Orchard Gold Star

Teacher’s Guide

TEACHER’S GUIDE
Version 4.1 or Newer

Table of Contents
Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5 What is Orchard Gold Star and Orchard Gold Star for Your State? ................................................................................................ 5 How does Orchard Gold Star work? .................................................................................................................................................... 5 How does Orchard Gold Star for Your State work?........................................................................................................................... 6 Login Management ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 7 Accessing the Orchard Manager........................................................................................................................................................... 7 Changing Schools .................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 Changing a Teacher’s Password............................................................................................................................................................ 8 Accessing Assignments ........................................................................................................................................................................... 8 Entering Orchard as a Pre-Enrolled Student .................................................................................................................................. 8 Entering Orchard as a Guest ............................................................................................................................................................. 8 Changing Access to Guest Login ........................................................................................................................................................... 8 Managing Classes ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 9 Creating a New Class .............................................................................................................................................................................. 9 Accessing a Class at Login ...................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Changing Classes after Login................................................................................................................................................................. 9 Adding Students to Your Class ............................................................................................................................................................ 10 Adding Students Manually ............................................................................................................................................................. 10 Adding Students From the Master List ......................................................................................................................................... 10 Adding Students From another Class ............................................................................................................................................. 11 Using the Self-Enroll Option to Add Students .............................................................................................................................. 11 Removing a Student From a Class...................................................................................................................................................... 12 Renaming a Class .................................................................................................................................................................................. 12 Printing the Class Enrollment Report ................................................................................................................................................ 12 Deleting a Class ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 12 Managing Students ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 13 Adding and Removing Students ......................................................................................................................................................... 13 Editing Student Information ................................................................................................................................................................ 13 Transferring Students Between Schools.............................................................................................................................................. 13 Transferring Students Between Classes .............................................................................................................................................. 14 Taking Students Offline ....................................................................................................................................................................... 15 Changing a Student’s Password .......................................................................................................................................................... 15 Assigning Demographic Information to Students ........................................................................................................................... 15 Managing Curriculum.................................................................................................................................................................................. 16 Creating Assignments .......................................................................................................................................................................... 16 Using Tests to Create an Assignment for Your Class ....................................................................................................................... 16 Using Tests to Create an Assignment for an Individual Student ................................................................................................... 17 Adding to/Editing Class Assignments ............................................................................................................................................... 18 Adding to/Editing an Individual Student’s Assignments ............................................................................................................... 19 Creating Interval Assignments............................................................................................................................................................ 20 Editing an Interval Assignment .......................................................................................................................................................... 21 Editing the Number of Skill Trees Viewed ........................................................................................................................................ 21 Printing Student or Class Assignments ............................................................................................................................................. 21 Modifying Test and Program Parameters.......................................................................................................................................... 22 Modifying Guest Parameters............................................................................................................................................................... 24 Completing the Customized Assignment List .................................................................................................................................. 24 Completing Tests ................................................................................................................................................................................... 24 Teacher Tools ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 26 Assessment and Assignment Builder................................................................................................................................................. 26 Creating a Custom Assessment or Assignment............................................................................................................................ 26 Sharing a Custom Assessment or Assignment .............................................................................................................................. 30 

Table of Contents (cont.)
Deleting a Custom Assessment or Assignment ............................................................................................................................ 31 Flash Card Maker .................................................................................................................................................................................. 31 Creating a New Set of Flash Cards ................................................................................................................................................. 31 Setting Fonts and Preferences for the Entire Card Set ................................................................................................................. 32 Creating Card Content ..................................................................................................................................................................... 32 Adding Text to Cards ....................................................................................................................................................................... 32 Adding Images to Cards .................................................................................................................................................................. 33 Editing Text and Image Objects ...................................................................................................................................................... 33 Adding Math Functions to Cards ................................................................................................................................................... 34 Editing Math Functions.................................................................................................................................................................... 34 Duplicating a Card............................................................................................................................................................................ 34 Deleting a Card.................................................................................................................................................................................. 34 Marking a Card ................................................................................................................................................................................. 34 Saving a Card Set .............................................................................................................................................................................. 34 Changing the Card Size.................................................................................................................................................................... 35 Importing Data From Another Card Set ........................................................................................................................................ 35 Importing Data From Worksheet Maker ....................................................................................................................................... 35 Creating a Template .......................................................................................................................................................................... 35 Accessing a Saved Template ............................................................................................................................................................ 35 Previewing and Printing the Card Set ........................................................................................................................................... 35 Worksheet Maker .................................................................................................................................................................................. 36 Accessing Worksheet Maker ........................................................................................................................................................... 36 Setting Worksheet Layout Preferences .......................................................................................................................................... 36 Creating Worksheet Content ........................................................................................................................................................... 37 Importing Worksheet Text ............................................................................................................................................................... 37 Creating Keywords ........................................................................................................................................................................... 37 Creating Associated or “Prompt” Words ...................................................................................................................................... 37 Editing a Sentence ............................................................................................................................................................................. 38 Deleting a Sentence ........................................................................................................................................................................... 38 Importing a Picture ........................................................................................................................................................................... 38 Deleting a Picture .............................................................................................................................................................................. 38 Saving a Worksheet........................................................................................................................................................................... 38 Printing a Worksheet ........................................................................................................................................................................ 38 Worksheet Types and Preferences .................................................................................................................................................. 38 The Messages Tab.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 42 Creating a New Message ..................................................................................................................................................................... 42 Reading a Message ............................................................................................................................................................................... 42 Replying to a Message .......................................................................................................................................................................... 42 Deleting a Message ................................................................................................................................................................................ 42 Marking a Message as Unread ............................................................................................................................................................ 43 Reports .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 44 Accessing Reports ................................................................................................................................................................................ 44 Printing Reports ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 45 Exporting Reports to PDF .................................................................................................................................................................... 45 Managing Teachers ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 46 Adding Teachers to the Master List..................................................................................................................................................... 46 Editing Teachers on the Master List .................................................................................................................................................... 46 Taking Teachers Offline ......................................................................................................................................................................... 46 Assigning and Editing a Teacher’s Classes ....................................................................................................................................... 47 Creating Teachers who Manage Teachers ......................................................................................................................................... 47 Changing a Teacher’s Password.......................................................................................................................................................... 47 Conclusion ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 48 Exiting the Orchard Manager.............................................................................................................................................................. 48 License & Warranty ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 49

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Introduction
What is Orchard Gold Star and Orchard Gold Star for Your State?
Orchard Gold Star is a powerful software solution for schools seeking to increase student performance in language arts, math, and science. Orchard Gold Star comprises these main components: • Orchard Manager • Orchard Skill Trees • Orchard Reports Orchard Gold Star for Your State comprises the components above along with these powerful additions: • Math, Language Arts, and Science Assessments • Assessment and Assignment Builder • Additional Reports

Math and Language Arts Assessments
Orchard Gold Star for Your State’s Math, Language Arts, and Science Assessments, directly correlated to national standardized tests or your state’s standards, are designed to help educators teach more effectively. Orchard tests are designed to identify potential weaknesses in students’ core knowledge and to prescribe Orchard activities to strengthen those trouble areas. Orchard tests also can be used to measure educational gains after students have worked through targeted instruction and to identify any areas where further instruction is needed. Responses are stored in the students’ portfolios so teachers can view, assess, and evaluate appropriate skills and strategies, or use the data in student-teacher discussions, conferences, or formal portfolio collections.

Assessment and Assignment Builder
Orchard Gold Star for Your State’s Assessment and Assignment Builder is a built-in, standard-specific database designed to help teachers find which Orchard Skill Trees correspond to the skills students need to master to meet their educational goals. Educators may generate tests from a select subset of standards; create and share custom, standards-based assignments; and save custom tests and assignments for later use. This straightforward tool, unique to Orchard Gold Star for Your State, saves valuable time and provides resources for educators striving to effectively address students’ diverse needs.

The Orchard Manager
All Orchard Skill Trees and assessments work under the same simple, yet powerful, universal management system: the Orchard Manager. This system provides educators with easy ways to individualize student instruction, access teacher tools to enhance their curriculum, and obtain a variety of reports that provide all the information necessary to meet current accountability standards. The following sections of this manual provide detailed information on the effective uses of the Orchard Manager such as entering Orchard, managing teachers, importing data, tracking students, and more.

Orchard Skill Trees
Orchard Skill Trees deliver targeted instruction through a variety of instructional methods such as tutorial, drill and practice, simulation, and exploration. Six types of Skill Trees are offered to provide teachers and students innovative ways to teach, learn, practice, reinforce, and enrich key concepts. These are SkillBuilders, Critical Concepts, Math Concepts, Science Concepts, Learning Games, and Teacher Tools.

How does Orchard Gold Star work?
Here is an example of how Orchard Gold Star works:

1 Students progress through various Skill Trees to master
essential skills.

2 Records and reports are generated that reflect student
progress. These reports can be useful for students, educators, parents, administrators, and curriculum specialists. 

Introduction (cont.)
How does Orchard Gold Star for Your State work?
Here is an example of how Orchard Gold Star for Your State works:

What level of teacher involvement is required to successfully use Orchard Gold Star?
The Orchard Manager is the perfect management system for today’s busy teacher. Teachers can choose various levels of involvement, while always being assured students are receiving high-quality instruction. Teachers can use the Orchard Manager to set up classes and create assignments. In addition, teachers can add valuable input by assigning the Skill Trees they have found to be most relevant to their students’ needs. Teachers who want to get more involved in their students’ learning can customize assignments in a number of ways. Any Orchard assignment, including class assignments, can be tailored to meet students’ individual needs. Once an assignment list has been generated, teachers can modify the program parameters and edit assignments to customize instruction. Teachers may do this for the entire class or for an individual student. With Orchard Gold Star for Your State, teachers can assign tests and rely on the computer to determine appropriate Skill Trees for each student. They can also use the Assessment and Assignment Builder tool to help find which Orchard Skill Trees correspond to the skills students need to master to meet educational goals set by a state or national test.

