JumpRope

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is JumpRope?

JumpRope is LMC’s online assessment program.  You can access it at the links above.

How do I login?

Follow the link for Parents & Students above, and fill in the fields marked with an asterisk (*) to sign in. The password is your child’s 9 digit id number, but if you email Mr. Geballe at bgeballe@lmc896.org, he can change it. The ID number can be found on the student’s LMC ID card. The student’s name must be spelled exactly as it is in the DOE system. If you are unable to login, please contact Mr. Geballe.

What is the difference between “Academic” and “Work Habit” outcomes?

Academic outcomes are outcomes that a teacher designs that are content specific. For example, a social studies teacher might have an outcome that says “Students can explain the causes of the Civil War,” or a math teacher might have an outcome that says “Students can multiply and divide fractions.” After creating the outcomes and teaching the topic or skill, the teacher then assesses what level a student achieves on an assessment. From there, a teacher might decide to move on to the next topic or reteach.

Work Habits are outcomes that the whole faculty has agreed are important skills for success in school. These are not subject specific, but are related to student effort, organization, participation and readiness.

How do I know what my child is missing?

There are two ways to see what your child is missing. First, when you login, there is a tab called “grade alerts.”  This tab shows the missing assignments for each class. You also will see if something is missing when you look at the “Current Grade” tab and click on the subjects until you get down to the assessment level (if that doesn’t make sense, just keep clicking the little arrow icons until you find an assessment). If an assessment is missing, it will be marked with an “M”. If an assignment is missing and cannot be made it, it may show as a zero.

What do I do if my child is not doing well?

It is to be expected that at the beginning of the year or a new unit of study, a child will not have fabulous grades in JumpRope.  If they already knew the causes of the Civil War or how to multiply fractions, why would we teach them that? As time progresses, children should improve their scores. In other words, be patient, particularly if there are only a couple of assessments related to a particular outcome. Of course, seeing where a child struggles is great information to use to help support your child’s growth. For example, if your child is not doing well in getting homework done on time, you can make a habit of checking the homework each night.

What does the 4 point scale mean?

For Academic outcomes:  4 = above grade level, 3 = at grade level, 2= below grade level, 1 = far below grade level.

(For example, a “4” for “can use evidence to support an argument” means that the child is ABOVE GRADE LEVEL on that skill)

For Work Habit Outcomes:  4 = Always, 3 = Mostly, 2 = Sometimes, 1 = rarely  0 = never

(For example, a “2” for “Completes homework on time” means the child SOMETIMES completes homework on time)

How does the 1 to 4 scale translate to number or grades?

Conversion Scale

JumpRope Scale 100 Point Scale JumpRope Scale 100 point scale
4 100 2.7 80.5
3.9 98.5 2.6 79
3.8 97 2.5 77.5
3.7 95.5 2.4 76
3.6 94 2.3 74.5
3.5 92.5 2.2 73
3.4 91 2.1 71.5
3.3 89.5 2.0 70
3.2 88 1.9 68.5
3.1 86.5 1.8 67
3.0 85 1.7 65.5
2.9 83.5 1.67 65
2.8 82 Below 1.67 55 – failing

 

Sometimes a teacher might have an outcome that doesn’t make sense to a parent. For example, what does it mean for a child to be able to “reflect an image”?  If you aren’t clear about an outcome, ask your child. This is a great opportunity for him to explain what he is learning. If he doesn’t understand either, get in touch with the teacher.

It doesn’t look like anything has changed since last time I logged on, why?

Teachers update JumpRope at least once weekly (Gym is the exception, as there are far more students. Gym updates every three weeks). If you haven’t noticed any changes in over a week of classes, contact the teacher. It is possible there have been additional assessments but they did not change an average, so it looks as though nothing changed.

What if I can’t login?

If you are unable to login to JumpRope, try using a different browser. JumpRope works best on Google Chrome, and though it should work with any browser, there have been times when Safari and Firefox have had trouble logging in.  You may have to update your browser to the most recent version for JumpRope to work. If changing the browser doesn’t work, email Mr. Geballe at bgeballe@lmc896.org.

What is “Powerlaw”?

The best explanation of “Powerlaw” is here. In short, Powerlaw is a way of averaging a grade that rewards students for improvement. It weighs new assessment more heavily than old ones so that students are rewarded for learning.

Where is the attendance?

LMC does not currently use JumpRope for attendance purposes.

What if my question is not answered on this list!?!

Please email Mr. Geballe at bgeballe@lmc896.org. Chances are, if you have a question, others do as well. We are new to this program and would love your feedback on how to improve it.

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