HELP ON NEW FEATURES
A. VScore Homeroom Teacher Letter
- The Homeroom Teacher Letter is generated as a report to enable music teachers to schedule final testing sessions with homeroom
teachers at their schools. A new feature has been added in VScore 4.0.3 so that music teachers can write directly into fields
on the letter, rather than by hand on preprinted copies. Then, when the letters are printed, the students' test dates and times
will appear in printed text.
B. Entering Dates and Times
- Launch VScore and enter username, dbuser, and password, treefrog.
- Make sure that your cutoff scores have been entered, so that your data will show some students passing from Specific Testing
- Go to Reports from the Menu.
- Click button 18, Homeroom Teacher Letter.
- You will find yourself in "Record Browse" mode, in which each student record will be visible
by itself in the window. Navigate around to the students that you want to schedule by clicking on the Right
an open notebook icon) in the upper left of the window.
- In each record that appears, put your cursor in the boxes under the Date or Time headings and type the appropriate scheduling
information for that student, the same info that you would have written by hand on the preprinted letters.
- To see how the letter will actually look printed, use ctrl-8 to toggle the window to "Report
mode. Doing this will show all students for a particular homeroom teacher in the letter as printed. Toggle back
to Browse mode by doing ctrl-8 again.
- Keep navigating around in your student records until all students have been scheduled.
- Use ctrl-8 to get into Preview mode one last time. You can re-run the Homeroom Teacher Letter
report and change the scheduling info, if you like, at any time. The scheduling data is not used for anything else.
- Print the letters using the Print script (unders Scripts at the top).
- Ctrl-8 is the shortcut beside the Preview/Browse item under
the Script menu.
- The Specific Screening Letter also has scheduling fields in it that work the same way as the Homeroom Teacher Letter.