RPS 205 Launches eSchoolPLUS Standards-Based Gradebook to Create Greater Transparency, Closer Connection with Parents and Guardians

November 16, 2015

To support students in developing higher-order thinking skills and to redefine learning not just as what students know but what they can do with what they know, Rockford Public Schools (RPS) 205 implemented a standards-based grading system in its 28 elementary schools. Five years after the launch of this initiative, RPS 205’s Board of Education mandated the district move forward with implementing the eSchoolPLUS Home Access Center portal for sharing student data with families.

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Topics: eschoolplus, Best Practices, Illinois, Rockford Public Schools 205

Lead without Limits Wisdom: Four Best Practices for Software Implementations

September 22, 2015

Janice O’Brien is a software support specialist on Rockford Public Schools 205’s Information Technology team. In collaboration with the district’s executive director of learning, O’Brien supported the implementation of a standards-based gradebook in the district’s 28 elementary schools. Reflecting on that and other major initiatives, she advised districts to consider the following best practices to enhance the success of their efforts:

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Topics: eschoolplus, Lead without Limits Awards, Best Practices, EdTech News and Info, Illinois, Rockford Public Schools 205