Teacher Access Center: Gradebook
For assistance on your campus, contact your campus TAC
To locate the correct TAC Server for your campus, use the TAC
Chooser. Be sure to choose In District Access from school and
Outside District Access
from home :
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How to Log In to TAC:
Please notice: At home and at school, the username must be
preceded by employees\ the slash mark has to be the one above the
Enter key and below the Backspace key. Most login problems are due
to errors in the word employees or in using the wrong slash
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please set the security settings to forget your username and
password so that unauthorized persons will not access your
Select Teacher Access CenterOnce you have successfully logged in
to Teacher Access Center, you may wish to put a shortcut to the
website onto the desktop of your computer. To do this, make sure
you can see your computer desktop and the blue E that precedes the
web address. Click and hold the blue E, then drag and drop it onto
the desktop of your computer.
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How to use TAC Gradebook
Gradebook Class List Page
A listing of all of your course-sections will appear. Click on
the marking period of the course you want to access.
By default the Scored Items page will appear. If this is your
first time accessing this course for this marking period, no data
Gradebook Scored Items Page
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Click the Assessments button to add assignments to your
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Gradebook Categories Category tab (If you are a K-4 Special
Subjects teacher who gives grades of E, S, NI, and U, please see
the additional handout for your subject area.)
Categories defined by your system administrator will appear.
CategoryThe Category code and name will display here.
How to Set Up Courses with Exam Grades
1. Open the class file where the first exam grade needs to be
2. Click the "Assessments" button.
3. Click the "Categories" sub-tab:
4. If you are setting up your gradebook for a marking period
(usually 2 and 4) that has an exam grade, make sure that "EXAM" is
the mark slot set to receive the Exam grade:
5. Set one assignment to receive the exam grade. Notice the
category is EXAM:
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**TIP** After creating this special "Exam" assignment, copy it
to all of your other courses---make sure to check BOTH the courses
you want to copy the assignment to AND the Exam assignment it-self.
Click "Save" at the bottom so that you make sure to scroll thorough
all your options.
6. When you are ready to enter your exam grade, click on the
"Exam" tab from your Scores page (after your Exam assignment is
Using this method, when you post grades, your exam grades and
cycle grades will be posted at the same time and will not have to
be re-entered on the Report Card page, nor will they be overwritten
by blanks if you have to re-post.
WeightEnter a Weight to be applied to this category. In the
sample screen, homework, quiz and test grades are all counted
evenly toward the mark slot. If Total Points is selected above, the
Weight field will be inactive and the total points from each
category will be used to determine the average.
Drop LowestEnter the number of low scores that should be
excluded from the calculation.
Exclude MissingUse the drop down to determine how missing scores
should be handled. Options are:
Exclude missing scores from averageMissing scores count as
zero(0) in the average
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Gradebook Copy Categories
Overwrite Categories Check here if you want to overwrite
existing Categories for your courses.
School Year Use the drop down to select the school year of the
Categories to be copied.
Include Marking Click to select each marking period that you
want to copy.Periods
To Courses Click to select the courses to receive the
Categories Click to select each Category to copy.
Click the Copy button
Click the Assessments tab to add assessments for the course.
Gradebook Assessments Assessment Tab
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Date Assigned Enter the date the assignment was given to the
students or use the calendar lookup to select the date.
Date DueEnter the date the assignment is due or use the calendar
lookup to select the date. The due date must fall in the date range
for the marking period. If you are a special subjects teacher who
will give only one grade per nine weeks, select the last day of the
current marking period for the one assignment to assure that all
students who are enrolled on that date are graded.
Category Use the dropdown to select the appropriate Category for
Extra Credit: Do not use Extra Credit. It will not calculate as
you would expect. You may type grades over 100 points on a regular
assignment on the scores page in order to award extra credit.
Description Enter a short description for the assessment. If
more room is needed, click on the bubble icon to enter more
Points Enter the total point amount the assessment is worth.
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Weight Enter a weight for this assessment. The students scores
and the point amount for the assessment will be multiplied by the
weight in the Category average calculation.
Publish Item A check here indicates the assessment should be
available for viewing through Home Access Center.
