Custom grading reports

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Grading
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Allow user to create, edit and delete Custom Grading Reports

Custom reports can be created via PARS to analyse the data you are interested in. Custom grading reports will show grading data as well as personal details about pupils such as SEN, EAL, Pupil Premium, FSM6, etc.

This page is accessed via:
PARS main menu > Grading > Custom grading reports

Click this link to see our guide to using reports: A guide to using reports

The custom grading reports page

At the bottom of the custom grading reports page, you will be able to see a list of all custom reports that have been created. If you click on one of these reports to highlight it, the columns used on the report will be shown at the top of the page.

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Run
This button allows you to run the report for a selection of students.

Add
Create a new custom grading report.

Edit
Edit an existing custom grading report.

Delete Remove the selected custom grading report.

Empty columns are hidden
You can toggle this on or off. When it is on, columns that do not contain any data will be hidden from the report.

Empty rows are hidden
You can toggle this on or off. When it is on, rows that do not contain any grading data will be hidden from the report.

Recorded by column is hidden
You can toggle this on or off. When it is on, the report will not show who recorded the grades.

Adding and editing reports

To create a new report, click the "Add" button from the top toolbar. Alternatively, select an existing report and click "Edit" to amend that report. Once you have done that, you will come to a new page. At the top of the page you can give your report a title.

Report types

There are various report types, depending on the format you want to use for your data. The different types available are:

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The ASM option allows stands for "Assessment Manager". This type of report will let you analyse any elements in PARS that are linked to SIMS aspects.

Fixed columns

In this section you can choose which columns of personal details you want on you report. These will appear on the left of your report and allow you to filter so that you can see just those pupils with FSM, SEN, EAL, etc. Click the "Add" button to add fixed columns to your report.

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Element columns

You choose which grading columns should appear on your custom report. To do this, click the "Add" button under the "Added element columns" section and the window below will open. Some elements might appear multiple times if they are linked to more than one resultset, or have more than one schedule (see configure grading elements for more info). Select the columns that you want on your report and then click "Accept".

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Managing columns

To remove columns from your report, select them by clicking the tickboxes next to their names. Next click the "Remove" button under the appropriate section (fixed or element columns) and the columns will be removed from your report.

You can also change the order the columns will appear on your report. To do this, select the column you want to move, and then click either "Up" or "Down" to reposition it. The higher up a column is on the list, the further left it will appear when running the report.

Graphs and previous years' data

If you see a button on the top toolbar called "Graph chart available" then when you run your custom grading report, a bar chart will be available. This will only happen if the gradesets or grade schemes are the same for every element on the report. The "show previous years" button will allow the report to show grading data from previous academic years.

Running reports

To run one of the reports, simply click on it to select then click Run from the top toolbar. If there is more than one column of grades, the report will automatically colour the columns read amber or green (unless you have the preference "Hide colour coding on custom grading reports" activated).

The report will colour the columns in one of two ways:

  1. Each subsequent column will be compared to the first column on the report
  2. Each subsequent column will be compared to the column to its left

The method used depends on the preference "Custom grade reports colour coding based on first grade column" being switched on or off.

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