1 Students complete a grade-specific math, language arts,
or science test based on state or national standards.

2 Based on the results of the test, Orchard Gold Star for

Your State determines which standard(s) the student is struggling with and where he/she needs remediation. learning plan for the student by assigning specific Skill Trees based on identified problem areas. In addition, teachers can use Assessment and Assignment Builder (a built-in, standard-specific database) to assign Skill Trees by state or national test standards. essential skills. 

Orchard Gold Star for Your State creates a customized

4 Students progress through various Skill Trees to master  Assessments can be administered at prescribed intervals
to measure educational gains. 

Records and reports are generated that reflect student
progress. These reports can be useful for students, educators, parents, administrators, and curriculum specialists.

What setting is required to use Orchard Gold Star?
Orchard can be used effectively in a variety of classroom settings, from a single-computer classroom to a computer lab. For example, in a single-computer classroom setting, teachers can have students take turns using Orchard to work through their individualized assignment lists. Teachers also may present one of the many tutorial lessons to the whole class to introduce a new concept, or use the open-ended, higher-order-thinking questions found in many programs as a means of generating large group discussions. Orchard is also ideal for use in a learning center, or station, in classrooms with small banks of computers. Teachers can have small groups of students explore Orchard’s diverse content to answer a particular question, or they can have students rotate through an Orchard learning station to complete a pre-determined assignment that directly correlates to the classroom curriculum. Of course, Orchard can also be used very effectively in a computer lab setting. Because each student can be working on his/her own individual Orchard assignment, this is an ideal way to make the most out of limited access to a computer lab. Students work at their own pace within a large-group setting while receiving the targeted instruction and practice they need. Orchard Gold Star’s and Orchard Gold Star for Your State’s versatility and usability make them a valuable addition to any classroom setting. 

Login Management
The variety of ways to enter Orchard provides you and your students with the flexibility you need to meet educational goals. You may log in as yourself (using your unique login name and optional password) to access your classes. In addition, each student may enter Orchard either as a Guest for quick access to programs, or by using his or her specific login name to access individualized assignments. To access The Orchard Manager All Skill Trees Individualized Assignment Log in as Yourself (using your unique login name) Click Guest button A Pre-enrolled Student (using a unique login name) Password Set by your administrator or a managing teacher N/A (Optional)

1 Double-click the Orchard icon to open the login screen.*

2 Enter your login name and password (if required).
(Neither the login name nor the password is casesensitive.)

Changing Schools
Orchard Gold Star now provides the ability to access multiple schools. If multiple schools have been set up for you, Orchard Gold Star offers you, upon your first login, the option of selecting a school. Orchard then remembers that school so you do not have to select it every time you log in. To change schools, follow the instructions below:

Accessing the Orchard Manager
All Orchard Skill Trees work under the same simple, yet powerful, universal management system, the Orchard Manager. This system provides you with an easy way to individualize student instruction, access teacher tools to enhance your curriculum, and obtain a variety of reports that provide all of the information your school needs to meet today’s accountability standards.

1 Double-click the Orchard icon to open the login screen.*
The name of the current school appears at the bottom of the login screen.

Logging in to Orchard as a Teacher
Logging in to Orchard as a teacher gives you access to the Students, Class, Reports, and Messages tabs. The options within the Students and Reports tabs differ from those for administrators. The Students tab allows you to make changes involving individual students, such as editing and customizing student assignments, in addition to editing student information. The Class tab allows you to edit or delete class assignments, modify parameters for classes, and access teacher tools like Assessment and Assignment Builder, Flash Card Maker, and Worksheet Maker. The Reports tab provides access to options for printing class lists or class records such as assessment summaries. The Messages tab allows you to communicate with teachers and receive important system messages such as notification when an interval assignment is assigned to students. Some teachers in Orchard are set up by the administrator to manage other teachers. These teachers may access a Manage Teachers screen, which allows them to add new teachers, edit teachers, assign classes to teachers, and take teachers offline. Teachers can enter Orchard using their login name to access classes they set up or that are assigned to them by administrators. Any classes teachers set up using their unique login name will automatically be assigned to them. Note: Each class can be assigned to only one teacher. If two or more teachers need to access a class (for example, for team teaching purposes), we recommend that a new teacher be created and that this teacher’s login name and password be shared with all teachers who need to access that class.

2 Press Ctrl+Shift+~ (the tilde key) on your keyboard.
A drop-down menu appears allowing you to select a school. 

Select a school from the drop-down menu, and then log
in to Orchard.

*The Orchard icon is located by default in the Orchard folder. For Windows users, the Orchard icon also is located by default in the Start Menu. For Macintosh users, the Orchard icon also is located in the Mac Dock menu when launched. 

Login Management (cont.)
Changing a Teacher's Password
To ensure security, you are strongly encouraged to change or create a password. Note: If you forget your password, ask an Orchard administrator or teacher who manages other teachers in Orchard to delete or change your password. To change your own password:

Entering Orchard as a Guest
Using Orchard in the guest mode is an ideal solution for quick practice sessions on a particular concept or skill or for introducing students to a new Skill Tree. By entering Orchard as a guest, students can quickly access all available Orchard programs. This method requires little teacher involvement. However, keep in mind that when students use Orchard in the guest mode, no names, records, or bookmarks are kept. Therefore, using guest mode on a regular basis is not recommended.

1 Double-click the Orchard icon to open the login screen.* 2 Enter your login name, click OK, select a class, and click
OK again. Note: If you have not yet set up classes, see “Creating a New Class” on page 9.

1 Double-click the Orchard icon to open the login screen.* 2 Click the Guest button. 

On the File menu, click Change Password. 4 Enter a new password twice, and then click OK.

Accessing Assignments
Entering Orchard as a Pre-Enrolled Student
Having students enter Orchard using a specific login name not only allows you to monitor student progress through the variety of records that are kept on each student but also allows students to access individualized assignments tailored to their specific needs. 

Enter the name by which you would like to be called. 4 Click OK.

1 Double-click the Orchard icon to open the login screen.* 2 Enter your login name and password (if required) and
click OK. Note: A student must be enrolled in at least one class within the Orchard Manager to use this option. Please refer to the “Adding Students to Your Class” section of this manual on page 10 for more information.

Changing Access to Guest Login
The guest option can be changed by an administrator. (The default setting is to allow a student to log in as a guest.)

*The Orchard icon is located by default in the Orchard folder. For Windows users, the Orchard icon is also located by default in the Start Menu. For Macintosh users, the Orchard icon is also located by default in the Mac Dock menu. 

Managing Classes
Creating a New Class
The first step in using the Orchard Manager is to set up your classes. In Orchard, a class can be any group of students. This gives you the flexibility to create an individualized assignment for a small group of students such as a reading group, or for a larger group of students such as an entire grade.

Accessing a Class at Login
Teachers may only access classes they create and classes assigned to them by an administrator. Only one teacher may be assigned to, or “own,” a class at one time. Note: If two or more teachers need to access a class (for example, for team teaching purposes), we recommend that you create a new teacher and share the login name and password with all teachers who need to access that class.

1 Log in using your login name and password (if
required). The Select Class screen appears.

1 Log in using your login name and password (if
required). The Select Class screen appears.

2 Click the New Class button.
The New Class dialog box appears.

2 Select the appropriate class, and then click OK.

Changing Classes After Login
After logging in and selecting a class, you may quickly change classes without needing to log out and log in again.

1 Log in using your login name and password (if
required). 

Enter the name for the new class, select the platform
students will work on, and then click OK. Note: Class names must be no longer than 40 characters, including spaces. Certain special characters (e.g., periods, quotes, hyphens, etc.) are allowed in the name.

2 Select a class, and then click OK.  Select the Students or Class tab. 4 Click the Select Class button.
The Select Class screen appears. 

Select the appropriate class, and then click OK. 

Managing Classes (cont.)
Adding Students to Your Class
Once you have created your classes, you will need to add the appropriate students to the roster of each class. There are three ways to do this: add the students manually, use a master list to import students, or have students use the selfenroll feature. 

If desired, enter a password for the student.
Note: A password may contain no more than 15 characters and is not case sensitive. 

If you would like to add a digital photo of the student, follow these steps: • Click Add Student Picture. • Navigate to the location of the student’s photo. • Select the file and click Open.

Adding Students Manually
Adding students manually works well when entering students into your Orchard classes that are not currently in the Orchard database. Each student you add is automatically added to the master student list.

Note: Student pictures must be in jpg, gif, or png format and are limited to 512K.

1 Log in using your login name and password (if

required), and select the appropriate class. (To select a class, highlight the class and click OK.)

2 Select the Students tab. 

To input student demographic information, click the Demographics tab and then type in, select from, or click the appropriate fields to enter the information. See page 15 for setting up demographic fields. To enter more students click Next, or click Done if finished. 

Click the New Student button.
The New Student screen appears. 

Note: While logged in as Teacher, you may switch classes at any time by clicking the Select Class button next to the Class Name field.

Adding Students From the Master List
The master student list contains the names of any students added to your class, as well as any students added to the Orchard database by another teacher or administrator. Once a master student list has been created by an administrator, you can use it to add students to any class you create.

4 Enter the student’s first, middle (optional), and last
names and press TAB. Notes: You may enter up to 25 characters each for first, middle, and last names. A login name composed of the first and last names appears with no spaces in between. The login name may be up to 50 characters long and is not case sensitive. Each login name in the Orchard system must be unique.

1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Students tab.  Click the Class Enrollment button.
The Class Enrollment screen appears.

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Managing Classes (cont.)
4 Click students’ names in the master list that you would
like to add to your class.

Using the Self-Enroll Feature to Add Students
The self-enrollment option can be a great time saver for teachers with older students. However, it should be used with caution, as the teacher does not maintain control over student input. Note: The system administrator may disable this function, if desired. Have students follow these steps to enroll: 

Click the Add button.
Note: You may select multiple names on the list by pressing the Shift or Ctrl keys on Windows, or the Shift or Command keys on a Mac OS X, while clicking.

Adding Students From Another Class
Note: You may copy students only from a class that is assigned to you.