Publish Scores A check here indicates the scores for the
assessment should be available for viewing through Home Access
Delete Check here if you want to delete the assessment after
selecting Save. All scores that have been given for the assignment
must be deleted prior to deleting the assignment.
Click Save to save your assessments.
Assessments may be copied by clicking the Copy button. However,
grades cannot be copied from one section to another.
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Gradebook Copy Assessments
Insert Missing Categories If you have not already copied the
Categories, check here to include them in the copy.
School Year Use the drop down to select the school year to
Include Marking Click to select each marking period to include
in the copy.Periods
To Courses Click to select each course to receive the
Assessments Click to select each assessment to be copied.
Click the Copy button.
Select the Scores button to enter scores for your students.
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Gradebook Scored Items All Tab
The All tab displays all assessments for the course. You may
change your view by selecting a Category tab. For example,
selecting HWK on the sample screen above would change your view and
display only the Homework Assessments for the course.
Note: The Id, Name, Scale and Notes options remain the same no
matter what view you have selected. The Average will change
depending upon the tab you have displayed. On a Category tab, the
Average will reflect the Category Average. On the All tab, the
students Average for the course will display. The Marking Period
tab on the sample screen above would show the average of all
categories that have been configured to flow into the Marking
Period mark slot.
Scale If you are an elementary school special subjects teacher,
you will select a scale on the Category page of each of your course
sections. It will apply to all students enrolled in the section and
will allow you to award grades of E, S, NI, and U. Only special
subject teachers will use scales.
Notes Click here to enter a free text note for the student.
Average Calculated by the system, this field shows the average
for the assessments currently displayed. If you do not see the
average, you may need to scroll to the right in the window where 12
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student names are displayed. You may also want to change the
resolution and text size on your computer so that you can see more
data in each TAC window.
When you click in a field to enter a score, the points, weight
and short description will appear at the top of the page.
Use the Copy Down button in the column heading to copy a score
down to all students in the class.
Use the Marking Period drop down to select a different marking
period to view.
The Post (RC) and Post (IPR) buttons will appear when your
system administrator has opened up the Report Card or Interim
Progress Applications for posting. After selecting either of these
buttons, you can go to the Grading Classes tab and check the grades
that were posted.
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Click on the Notes button to enter a free text note for the
If a student transfers from one section of your courses into a
different section of the same course number and the courses have
the same assessments, you may choose to import those assessments
into the new section. Note: The import feature will only allow you
to import scores from the same course number and teacher. If you
need to import scores from a different course number and/or
teacher, select the Import Scores Detail button without selecting a
course. This will move you to the scores page where you can key in
the appropriate scores.
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Gradebook Import Student Scores
Use the radio button to select the course-section from which you
want to import scores. If you need to key scores manually, proceed
to the Import Scores Detail page without selecting a
Click the Import Scores Detail button.
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Gradebook Import Student Scores Detail
Click to select each assessment you want to import.
The Category column provide a link for you to rename the
Category if necessary.
Click the Import Scores button.
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Select the Seating Chart button to arrange a seating chart for
Grid When checked, your seating chart will be arranged in rows
and columns. When unchecked you will be able to arrange your
students in circle or lab table formats.
Rows When using the Grid format, this field defines how many
rows of chairs you have in the classroom.
Columns When using the Grid format, this field defines how many
columns of chairs you have in the classroom.
Shuffle Click this button if you want the system to arrange the
students in a random format. Otherwise you can click and drag the
student to the appropriate location.
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Eight reports are available. Each report has a default title
that may be changed. You may select to run a report for a different
course or marking period by clicking on one of the courses marking
periods. Most of the reports allow for a date range that will limit
which assessments are included on the report.
Assignment Average ChartCompares a students scores against the
Class RosterPrints a class roster and up to 20 blank columns.
You may also select to print birth date, gender, grade, or
house/team and a comment.
GradebookCreates a list report of all of the assessments and
scores in the Gradebook. Students may be sorted by name, id number,
or randomly. You may also choose to hide the student names on the
Missing AssignmentsPrints missing assessments for selected
students or all students. You may also select to print selected
assessments or all assessments within a date range.
Report CardLists the students in the course along with their
averages created on the Category page and any averages set up on
the Administration page.
