admin?
Formal Assessment under Assess is the front end that users visit to use the Formal Assessment functionality. The section under School Admin is where settings are put in place by admins to control the module. Gibbon generally follows this system across the board, except for non-core modules.
You are referring to the column types: you can adjust these at Admin > School Admin in the main menu and then Formal Assessment Settings in the module menu. Once you have the types of assessments that you want listed in there, you can start adding columns, which teachers can then fill in.
Thanks for replying. The parts I am having difficulty with is
1) There are separate settings for the Type value in the Markbook and in Internal Assessment, but there is no reason you cannot set them to have some of the same values in each. The advantage of Internal Assessment is that fewer users can set up columns, so let’s you be more consistent with your data.
2) Terms like “Target grade”, “predicated grade”, etc, mean different things in different schools…but as above, you can change these to fit the needs of your school. Just go to Admin > School Admin in the main menu, and then Formal Assessment Settings in the module menu.
3) ?? Not sure what you mean here. Can you tell me more?
Thanks for your response.
It shows in the graph, and optionally in the data export, depending on how you set it up.
The Markbook allows subject teachers to create their own columns, which is great for recording and reporting of class results. However, the Internal Assessments section is designed so only leaders/administrators create columns, and teachers enter the data: the result is more consistent columns, and less work for teachers.
I cannot replicate this error in v12, so it has either been fixed since v11 was released, or is specific to your setup. Are you sure your timezone value in System Admin is correct?
For production I would advise turning of such warnings and notices: they are not serious, and we generally fix those that reported pretty quickly. But they do mess up the interface!
Ross I am only seeing this warning when I am in the Home - Tracking - Data Points - Export to excel
error_reporting(E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE or less aggressive);
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Yup, that is where I was looking. For production, set display errors to 0 or off.
No worries. Amazon’s AWS gives you a relatively cheap VPS solution (although cost scales with usage, first year is virtually free), which gives you control of your own OS…although no support in terms of what you do with your own OS!
Ross, at my level I would need all the support when it comes to OS