1 Click the New Student button at the initial login screen.
The New Student screen appears.

1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Students tab.  Click the Class Enrollment button.
The Class Enrollment screen appears.

4 Click the Copy From... button.
The Select Class screen appears.

2 Enter your first name and press TAB.  Enter your middle name, if desired, and press TAB. 4 Enter your last name and press TAB.
A login name composed of your first and last names appears. 

Select the class you wish to copy students from and click
OK. The students now appear in your class list. 

If desired, change the login name to a single word that
you will be able to remember. 

Select the class in which you are enrolling and click OK.
Note: You MUST choose a class to log in to Orchard.

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Managing Classes (cont.)
Removing a Student From a Class
1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Students tab.  Click the Class Enrollment button.
The Class Enrollment screen appears.

Printing the Class Enrollment Report
The Class Enrollment Report provides a list of all students currently enrolled in the class. Student names, login names, and assigned passwords (optional) are included.

1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Reports tab.  Under the Class folder, select Enrollment Report. 4 Click the View Report button.
The Class Enrollment Report appears on-screen.

4 In the class list on the left side of the screen, click the

name of the student(s) you want to remove from your class. Notes: Removing a student from a class does not delete the student from the system. Only administrators may delete a student and his or her records from the system. Upon removal, student records for this class will no longer be available to the teacher; however, if the student is added back to the class, his or her records will be reinstated for that class. 

Click the Remove button.

Renaming a Class
You may wish to rename a class when, for example, students are promoted to the next grade, or when a teacher leaves and is replaced by a new teacher. If necessary, the renamed class can be assigned to a different teacher.

Note: Clicking on a student brings up the Student Demographic Profile Report for that student. 

To print the roster, click the Print button.

Deleting a Class
Note: Deleting a class does not delete any student names or records from the database. Records are still available in the Student Reports folder on the Reports tab.

1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Class tab.  Click the Edit Class button.
The Edit Class dialog box appears.

1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Class tab.  Click the Delete Class button to remove the selected
class from the database. A dialog box appears asking if you are sure you wish to delete the selected class.

4 If you are sure you want to delete the class, click OK at
the warning screen. Otherwise, click Cancel.

4 Enter the new name for the class, verify the correct
platform in the drop-down menu, and click OK. Note: Changing platforms causes you to lose Skill Tree bookmarks, portfolio records, assessment settings, and bookmarked data.

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Managing Students
Adding and Removing Students
See “Adding Students to Your Class” on page 10 for detailed information on creating and adding students to your classes. Students may be added individually, from the student master list, as a class copied from another class, or students may self-enroll. Another method of adding students to your class is by transferring students between schools (see below). To remove a student from a class, see “Removing a Student from a Class” on page 12.

Requesting Students and Their Records
Note: Student demographics automatically transfer if the names and field types of the demographics match exactly in both the sending and receiving schools.

1 From the File menu at the top of the screen, select
Transfer Student and Request Student.

Editing Student Information
Student information can be edited within the teacher or administrator mode. All changes made will affect any class lists for which the student is enrolled as well as the Master Student List.

1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Students tab.  Highlight the student you wish to edit. 4 Click the Edit Student button.

The Request Student Transfer screen appears.

2 Select the school, class, and student name for the records
you wish to receive. Comments field. 

If you wish, you may add additional comments in the
Note: Comments appear in the message received by the teacher and administrator of the student you request.

4 Click Request.
Notes: If a student is in more than one class, a screen appears notifying you and asking you to select a matching class for each current class. Click Change Class, select the appropriate class, click OK, and repeat until all desired classes are selected. Click OK to request the transfer. If you do not know which class to select, you may click OK. A dialog box warning you no classes have been mapped appears. Click OK to continue. If you do not select a new class for a student when prompted, all of that student’s class records will be inaccessible after the transfer. A dialog box appears asking if you are sure you wish to request the selected student. 

Change the necessary information: last name, first name,
login name, password, demographics, picture, etc. 

Click Save when you are done.

Transferring Students Between Schools
If a student transfers from one school to another, the student’s records can be transferred directly from the old class to the new class. Notes: You may transfer students from one school to another if the schools are in the same cluster. A cluster is a group of schools connected via a WAN connection. One school district may have many clusters. You may only transfer within a cluster. Once transferred, students are inaccessible and their records are no longer available to the classes from which they transferred. 

Click OK.
A message is sent to the teacher of the selected class stating that you have requested a student’s records. If the requested student is in zero or more than one class, the student’s school administrator receives the request. To complete the process of sending records, recipients accept the request.

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Managing Students (cont.)
Accepting a Request
To ensure proper security, an administrator or the teacher of the class in which the student’s records reside must accept the request, which will send the records to the new class; student records cannot be “pulled” from another class.

4 Click Send.
Note: If a student is in more than one class, a screen appears notifying you and asking you to select a matching class for each current class. Click Change Class, select the appropriate class, click OK, and repeat until all desired classes are selected. Click OK to transfer. If you do not know which class to select, you may click OK. A dialog box warning you no classes have been mapped appears. Click OK to continue. If you do not select a new class for a student when prompted, all of that student’s class records will be inaccessible after the transfer. A dialog box appears asking if you are sure you wish to transfer the selected student to the selected location.

1 Log in and click the Messages tab. 2 Open the message containing the request.
The message opens, displaying the details of the transfer request and asking if you would like to accept or decline the transfer. 

Click OK.
The student disappears from the class list. A message is sent to any teacher of the selected class(es) and to any teacher who had the student in his/her class(es) stating that you have sent a student and his or her records.

Transferring Students Between Classes
Note: See “The Messages Tab” on page 42 for details on how to use Orchard’s messaging feature. A student also may be transferred from one class to another within the same school. You may transfer a student between classes that are owned by the same teacher, or between a single teacher’s classes. The teacher of a class can request or send a student from or to another class he or she owns, or to another teacher’s class within the same school. 

Click Accept to transfer records.
The student disappears from the class list. A message is sent to the teacher of the selected class(es) and to any teacher who had the student in his/her class(es) stating that you have sent a student and his or her records.

1 Log in and select Transfer Student from the File menu. 2 Choose Send Student to send a student to a new class.
(Note: The class to which you send the student must be owned by a teacher, or the student’s records will be lost.) wish to send, the school, and the new class to which the student will be sent.

Sending Students and Their Records
To ensure proper security, an administrator or the teacher of the class in which the student’s records reside must send the records to the new class; student records cannot be “pulled” from another class. Note: Student demographics automatically transfer if the names and field types of the demographics match exactly in both the sending and receiving schools. 

At the Transfer Student screen, select the student you

4 Click Send, and click OK to confirm the student transfer.
The teacher to whose class the student has been sent will receive a message notifying him or her of the transfer. A student also may be transferred to a new class within the same school by requesting that student:

1 From the File menu at the top of the screen, select
Transfer Student and then Send Student. The Transfer Student screen appears.

2 Select the appropriate student to transfer.  Select the school to which you wish to send the records
and, if known, the class into which the student is transferring. Note: Selecting [none] as the class will add the student to the school’s Master Student List. The student may then be added to a class by a teacher. If you do not select a new class for a student when prompted, all that student’s class records will be inaccessible after the transfer.

1 Log in and select Transfer Student from the File menu. 2 Choose Request Student.  At the Request Student Transfer screen, select the
school, class, and student you wish to request to transfer from one class to another.

4 Click OK to confirm the student transfer request.
The teacher to whose class the student will be sent will receive a message requesting the transfer.

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Managing Students (cont.)
Taking Students Offline
Orchard allows you to view and manage students’ online status. You may know, at a glance, whether or not students are logged in to Orchard and the specific Skill Tree subject area each student is working in. Note: A computer icon next to the name means the student is logged in to Orchard. Different icons denote subject areas: Math (MA), Language Arts (LA), Science (SC), Assessments (T), Custom Assessments (CT), Social Studies (SS), and third-party programs. Taking students offline is especially useful if the student’s computer freezes or won’t work. Taking a student offline allows him/her to log in again. selecting, or checking, depending on the type of field that was defined. 

Click the page tabs (if necessary) to see all of the fields.  If you want to locate a particular field, select the field
name in the Field Finder at the bottom of the screen. The page on which that field appears is brought to the front.

1 Log in and select the Students tab. 2 Select the appropriate student(s) from the Class
Students List and click the Students Online button. Select a student and click Take Offline. A message appears asking if you are sure you wish to take the selected student(s) offline.

Note: By default, the demographics information fits to one screen unless you add additional demographic fields. Field Finder appears only if there is more than one page. Use Field Finder to jump to the page containing the field you are looking for, or click the Page tabs to see all available fields. 

Click OK.

Changing a Student's Password
1 Log in and click the Students tab. 2 Select the name of a student and click the Edit Student
button. 

When you are finished entering demographic

information for the selected student, click Save. 

Enter a new password in the Password field. Passwords
may be no longer than 15 characters, and they are not case sensitive.

4 Click Save when you are finished.

Assigning Demographic Information to Students
1 Log in and select the Students tab. 2 Click a student name and then click Edit Student.
The Edit Student screen appears. 

Click the Demographics tab.

4 Enter information into each of the fields by typing,

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Managing Curriculum
Creating Assignments
Use Orchard in various ways to create targeted, individualized assignments for all of your students. Administer Orchard’s standards-based Language Arts, Math, and Science Tests, which will identify students’ areas of weakness and assign the appropriate Skill Trees for remediation. Pick and choose Skill Trees from the master program list, automatically assign tests or Skill Trees at intervals, and use Teacher Tools to create additional assignments.

4 If you wish to filter the programs, click the Filter List
button below the Installed Orchard Programs field. The Filter Installed Orchard Programs screen appears.

