New Schoology grading program opens to mixed reception

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New Schoology grading program opens to mixed reception

Schoology is the new grading program that has been implemented district wide.

Schoology is the new grading program that has been implemented district wide.

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Schoology is the new grading program that has been implemented district wide.

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Schoology is the new grading program that has been implemented district wide.

Jade Campbell

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This year, the school made the switch over to a new grading program called Schoology, which left many students and teachers in the dark on how to use the program.

“Schoology is a system that the LA Unified School District pays for and two years ago they started to use Schoology but we kept Jupiter because we had already bought the contract so they let us use it,” Principal Deb Smith said.

At first, many students and teachers had trouble transferring from Jupiter to Schoology. Some teachers have not yet figured out how to maneuver around the new program and are having trouble being assigned to their classes. Substitute teachers are having a tougher time with the new change in programs.

“I think Schoology is not really set up for substitutes,” long-term substitute Charity Price said. “They can give me a Schoology account but I can’t connect with any students because technically they aren’t in my class. It has not been the easiest transition.”

While some teachers are having trouble getting used to the change, others have found Schoology to be very beneficial. There are new tools that teachers can use with this program that Jupiter didn’t offer.

“One benefit is that when teachers put your grades in, it will put your grades in both places, it will put your grade both on your progress report and report card,” Smith said. “ When we used Jupiter, the teachers had to put the grades on Jupiter and then into MISIS.

 “I think Schoology organizes and syncs many aspects of my studies and grades and assignments that I normally wouldn’t have access to with Jupiter,” junior Marjina Haque said.