Empower

Empower® is the district’s electronic system for recording and reporting learner progress. It is web-based and allows on-demand 24-7 access to all users. The following Brief Tutorial and document provides an overview of the Empower® program but before you can log into Empower® you must get your unique “username” and “password” from your school’s main office.

 

 

Empower (Parents and Students) | Empower (Parents and Students-Spanish)

Once you have logged into Empower® you will notice that learners’ academic progress is scored on a 0-4 proficiency scale that is described in the following table:

Westminster Public Schools Scoring Scale

Score

GPA Value*

What the Learner Knows

4.0

4.0

In addition to Score 3.0, in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught.

3.5

3.5

In addition to Score 3.0 performance, in-depth inferences and applications with partial success.

3.0

3.0

No major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes (simple or complex) that were explicitly taught. (Learning Target)

2.5

No major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).

2.0

No major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). (Performance Indicators)

1.5

Partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).

1.0

With help, a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).

0.5

With help, a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).

0.0

Even with help, no understanding or skill demonstrated.

*GPA is utilized when applicable.

Clarifying a Score 3.0
A score 3.0 is achieved with a demonstrated performance at the Analysis (Specifying, Generalizing, Error Analysis, Classifying, Matching) level on the Marzano taxonomy. A Score 3.0 can be earned on the first attempt of achieving proficiency of the Learning Target. However, the teacher should ensure the learner has demonstrated understanding of the precursor Score 2.0 skills.

Clarifying a Score 4.0
A score 4.0 does not equate to more work but rather a higher level of performance on the Knowledge Utilization (Investigating, Experimenting, Problem Solving, Decision Making,) level on the Marzano taxonomy. A Score 4.0 can be earned on the first attempt of mastering the Learning Target. However, the teacher should ensure the learner has demonstrated understanding of the precursor Score 2.0 and 3.0 skills.