Using Tests to Create an Assignment for Your Class
Only Orchard Gold Star for Your State users may use tests to create assignments.
Use the class assignment option if all or most of the students in your class will be taking the same test(s). Note: Assessment tests give the student the option of completing half of the test in one sitting and then returning to complete the remainder of the test later. After completing half of the test, the student will be informed that the test is half finished and asked if he or she wishes to continue with the test or stop. This option may be especially useful for young students or for students who have a shorter attention span. Note: When the Filter Programs screen appears, all boxes are checked. If you wish to start with no items showing, click the Deselect All button. • Under Subject and Grade Range, select the check boxes to choose the desired subjects, and use the drop-down menus next to the selected subjects to identify the grade range for which you would like to view programs. • Click the check box for Tests to view all tests available for the subject and grade range you selected. Note: Select the Assignment Groups check box to filter custom assignments made with Orchard for Your State’s Assessment and Assignment Builder (see page 26). • When you are finished filtering the Orchard programs, click OK. Only the filtered programs appear in the list of Installed Orchard Programs on the Class Assignments screen. Note: “List Filtered” appears in red letters beneath the Filter List button to notify you that the list has been filtered.

1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Class tab. 

To highlight the Tests you wish to assign, click the  Click the Edit Class Assignments button.
The Class Assignments screen appears. There are no Orchard programs assigned to students as the default. You may either scroll through all of the installed Orchard programs or filter the programs by subject area, grade level, and program type (Test, Skill Tree, thirdparty program, or assignment groups).

desired tests in the Installed Orchard Programs list and then click the Add button, or double-click each of the desired Test(s). Note: You may select multiple items from the list by pressing the Shift or Ctrl keys on Windows, or the Shift or Command keys on a Mac OS X, while clicking. Or, click and drag the Skill Tree or Test from the Installed Orchard Programs list to the Assignment Order column. 

If you need to remove a test from the assignment list,

highlight it in the Assignment Order field and click the Remove button or double-click the desired Test. Note: Removing a program from an assignment does not erase the program from your computer.

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Click OK when you are done.
The Class Assignment Distribution screen appears.

Using Tests to Create an Assignment for an Individual Student
Only Orchard Gold Star for Your State users may use tests to create assignments. 1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Students tab and select the appropriate
student. 

Click the Edit Student Assignments button.
The Student Assignment screen appears.

You are asked to identify the students who will be affected by this change. Students whose names are checked will receive the change. 

Click a name to change whether or not it is checked.
Note: If you have some students that you know are performing above or below grade level, you may assign them a different grade-level test. To do so, simply remove the check mark before their names and see the following section, “Using Tests to Create an Assignment for an Individual Student.”

The default assignment for each student is the assignment for the selected class. 

Select either Add to Existing Assignments or Replace
Existing Assignments. If you choose to add to existing assignments, all previous assignments will remain, and the new lessons will be added to the students’ assignments either at the top or bottom (select the appropriate radio button) of the assignment list. If you decide to replace existing assignments, all selected students’ previously assigned lessons will be replaced with the class assignments in the Assignment Order list. Note: If you wish to remove assignments or assessments, you MUST select Replace Existing Assignments to make them disappear from student assignment lists. You will be asked to confirm your decision. Click Yes to confirm your decision and continue, or click No to cancel your decision to replace assignments.

4 To remove assignments, do one of the following:
• Click the Remove All button to remove all the current assignments. • Click the assignments you wish to remove and click Remove. • Double-click individual assignments you wish to remove. Notes: Removing a program from an assignment does not erase the program from your computer. Removing an assignment or assessment removes records for them from the student reports. However, should you wish to reassign assessments or assignments, the data reappears in the report. Skill Tree and assessment data are not lost. You may select multiple names on the list by pressing the Shift or Ctrl keys on Windows, or the Shift or Command keys on a Mac OS X, while clicking. You may either scroll through all of the installed Orchard Programs or filter the programs by subject area, grade level, and program type (Test, Skill Tree, thirdparty programs, or assignment groups). See Step 4 of “Using Tests to Create an Assignment for Your Class” on page 16 for instructions on filtering.

10 When you are finished, click OK.
Unless a teacher assigns additional Skill Trees, students must complete an assigned test before moving on to Skill Trees. Once a student completes the test, Orchard identifies areas of weakness and assigns appropriate Skill Trees for remediation. 

Scroll through the Installed Orchard Programs list to
identify the test(s) you would like to assign.

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Select one or more tests to assign by highlighting them

and clicking the Add button, or double-click the desired test(s) to assign them. 

When you are done, click OK.

Adding to/Editing Class Assignments
Any Orchard assignment, class or individual, can be tailored to meet students’ individual needs. At any time, you may add to students’ assignment lists based upon your knowledge and understanding of your students’ abilities. To make this process easier, you can quickly access details for any Skill Tree with the click of a mouse while in the Orchard Manager.

4 Select the appropriate program(s) from the Installed
Orchard Programs or the Assignment Order list by clicking the Skill Tree name(s) you want.

1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Class tab and click the Edit Class Assignment
button. The Class Assignments screen appears. 

Click the Add or Remove button.
Notes: Removing an assignment or assessment removes records for them from the student reports. However, should you wish to reassign assessments or assignments, the data reappear in student reports. Student Skill Tree and assessment data are not lost by clicking Remove. You may select multiple names on the list by pressing the Shift or Ctrl keys on Windows, or the Shift or Command keys on a Mac OS X, while clicking. You also may click and drag the program to the Assignments column. Select a Skill Tree in the Assignment Order list, and then click the Up or Down arrow to change the order of Skill Trees the student views. You may also drag and drop assignments.

You may either scroll through all of the installed Orchard Programs or filter the programs by subject area, grade level, and program type (i.e., Test, Skill Tree, third-party programs, or assignment groups). See Step 4 of “Using Tests to Create an Assignment for Your Class” on page 16 for instructions on filtering. Note: In any program list, simply type the number of the Skill Tree to jump to that Skill Tree. Or, you may type the first letter(s) of the Skill Tree or test to jump to that section.

Removing a program from an assignment does not erase the program from your computer. 

When you are finished adding assignments, click OK.
The Class Assignment Distribution screen appears. 

Select any of the Skill Trees listed in the Installed

Orchard Programs list and click the Info button, or right-click on any program. A Skill Tree Info screen appears with the Skill Tree name, subject, grade level, type of activity, whether or not the activity is a two-player game, completion time, and whether or not the Skill Tree exhausts (that is, disappears from the student assignment list when it is completed). Click OK when you are finished viewing the Skill Tree information. Note: On a Mac, you also may see whether the program is OS X native. If not, the program will launch and run in Classic mode.

You are asked to identify the students who will be affected by this change. Students whose names are checked will receive the change.

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Click a name to change whether or not it is checked.
Note: If you have some students that you know are performing above or below grade level, you may assign them a different grade-level test. To do so, simply remove the check mark before their name(s) and add to or edit an individual student assignment (see the following section). You may either scroll through all of the installed Orchard Programs or filter the programs by subject area, grade level, and program type (Test, Skill Tree, thirdparty programs, and assignment groups). See Step 4 of “Using Tests to Create an Assignment for Your Class” on page 16 for instructions on filtering. 

Select either Add to Existing Assignments or Replace
Existing Assignments. If you choose to add to existing assignments, all previous assignments will remain, and the new lessons will be added to the students’ assignments either at the top or bottom of the assignment list (select the appropriate radio button). If you decide to replace existing assignments, all selected students’ previously assigned lessons will be replaced with the class assignments in the Assignment Order list. Note: If you wish to remove assignments or assessments, you MUST select Replace Existing Assignments to make them disappear from student assignment lists. You will be asked to confirm your decision. Click Yes to confirm your decision and continue, or click No to cancel your decision to replace assignments. 

Select any of the Skill Trees listed in the Installed

Orchard Programs list and click the Info button, or right-click on a program name. A Program Info screen appears with the Skill Tree name, subject, grade level, type of activity, whether or not the activity is a two-player game, completion time, and whether or not the Skill Tree exhausts (that is, disappears from the student program list when it is completed). Click OK when you are finished viewing the program information. 

When you are finished, click OK.

Adding to/Editing an Individual Student's Assignments
At any time, you may add to students’ assignment lists based upon your knowledge and understanding of your students’ abilities. To make this process easier, you may quickly access details for any Skill Tree with the click of a mouse while in the Orchard Manager.

Note: On a Mac, you may also see whether the program is OS X native. If not, the program will launch and run in Classic mode.

4 Select the appropriate program(s) from the Installed
Orchard Programs or the Assignment Order list by clicking the Skill Tree name(s) you want. 

Click the Add or Remove button.
Notes: Removing an assignment or assessment removes records for them from the student reports. However, should you wish to reassign assessments or assignments, the data reappear in the report. Skill Tree and assessment data are not lost. You may select multiple names on the list by pressing the Shift or Ctrl keys on Windows, or the Shift or Command keys on a Mac OS X, while clicking. Select a Skill Tree in the Assignment Order list, and then click the Up or Down arrow to change the order of Skill Trees the student views. You may also drag and drop assignments. Removing a program from an assignment does not erase the program from your computer.

1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Students tab, select a student, and then click
Edit Student Assignments. The Student Assignment screen appears. 

When you are finished adding assignments, click OK.

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Creating Interval Assignments
Interval assignments provide an easy way for teachers to track student progress by automatically reassigning Skill Trees or tests. Students may take a test an unlimited number of times. Each time a test is taken, activities may be assigned, and reports show a change in results over time. Teachers receive a message on their Messages tab (see page 42) each time students in a class are assigned an interval for a Skill Tree or Assessment Test. This way, teachers know students received a test or Skill Tree assignment and the prescribed date(s). Note: Interval assignments may only be created for classes, NOT for individual students; ALL students within the class receive an interval assignment when it is assigned. 

Select a start and end date for automatically reassigning
the program(s) to students. 

Select either Add to Existing Assignments or Replace

Existing Assignments, and decide whether or not to hide all other assignments. If you choose to add to existing assignments, all previous assignments will remain, and the new lessons will be added to the students’ assignments either at the top or bottom of the assignment list (select the appropriate radio button). If you decide to replace existing assignments, when the interval assignment is automatically assigned, all other assignments will be deleted except the interval assignment. Select the Hide Other Assignments check box if you wish to add the interval assignment and make it the ONLY assignment available until the student completes it.

1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Class tab, and then click Edit Class
Assignments. The Class Assignments screen appears. 