Score ThresholdLists students whose average meets a simple
criteria. The report may be run for an assessment, a category, or
the total average.
Seating ChartPrints the seating chart for the course.
Student DetailPrints the assessments, category averages and any
notes the student received within a date range.
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TEACHER ACCESS CENTER Quick Start GuideHOW TO LOG IN
- Log in in to your TAC server.o Open Internet Explorer.o Browse
to http://www.conroeisd.neto Highlight Employee and click Teacher
Access Centero Choose your campus from the Inside District Access
Input your username (employees\yourusername) & password. ORo
Open Internet Explorer.o Type in tac_ _ _.conroeisd.net in the
address bar and press enter. (Where _ _ _=your schools three digit
pus number.)- Click Ok at the Select a database screen. (You
should only see this screen the first time you log in.)- Click
Teacher Access Center
HOW TO TAKE ATTENDANCE- Click to highlight the course you wish
to take attendance for.- Click the Attendance tab OR click the
Photo Attendance tab.- Check A boxes for absent and T boxes for
tardy (to the left of the student name).- Click Save when
finished.- You will be redirected back to the Attendance Classes
page. Verify that the class has a check mark in the Entered
umn. (This means that you have successfully taken attendance for
HOW TO SET UP CATEGORIES- Click the Gradebook tab.- Click the
current marking period of the class.- Click the Assessments
button.- Click to check the categories you wish to use. (Example:
Test, Daily, Lab, Exam)- If your course has a final exam, be sure
to choose the Exam category and select Exam as the Mark Slot.- Type
in the percentages you want each category to be worth click Save.
(Example: Major 60, Quiz 20, Daily 20)- If you wish to apply these
categories to other courses click Copy. Click to check which
courses you want the categories to
copy to, and click Save.
HOW TO SET UP ASSIGNMENTS- Click the Gradebook tab.- Click the
current marking period of the class.- Click the Assessments
button.- Enter a Date Assigned if desired, Date Due(required),
Category(required), DO NOT USE THE Extra Credit box, De-
scription(required). You may also select the speech bubble to
enter a longer description. Enter Points(required, usually 100),
Weight(required, usually 1). (Publish features are for future Home
Access Center use so that parents can see stu-dent grades and
- If your course requires a 9 weeks exam, create an assignment
called Exam with the category Exam.- Click Save when finished.-
Copy assignments to other classes by clicking the Copy button.
HOW TO ENTER GRADES- Click the Gradebook tab.- Click the current
marking period of the class.- Enter the grades for the assignments
in the corresponding column. Click Copy to copy one grade to the
HOW TO POST GRADES (submit grades for progress reports or report
cards) Make sure your grades are complete and correct in your
gradebook. When your campus TAC Expert tells you it is time to
submit grades, click the Post IPR (interim progress report) or
RC (report card) button that will appear at the top of your
gradebook screen for each class you teach. To check the grades you
have submitted, click the Grading Classes tab, click the class you
want to check, then click the
Interim Progress or Report Card tab as appropriate for your
grading period. If you need to give an incomplete, type I over the
posted grade on the page, then click Save. If you need to enter
exam grades, enter them on the Report Card page after choosing your
class through the Grading
WHERE TO GET MORE HELP:
http://info.conroeisd.net/department/gradebook/tac/ or contact your
campus TAC Expert.
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Gradebook Class List PageGradebook Categories Category tab (If
you are a K-4 Special Subjects teacher who gives grades of E, S,
NI, and U, please see the additional handout for your subject
area.)Gradebook Copy CategoriesOverwrite CategoriesCheck here if
you want to overwrite existing Categories for your courses.Include
Marking Click to select each marking period that you want to
Gradebook Assessments Assessment TabDate Assigned Enter the date
the assignment was given to the students or use the calendar lookup
to select the date.
Gradebook Copy AssessmentsInsert Missing Categories If you have
not already copied the Categories, check here to include them in
Gradebook Scored Items All TabGradebook Import Student
Seating ChartGrid When checked, your seating chart will be
arranged in rows and columns. When unchecked you will be able to
arrange your students in circle or lab table formats.Assignment
Average ChartGradebookMissing AssignmentsScore ThresholdSeating