Verify the next date the interval assignment will be
assigned to students, and then click OK. The clock appears in the Assignment Order list next to all interval assignments as a visual reminder that an interval has been configured for that Orchard test or Skill Tree. 

Click OK on the Class Assignments screen.
The Class Assignment Distribution screen appears. 

Select the assignment(s) you wish to create intervals

for from the Assignment Order list, and then click the Interval button. Notes: You may create intervals for multiple assignments. You may select multiple names on the list by pressing the Shift or Ctrl keys on Windows, or the Shift or Command keys on a Mac OS X, while clicking. The Interval screen appears.

Note: ALL students in the class receive an interval assignment when it is assigned. 

Click a name to change whether or not it is checked.
Note: If you have some students that you know are performing above or below grade level, you may assign them a different grade-level test. To do so, simply remove the check mark before their name(s) and add to or edit an individual student assignment (see page 19).

4 Select a frequency for the program(s) to be assigned
(daily, weekly, monthly, or a single date).

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10 Select either Add to Existing Assignments or Replace
Existing Assignments. If you choose to add to existing assignments, all previous assignments will remain, and the new lessons will be added to the students’ assignments either at the top or bottom of the assignment list (select the appropriate radio button). If you decide to replace existing assignments, all selected students’ previously assigned lessons will be replaced with the class assignments in the Assignment Order list. You will be asked to confirm your decision. Click Yes to confirm your decision and continue, or click No to cancel your decision to replace assignments. 

Follow the previous instructions for “Creating Interval
Assignments,” starting with Step 6.

Editing the Number of Skill Trees Viewed
You can change the number of Skill Trees available to your students when they log in to Orchard.

1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 To change the number of Skill Trees that can be viewed
for the entire class, select the Class tab. To change the number of Skill Trees that can be viewed for individual students, select the Students tab and highlight the student for whom you want to make this change.

11 When you are finished, click OK.
Note: Teachers receive a message on their Messages tab (see page 42) each time a Skill Tree gets assigned an interval.

Note: Changing the number of Skill Trees viewed on the Class tab overwrites any changes made to individual students’ assignments on the Student tab.

Editing an Interval Assignment
Click the Snooze button to delay an interval assignment for a time you specify. This feature is helpful to temporarily put an interval assignment on hold because of a school break or to focus on other Orchard activities. 

Click the Edit # of Skill Trees Viewed button.
The Number of Skill Trees Viewed screen appears.

1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Class tab, and then click Edit Class
Assignments. 

Select the assignment(s) you wish to edit in the
The Interval screen appears.

Assignment Order list, and then click the Interval button.

4 Select the number of Skill Trees to be viewed by

students, or select Other and type in a number. The default setting is “All.” 

Click OK to save your changes.

Printing Student or Class Assignments
4 Click the Snooze button.
The Choose New Start Date calendar appears.

1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Reports tab, and then click Assignment Report
in the Class folder or Student folder. Note: The title on the report will indicate whether you are viewing the Student Assignment Report or Class Assignment Report. 

Click the View Report button, or double-click the name
of the report.

4 When the report appears, click Print.  Select a new start date and click OK.

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Modifying Test and Program Parameters
Only Orchard Gold Star for Your State users may modify test parameters.
Program and test parameters can be modified for an individual student or an entire class, giving you the flexibility you need to customize instruction according to your students’ individual needs. Note: Because parameters differ for each program, refer to the appropriate Bundle Guide for more information on setting program parameters for individual Skill Trees. There are two ways to modify student and class parameters for tests and programs. The first way is to edit them directly. The second is to copy them from another class. For individual students, you may modify test and program parameters directly, or you may reset them to default or class parameters (see “Deleting Student Test and Program Parameters” on page 24). Include Learning Games (LG) Skill Trees – Includes the appropriate Learning Games in the students’ assignments. Assessment tests for grades 1-3 math and language arts have voice options: Voice – Enables students to listen to the question and answer choices. Play voice automatically – Reads the question and answer choices to the students automatically, if checked. If this option is not checked, the student may click the speaker icon to hear the question and answers. Alternatively, the student may click a question or answer to hear it read. There are two ways to modify these parameters for a test. The first way is to edit them directly. The second is to copy them from another class.

Directly Modifying Student or Class Parameters
Note: Only Orchard Gold Star for Your State users may modify test parameters.

Assessment Settings
Several test parameters can be adjusted for a class or individual student. The default Assessment Settings are shown below:

1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Class or Student tab.  Click the Edit Class Parameters or Edit Student
Parameters button. The Program/Test Parameters screen appears for the class assignments (A), or for the student assignments (B).

A

Explain your answer up to every [5] problems. – Allows you to determine how often students are required to provide explanations for their answers. Some questions are better suited for this feature than others. Therefore, the test will only ask the student for an explanation for those questions where it is appropriate up to the frequency which you specify (the default setting is 5). You can review students’ answers using the Student Portfolio Report. If you do not want students to explain their answers, deselect the check box. Math: Allow a calculator if provided? – Provides a built-in calculator for students to use, when appropriate. Create Automatic Student Assignment – Assigns the appropriate Skill Trees and unique parameters to each individual student in the class based on his/her test results. Auto Assign Test – Automatically reassigns the test as part of the student’s assignment. You may wish to deselect this box if you want to make sure students work through the Skill Trees before taking the test again.

B

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4 If you want to enter a completion time for a test or
program, highlight the appropriate test or program and enter the number of minutes in the Completion Time field. Notes: You can set the maximum amount of time students may spend in a Skill Tree. By setting time limits, you can ensure students access all assigned programs in a timely manner. If students “time out,” they will be able to remain in the Skill Tree until they log out, but they will not be able to access the Skill Tree when they next log in. If you wish to give a student more time, select the student’s name on the Student tab, click Edit Student Assignments, click the Skill Tree (which will be grayed out) in the Assignment Order field, and set a new time. The Completion Time box has a suggested amount of time for students to spend in the particular program. If the time reads N/A, the program has a natural completion, and you may not prescribe a time limit. To change the completion time for a class, set the time before enrolling students in that class. Changing the time in the Completion Time box for a class does not affect that class’s current students. The change is only applied to students who enroll in the class after the change was made. If you wish to change the completion time for an individual student, select a student from the Students tab and click Edit Student Parameters.

Modifying Test and Program Parameters by Copying From Another Class
Note: Only Orchard Gold Star for Your State users may modify test parameters.

1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Class tab.  Click the Edit Class Parameters button. 4 Highlight the appropriate test or program and click the
Copy From... button. The Copy Program Parameters screen appears. 

Select the class and program whose parameters you
wish to copy. Note: You may only copy parameters from the classes that you own. 

To edit other parameters, select the appropriate test or
The Orchard Manager will notify you if there are no parameters to modify.

program by double-clicking the name or by highlighting the name and clicking Edit. 

Click OK.  Click Done. Resetting Test Parameters to the Default Settings
Note: Only Orchard Gold Star for Your State users may modify test parameters. 

Change the appropriate parameters (see the Assessment
Settings screen on page 22 for tests), and click OK when you are done. Note: Because parameters differ for each program, refer to the appropriate Bundle Guide for more information on setting program parameters for individual Skill Trees. If you are editing parameters for a class, a dialog box appears asking if you wish your changes to affect students who are currently using the program. • Click Yes to apply your changes to all students, even those who have already launched the program. • Click No to apply changes to those students who have NOT launched the program yet, and who do NOT have individual assignments set up for them in the Orchard Manager.

1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Class tab.  Click the Edit Class Parameters button. 4 Choose the test for which you would like to reset the
parameters. 

Click the Reset Defaults button.  Confirm your decision.  Click Done to return to the Class tab. 

Click Done.

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Deleting Student Test and Program Parameters
Deleting student test or program parameters resets parameters to their default settings or, if there are class parameter settings for the test program, sets the student parameters to be the same as those of the class. Note: Only Orchard Gold Star for Your State users may modify test parameters. Refer to the appropriate bundle guide for more information on each of the programs in your grade-level subject Bundles.

Completing Tests (for Orchard Gold Star for Your
State users only)
When taking tests, students are provided with a scroll indicator. Students will be able to see at a glance whether they need to scroll to view remaining parts of a test question. This is an excellent tool for reinforcing the testtaking strategy of reading all answer choices.

1 Log in and select the appropriate class. 2 Select the Students tab.  Select a student and click Edit Student Parameters. 4 Choose the test for which you would like to reset the
parameters. 

Click the Delete Parameters button.  Confirm your decision and click OK.  Click Done to return to the Students tab.

Modifying Guest Parameters
Program parameters affecting students who log in as “Guest” may be modified by the administrator.

Completing the Customized Assignment List
Once an assignment has been created, students may access their assignment lists when they log in. Assigned Skill Trees may be viewed all at once or by subject area by using the subject buttons on the left. The subject buttons available to the student vary based upon the Skill Trees licensed by your school and assignments made to the student. As students complete assignments, the appropriate Skill Tree disappears from the students’ lists. This visual representation of progress eliminates potential confusion, increases time-on-task, and is motivating to students.

The following buttons are available in tests: Stop button – Quits the test and gives the student the option to save his/her place. Help button – Displays help information. Calculator button – Provides access to the online calculator. Note: Access to the calculator is set through the test parameters (see page 22). Skip button – Advances to the next question. At the end of the test, the student may go back and answer the skipped questions. If the student chooses not to answer the skipped questions, they will be counted as incorrect. OK button – Accepts the student’s answer. If enabled in the parameters, students must enter a response in the Explain Your Answer box to move to the next question. The box may be moved to allow the student to see the question and answer choices.To enter a response, click in the text box and type your response. Responses are stored in the Orchard Manager for you to review at your convenience. See “Modifying Test and Program Parameters” on page 22 to control the intervals for which the Explain Your Answer box appears.

Notes: To find out more information about a Skill Tree, simply right-click (Windows) or Control+click (Macintosh) its name. Mac users also will see whether the program is OS X native. To change the number of Skill Trees students see at one time, see page 21.

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After completing the test, the student is shown his or her score, and Skill Trees related to incorrect answers are automatically assigned (if enabled in the parameters). A test is automatically reassigned at the end of the student’s list of Skill Trees (if enabled in the parameters), or if it is an interval assignment, at the interval the teacher specifies. Teachers may use this test to document changes in student achievement.

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Teacher Tools
Teacher Tools help educators teach more effectively and efficiently. Orchard allows teachers to create flash cards and worksheets in minutes with Flash Card Maker and Worksheet Maker. The Orchard Assessment and Assignment Builder allows schools purchasing Orchard Gold Star for Your State to build custom assessments and assignments based upon national tests or state-specific standards. Note: Assessment and Assignment Builder is only available to Orchard Gold Star for Your State users. Flash Card Maker and Worksheet Maker are available to all Orchard Gold Star users.

2 Select the Assessment and Assignment Builder from

the Teacher Tools menu, or select the Class tab, click the Teacher Tools button, select Assessment and Assignment Builder, and then click OK. The Select Assessment and Assignment Builder Task screen appears.

Assessment and Assignment Builder
Only Orchard Gold Star for Your State users may access Assessment and Assignment Builder.
The Orchard Assessment and Assignment Builder is a powerful tool that allows educators to create standardsbased tests tailored to their needs. Educators select statespecific standards or a nationally standardized test and specify the number of randomly selected items to produce a test. This is an ideal tool for pinpointing interim progress on specific instructional objectives, and tests created with this tool may be scheduled at specific intervals. Educators may also create custom assignments based upon the standards they selected. An assignment is comprised of one or more Skill Trees aligned to the selected standards. These assignments are named by the educator and saved so that they may be easily prescribed to students immediately or at a later date. 

Click New Project.
If you have more than one set of standards installed, the Select Correlation screen appears.

Creating a Custom Assessment or Assignment
To create a custom assessment test or assignment, educators review and add the appropriate standards to their projects. Note: Only Orchard Gold Star for Your State users may access Assessment and Assignment Builder. The following icons will help you identify the differences between a state’s standardized test, a custom assessment, and an assignment group in the Installed Orchard Programs list: Indicates an assignment (group of Skill Trees) built from state-specific standards Indicates a standardized test for a particular state Indicates a correlation test built from a set of state-specific standards (“CT” after the test name tells you it is a test built using the Orchard Assessment and Assignment Builder)

4 Select the appropriate standard set from the list, and
then click OK. The Orchard Assessment and Assignment Builder appears.

The Skill Trees corresponding to the Content Area and Content Standard are shown. Questions added to the test will form a customized Correlation Test, indicated by the CT icon next to the test name.

1 Log in and select a class.

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To select a correlation for a different subject area than
the default, select the appropriate subject area from the drop-down Correlation menu. The standards are identified using the terminology of your state or the nationally standardized test that was loaded onto your system. • To automatically add search results to a project, select “Add search results to project.” Note: Orchard only adds assignable standards. If any of the standards in the search results do not correspond to Skill Trees, this option will leave out those standards when adding the search results to the project. For this reason, you may receive ten search results and only see nine added to your project if one of the ten standards in your result does not correspond to any Skill Trees. (Most standards can be assessed via the computer, but some do not currently have an appropriate Orchard software skill match. These standards are therefore left blank until additional content may be developed. You can identify them because the Add to Project button will be unavailable.) • Select the appropriate grade level for matching standards by selecting the desired condition (less than, less than or equal to, equal to, greater than or equal to, greater than, or between) from the drop-down menu, and then selecting the appropriate grade(s). Select a condition (all of the words, any of the words, or exact phrase) for the standard and then enter the appropriate word(s) or phrase. Select a condition (all of the words, any of the words, or exact phrase) for Skill Trees and then enter the appropriate word(s) or phrase. Note: We recommend that you specify standards for either the Standard or the Skill Trees field, but not both in the same search to give you the optimal number of results. • When you are finished making your selections, click Search. If no standards are found matching your search criteria, a message will be displayed to indicate this. Click OK to return to the Search dialog box. Otherwise, you will be returned to the Browser screen with the matching set of standards available to be browsed through. The number of standards matching your search criteria will be indicated in the lower right corner, and an asterisk following the numbers will indicate that this is a search result set and not the full set of standards. Notes: To return to the full set of standards, click the Reset button. Use your state’s terminology to get the best search results. Use your state Correlations book as a reference tool if you are not familiar with specific state terminology. 

Use the buttons at the bottom of the screen to browse through the standards that were loaded.

Home Previous Next End Find Reset

Return to the first standard within the selected correlation. Go back to the previous standard within the selected correlation. Go to the next standard within the selected correlation. Go to the last standard within the selected correlation. Narrow the standard set to specific standards meeting criteria you specify. (See step 7 for details.) Clear the search results and restore the full standard set for the selected correlation. The currently viewed standard for the selected correlation out of the total number of standards for the selected correlation or search result. •

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If desired, click the Find button to narrow the standards displayed to those meeting the criteria that you specify. The Search dialog box appears.

Select “Narrow previous search results” if you previously searched through the standards and would like to further narrow that search. For example, if you previously searched for standards with the term “addition” in them, you may wish to narrow your search results to only those standards applying to the third grade. 

Click the Add to Project button when you identify the standards you wish to include in your custom assessment or assignment. Click the Project tab to check the list of the bookmarked standards you have chosen. These standards will be listed on the Project tab, and the number of standards added are shown in parentheses on the Project tab.

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When you are finished selecting all of your standards, click the Project tab. Your bookmarked standards appear. To view the full description of a standard, mouse over the text. If you wish to create an assessment, complete the following steps for “Creating a Custom Assessment.” If you wish to create an assignment, complete the following steps for “Creating a Custom Assignment.” All standards are listed along with a default number of items to be included for that standard in the test. You may mouse over a standard to view its description.

4 Enter a name for the custom assessment, and then

adjust the number of questions you wish to have for each standard (if desired) by double-clicking in the # Questions box, highlighting the number, and changing it manually via your keyboard.

Creating a Custom Assessment
Note: Only Orchard Gold Star for Your State users may access Assessment and Assignment Builder.

Note: Names for the assessment tests are limited to 32 characters. For any given standard, the maximum number of questions that may be included in a test is dependent upon the number of questions correlated to that standard. The maximum number of questions for each assessment test is 100.

1 Follow the previous instructions for “Creating a Custom
Assessment or Assignment” to compile standards for your assignment, and then select the Project tab on the Orchard Assessment and Assignment Builder screen. 

Select a standard and click View Sample Questions to

see examples of questions students may see on the test. If “Randomly select questions each time test is taken” is selected on the Build Assessment Test screen (selected by default), a student will receive a randomized set of questions each time he or she runs a test. If you would like each student to receive the same questions on a test, deselect this box; additional options will allow you to select specific questions to be included, excluded, or automatically added to or from your test.

2 Review the standards you bookmarked in the

Bookmarked Standards list, select a standard, and then use the following buttons, as desired: Remove the selected standard from the project. Note: The standard still remains in the Assessment and Assignment Builder database. Remove all standards from your project. A dialog box asks you to confirm your decision. Click Yes or No. When "Randomly select questions each time test is taken" is deselected, you will have three options when viewing sample questions. Select "Include this problem in test" to include the problem; "Exclude this problem from test" to exclude the problem; or "Automatically determine whether to include this question in test" if you would like the computer to decide whether or not to include the question in your test. For example, if you have five questions for a particular standard and select "Include this problem in test" for three of them and "Automatically determine whether to include this question in test" for the rest, the computer will select two of the five for you. Note: Even if you select "Automatically determine..." for one or more questions, each student taking the test will receive the same automatically selected questions. If you have five questions for a standard and select "Automatically determine..." for all of them, the computer will select five questions for you that will appear to each student who takes the test.

Remove

Clear 

Click Build Assessment.
The Build Assessment Test screen appears.

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Teacher Tools (cont.) 
Click Save.  Click Close to leave the Orchard Assessment and
Assignment Builder. The custom assessment you created is now in the Installed Orchard Programs list on the Class Assignments screen. 

Click Build Assignment.
The Build Assignment Group screen appears.

All Skill Trees aligned to the standards in the project are listed.

4 Enter a name for the custom assignment.
Note: See “Adding to/Editing Class Assignments” on page 18 for steps on how to assign the custom assessment to your students. On the Filter List screen, select Tests to view custom assessments along with all other tests (see “Using Tests to Create an Assignment for Your Class,” step 4 on page 16 for more on how to filter the Installed Orchard Programs list). 

If desired, select Skill Trees and click Remove to remove
them from the list. If you would like to return the list of Skill Trees to its original state, including items that you deleted, click Restore. 

Click Save.  Click Close to leave Orchard Assessment and
Assignment Builder. The custom assignment that you created is now in the Installed Orchard Programs list on the Class Assignments screen. You may right-click on the assignment name to see the Skill Trees included in that assignment.

Creating a Custom Assignment
Note: Only Orchard Gold Star for Your State users may access Assessment and Assignment Builder.

1 Follow the previous instructions for “Creating a Custom
Assessment or Assignment” to compile standards for your assignment, and then select the Project tab on the Orchard Assessment and Assignment Builder screen.

Notes: When assigning the custom assignment (see “Adding to/Editing Class Assignments” on page 18 for how to assign programs), the custom assignment appears in the Assignment Order list not as the custom assignment as a whole, but as a list of all the Skill Trees it contains. On the Filter List screen, select Assignment Groups to view only custom assignments and simplify the process of assigning them to individual students or a class (see “Using Tests to Create an Assignment for Your Class,” step 4 on page 16 for more on how to filter the Installed Orchard Programs list).

2 Review the standards you bookmarked in the

Bookmarked Standards list, select a standard, and then use the following buttons, as desired. Remove the selected standard from the project. Note: The standard still remains in the Assessment and Assignment Builder database. Remove all standards from your project. A dialog box asks you to confirm your decision. Click Yes or No.

Remove

Clear

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Teacher Tools (cont.)
Sharing a Custom Assessment or Assignment
Note: Only Orchard Gold Star for your State users may access the Assessment and Assignment Builder. You may share assessment tests and/or assignments you have created using the Orchard Assessment and Assignment Builder with other teachers.

Sharing a Custom Assignment 1 Log in, choose a class, and select the Class tab. 2 Click the Teacher Tools button, and then select
Assessment and Assignment Builder and click OK. The Select Assessment and Assignment Builder Task screen appears. 

Follow the previous instructions for “Creating a Custom
Assessment or Assignment” to compile standards for your assessment, and then select the Project tab on the Orchard Assessment and Assignment Builder screen.

Sharing a Custom Assessment 1 Log in, choose a class, and select the Class tab. 2 Click the Teacher Tools button, and then select
Assessment and Assignment Builder and click OK. The Select Assessment and Assignment Builder Task screen appears.

4 Click Build Assignment. The Build Assignment Test

screen appears. Enter a name for the assignment group and select the box “Share assignment group with other teachers.” Click Save. Note: Deselect the box if you do not wish to share the assignment group with other teachers. 

Follow the previous instructions for “Creating a Custom
Assessment or Assignment” to compile standards for your assessment, and then select the Project tab on the Orchard Assessment and Assignment Builder screen.

4 Click Build Assessment. The Build Assessment Test

screen appears. Enter a name for the assessment test and select the box “Share test with other teachers.” Click Save. Note: Deselect the box if you do not wish to share the assessment test with other teachers. To view descriptions of the standards you have chosen, mouse over the standard. 

The assignment group is now available to all teachers in
the Installed Orchard Programs list. 

The assessment test is now available to all teachers in
the Installed Orchard Programs list. 

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Teacher Tools (cont.)
Deleting a Custom Assessment or Assignment
If you no longer wish to access a custom assessment or assignment that you previously created, you may choose to delete it. Doing so will make it unavailable for future assignments to your class or to students in your class. In the case of custom assessments, deletion will remove the custom assessment from your class assignments and from any students it has been assigned to. Additionally, you will no longer be able to run reports showing student performance on custom assessments that have been deleted. Note: You may not edit an existing project. Click New Project to build a new assessment or assignment. If you are deleting a test that students have already accessed, click Yes at the following warning screen:

Note: This action will also delete the student records associated with this test.

Flash Card Maker
Flash Card Maker is a create-your-own flash card program that enables teachers to create easy-to-read flash cards for words or math equations in an orderly, effective, and quick manner.

1 Log in, choose a class, and select the Class tab. 2 Click the Teacher Tools button, and then select
Assessment and Assignment Builder and click OK. The Select Assessment and Assignment Builder Task screen appears.

Creating a New Set of Flash Cards
1 Log in, choose a class, and select the Class tab. 2 Click the Teacher Tools button.
The Teacher Tools screen appears. 

Select the project from the Projects list, and click Delete
Project. A message appears depending upon which program you wish to delete. If you are deleting an assignment group, click Yes at the following screen: 

Select Flash Card Maker and click OK. (You also may
The Make-A-Flash screen appears.

select Flash Card Maker from the Teacher Tools menu.)

If you are deleting a test that no student has accessed yet, click Yes at the following screen: 

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Teacher Tools (cont.)
4 Click the New Card Set button
card size. and click the desired (font, size, style, or color) to change an attribute. General Tab Prompt before exiting—If selected, Flash Card Maker asks you to confirm your request to quit the program before it shuts down. This will prevent an accidental shutdown of the program and loss of work completed. Prompt to save—When checked, Flash Card Maker will ask you if you wish to save your work before it closes a file. It is highly recommended that you check this box to avoid the accidental loss of work completed. Front and Back Options Tabs Default Font—Set to apply to either the front or the back side of the entire card set. The default font is shown in the window. Note: It is recommended that you set your default font before creating your cards. This is a time-saving feature that allows you to set the alignments and position of objects when you create the cards. It also saves you from having to adjust them later. Every time you change the font for a card set, you should review each and every card to determine whether or not the positioning of the text has been affected. Font...—Click Font to open the Font menu. Choose a font, style, size, effects, script, and color in this window. Click OK after you have made your choices. Apply to front/back items in the current card set—Apply changes to either all of the fronts and/or backs of all the cards in your set. This is useful if you have already begun a card set and wish to make a change to all previously completed cards.

A new card appears on the screen. 

See the following sections on “Setting Fonts and

Preferences” and “Creating Card Content” to manage and create the content of your flash card set. navigate while creating flash cards: 

Use the following buttons and functions to help you
Move back to the previous card. Move to the next card. Flip the card from front to back. Note: The watermark at the top of the card tells you whether you are on the front or back of the card and the number of the current card in the set. Add a new card to the card set. To go to the first card in the set, go to the Edit menu and click Go to First Card. To go to the last card in the set, go to the Edit menu and click Go to Last Card. 

Save a card set by clicking the Save button , enter a
name in the File Name box, and then click OK. Note: To save changes to the card set, simply click the Save button . File names must be 8 characters or less in length and must have no spaces.

Setting Fonts and Preferences for the Entire Card Set
Set card preferences to save time. When setting preferences for a card set, changes are applied to the all of the cards in the set. Each time you add a new card to your set, the exact same formatting will apply. 

Click OK when you are finished setting preferences, and

the Flash Card Maker will apply them to all future cards in the current card set.

Creating Card Content
Flash Card Maker allows you to add text, images, and numeric operations to your cards.

1 Set general preferences by going to the File menu on the
Flash Card Maker screen and clicking Preferences. The Preferences screen appears.

Adding Text to Cards
1 On the Flash Card Maker screen, click the New Text
button . The Edit Make-A-Flash Object screen appears.

2 Select the appropriate general preferences, as well as
those for the front and back of the card. Note: For Macintosh users, select Preferences under the Edit menu to set text preferences. Select the appropriate menu 

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Teacher Tools (cont.)
2 Highlight “Flash Text” and type your text.  Click the Font button to format the font, and click the
Alignment drop-down menu to adjust the placement of the text on the card (center, left, or right). Notes: To align the text, select the text object and click Align under the Objects menu. Choose the desired alignment. Sometimes text does not move after realigning. This occurs because the align command affects the entire text field, not just the text within the text field. To correctly align the text on the card, you must reduce the size of the text field so that it fits snugly around the text. Adjust the size of the text field by placing the cursor over one of the four field locator boxes until the directional arrows show. Click and drag the arrows inward until the text field fits the text. 

Move the object to the desired location by clicking and
dragging it. To move two or more objects together, hold down the Shift key, click the objects, and then select an option from Align in the Objects menu: Left Sides—Aligns left sides of object boxes. Right Sides—Aligns right sides of object boxes. Tops—Aligns tops of object boxes. Bottoms—Aligns bottoms of object boxes. Center Horizontal—Centers one object horizontally with the other. Center Vertical—Centers one object vertically on top of the other. Center—Places objects in the center of the flash card. Move to Front—Places selected object on top of other objects. Move to Back—Places selected object behind other objects. Note: For Macintosh users, rotate or flip pictures by selecting the appropriate choice under the Pictures menu.

4 Click OK.

Adding Images to Cards
1 On the Flash Card Maker screen, click the New Picture
button . Note: For Macintosh users, click the Import icon. Locate the 95TT folder in the Orchard folder, then the Pictures folder, and click Open. Choose a picture and click Open.

4 Click the Edit the Item button

.

2 Select an image from the list and click OK.
Notes: Over 250 images are provided in the Images folder (Windows) or the Pictures folder (Macintosh). Flash Card Maker can only access images in these folders. If you wish to add an image of your own, save it to the appropriate folder.

For text objects, follow the instructions in Steps 2-3 of the previous section, “Adding Text to Cards,” and click OK. Note: For Macintosh users, change text attributes by highlighting the desired text and selecting a font from the Font menu, a size from the Size menu, a style from the Style menu, or a color from the Color menu. For images, the Edit Make-a-Flash Object screen appears. 

The image now appears on the card. See the following
section to work with the new object.

Editing Text and Image Objects
1 Click the object to select it. 2 Change the size of the object by dragging the field
locator boxes. Note: If you do not drag both the horizontal and vertical boxes to adjust the image, the image will become distorted. (Dragging only one field locator does not constrain the proportions of the image.)

Note: Edits made only apply to the selected object(s). 

Use the following features to make image edits:
Stretch Draw—Allows you to enlarge, reduce, or elongate the object by moving the field locator boxes. If unchecked, the image remains the same size, but you may increase the object box size by dragging the field locator boxes (the size of the image itself will remain the same). 

Teacher Tools (cont.)
Flip—Turns the image on its vertical axis. Rotate—Turns the image on its horizontal axis. Integer Equation—Select to open a text field where any equation may be typed. Whole, fractional, or decimal numbers, as well as letters, may be used. Select an alignment from the drop-down menu to adjust the placement on the card. 

Click OK.

Adding Math Functions to Cards
1 On the Flash Card Maker screen, click the New Math
button . A list of options appears. Note: On any Edit Make-A-Flash Object screen, click Font if you wish to adjust the font settings for the function or numerals. Operation—Select to access a submenu with nine operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, equal, less than, less than or equal, greater than, and greater than or equal. A screen appears with the selected function highlighted. If the highlighted function is correct, continue to Step 2. If a change is desired, click on the drop-down menu to make a new selection.

2 Click OK.

Editing Math Functions
1 On the Flash Card Maker screen, select the appropriate
math function object.

2 Click the Edit the Item button

.

A screen appears with the selected function highlighted. 

Use the previous “Adding Math Functions to Cards”
(Step 1) to make changes. Type in new numbers to change the function.

4 Click OK.  See the previous “Editing Text and Image Objects”
(steps 2-3) to further edit math function objects.

Duplicating a Card
1 On the Flash Card Maker screen, view the flash card you
wish to duplicate.

2 On the Edit menu, click Duplicate Card.
A duplicate card appears as the last card in your set.

Deleting a Card
1 On the Flash Card Maker screen, view the flash card you
wish to delete.

Fraction—Select to change the numerator and the denominator to form the desired fraction. Mixed Number—Select to change the whole number, the numerator, and the denominator to form the desired mixed number. Square Root—Select to change the number to form the desired square root. Division—Select to change the divisor and the dividend to form the desired problem. Percent—Select to change the number to the desired percent. Decimal Number—Select to change the whole number and the decimal to form the desired decimal number. Integer—Select to open a window. The number “1” is highlighted. Type the number or letter desired. Whole, fractional, or decimal numbers, as well as letters, may be used. Select an alignment from the drop-down menu to adjust the placement on the card.

2 On the Edit menu, click Delete Card.
A dialog box appears asking if you’re sure you want to delete the card. 

Click Yes or No.

Marking a Card for Printing (Macintosh only)
Use the Mark Card option to indicate which cards are to be printed.

1 Choose Mark Card from the Edit menu or click on the

Mark Card tool (circle at bottom of the screen), or click the circle to select it. identified for printing.

2 The Mark Card tool will be filled in, indicating that it is

Saving a Card Set
1 On the Flash Card Maker screen, click the Save button
, enter a name in the File Name box, and then click OK. Note: To save changes to the card set, simply click the Save button . File names must be 8 characters or less in length and have no spaces. 

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Teacher Tools (cont.)
Changing the Card Size
If you have created a card set in one size and now wish to use it in a different size, follow these steps:

1 On the File menu, select New, and then select the
desired flash card size. Worksheet Magic.

2 On the File menu, select Import Data and choose
An Open window appears.

1 Open a new card set and select the new card size. 2 On the File menu, select Import Data, and then click
From Another Card. You will be prompted to save your current card set. 

Navigate to the folder containing your Worksheet

Maker (.wsm) files. (By default, Orchard saves the file to the 93TT folder.) Note: For Macintosh users, import text files by selecting Import Data from the File menu. Locate the text file to import and click Open. 

Click Yes, type a new name for your card set, and click
OK. An Open window appears.

4 Select the appropriate file and click OK.

4 Select your old card set and click OK.
Data from the old card set are now pasted into the new card set, although some realignment may be necessary. See the previous section, “Editing Text and Image Objects,” steps 2-3, to further edit objects.

Creating a Template
Templates have been provided for many math and vocabulary functions. However, you may create a template of any kind to be used on different cards and save it in the Templates folder.

Importing Data From Another Card Set
You can copy data from one card set to another card set. Note: Imported data will be copied into the card set in whatever font you set as your default font.

1 Create a card set (see “Creating a New Set of Flash
Cards” on page 31).

2 Click Select All under the Edit menu.  Click Save As Template under the File menu, name the
template file, and click OK.

1 On the File menu, select Import Data and click From
Another Card. An Open window appears.

2 Navigate to the folder containing your Make-A-Flash

Accessing a Saved Template
Templates have been provided for many math and vocabulary functions. However, you may also access your custom templates (see “Creating a Template”).

(.maf) file. (By default, Orchard saves the file in the 95TT folder.) current card set and click OK. 

Select the saved card set you wish to copy into your
Flash Card Maker will add the imported card set to the end of your current card set. Note: If the imported card is of a different size than your current card set, Flash Card Maker will adjust the size of the imported cards to match the size of your current card set. You cannot have cards of different sizes in the same card set. The alignments may require some adjustment.

1 On the File menu, click Open Template. 2 Select a template from the Open window and click OK.
Flash Card Maker will open a new card set with the template as “card 1 of 1.” Notes: If you already created a card set and wish to add a saved template, you can do this easily. Simply select Import Data, then click From Another Card. When the Open window appears, navigate to the folder containing your template and select the desired template and click OK. The template will be added as a new card in your current card set. For Macintosh users, to access a saved template, select a card size and click OK. Under the File menu, click Select Template... and choose a template front and back and click OK.

Importing Data From Worksheet Maker
Worksheet Maker is a separate program available through Teacher Tools, and its data files are compatible with Flash Card Maker. See page 36 for details on Worksheet Maker. Notes: Imported data will be copied into the card set in whatever font you set as your default font. When text files are imported, the longest word in the sentence will become the keyword. If you want to select your own keyword, mark the keyword with slash marks: ...the dog /barked/ at...

Previewing and Printing the Card Set
1 On the File menu, click Print Preview.
The Print Options screen appears. 

Teacher Tools (cont.) 

Select Worksheet Maker and click OK.
The Worksheet Maker screen appears.

2 Choose the range of cards you wish to print and the
options you desire. Cut Sheet—Plain paper or separated individual cards Continuous Feed—Cards that come in a long, “serrated” sheet that may be cut after printing Flip Back—Option to print the back of a card upside down so that you may flip the cards over during use 

Click OK and use the arrows to page through the cards.
Adjust the viewing size by selecting the size percentage (30, 50, 75, or 100%) to be displayed. Printer icon to send the data to the printer. If additional changes need to be made, click the Close button to return to the card set.

4 If you are happy with the way the cards look, click the

4 Click the Open button

to open an existing worksheet (.wsm), select the appropriate worksheet, and click OK, or click the New button to begin a new worksheet.

Worksheet Maker
Worksheet Maker assists you in developing customized worksheets and tests for any subject. This unique tool enables you to quickly and easily build a variety of creative worksheets, which are generated from a database of vocabulary words and sample sentences that you create with the text editor. By using your own word lists, you strengthen classroom teaching and provide a way for students to learn new vocabulary. Worksheet Maker is easy to use. The editor allows you to easily modify sentences and change keywords, giving you great flexibility in creating your own materials. Up to 15 different types of worksheets may be generated.

Setting Worksheet Layout Preferences
It is recommended that you set worksheet preferences before you begin working. That way, all default settings remain the same throughout your work.

1 On the Worksheet Maker screen, in the Options menu,
click Worksheet Preferences (Windows). The Worksheet Magic Preferences screen appears.

Accessing Worksheet Maker
1 Log in, choose a class, and select the Class tab. 2 Click the Teacher Tools button or select Worksheet
Maker from the File menu. The Teacher Tools screen appears. 

Teacher Tools (cont.)
Note: For Macintosh users, after opening Worksheet Maker, go to the desktop’s Finder menu, select Worksheet, and then click Printing Options. Select the appropriate worksheet from the drop-down menu, select the desired options (see “Worksheet Types and Preferences” on page 38), and click OK. The Editor is now empty and you may enter a second sentence. Note: The keyword in the Keyword List is the longest word in the sentence unless you set a different keyword (see “Creating Keywords”).

2 Select the Options tab, set the worksheet margins, and
set general printing options for all worksheets.

Importing Worksheet Text
To import text, you must select text that was saved as a text only file. Note: A period, question mark, or exclamation point is used to determine the ends of sentences.

1 On the File menu, select Import (Windows) or Open
(Macintosh). You will be asked if you wish to save the current worksheet if you have not already. Click Yes, enter a worksheet name (no more than 8 characters in length with no spaces), and then click OK to proceed. The Import File dialog box appears.

2 Select Text File (Windows only) and click OK.
Note: On a Macintosh, go to the desktop’s File menu, select Preferences, and then select Printing Options from the dropdown menu. Select the desired general printing options for printing all worksheets, and then click OK. The Open window appears. 

Select the file to import and click Open.
Your text file appears in the Worksheet Maker window. Note: The longest word in each sentence has been selected as the keyword. Keywords may be changed (see “Creating Keywords” below). 

Click Save to save the preferences and move to another
tab, or click Restore Defaults to return the settings to their original state.

4 Select the type of worksheet you wish to create by

clicking the appropriate tab, and set the preferences according to the following guidelines under “Worksheet Types and Preferences” on page 38. return to the Worksheet Maker screen.

Creating Keywords
Worksheet Maker automatically makes the longest word in the sentence the keyword. If you wish to change the keyword: 

Click Save to save the preferences, and click OK to

1 In the Example Sentence Using Keyword box, click on

Creating Worksheet Content
To create worksheet content, you must enter worksheet data either by typing them directly into Worksheet Maker or by importing them.

the word you wish to be your keyword so the cursor is flashing on the word. The word turns red.

2 On the Edit menu, click Make Keyword.  Press Enter/Return on the keyboard.
The keyword automatically appears in the Keyword List, and you may now enter the next sentence in the Example Sentence Using Keyword box.

1 On the Worksheet Maker screen (see “Accessing

Worksheet Maker”), enter a title for the worksheet in the Worksheet Title field. Type drop-down menu (see “Worksheet Types and Preferences” on page 38 for detail on worksheet types). Layout Preferences” section if you have not done so already.

2 Select the type of worksheet from the Worksheet

Creating Associated or "Prompt" Words
You may wish to use associated words to help your students find the correct keywords on their worksheets. These words may be displayed at the top of specific worksheets (such as Contractions and Synonym/Antonym worksheets). 

Complete the instructions in the “Setting Worksheet

4 In the Example Sentence Using Keyword box, type a

sentence you wish to appear on the worksheet and press the Enter/Return key. 

Teacher Tools (cont.)
1 Click on the appropriate keyword on the Keyword List. 2 In the Associated Word field, enter the prompt word.  Press Enter/Return on the keyboard.  When the picture appears, click OK.
Click the Print Preview button to see the location. To edit the picture location, click Close on the Print Preview screen and repeat Steps 1-5.

Editing a Sentence
1 Click on the appropriate keyword on the Keyword List.
The sentence appears in the Example Sentence Using Keyword box.

Deleting a Picture
1 Under the Options menu, select Worksheet Picture.
Note: For Macintosh users, go to the Worksheet menu and click Select Picture. The Load Picture screen appears.

2 Edit the sentence in the Example Sentence Using
Keyword box.

2 Click the Clear button, and then click OK. 

Press Enter/Return on the keyboard.

Saving a Worksheet
1 On the Worksheet Maker screen, click the Save button
, enter a name in the File Name box, and then click OK. Note: To save changes to the worksheet, simply click the Save button . File names must be 8 characters or less in length and have no spaces.

Deleting a Sentence
1 Click on the appropriate keyword on the Keyword List.
The sentence appears in the Example Sentence Using Keyword box.

2 On the Edit menu, click Delete Sentence to delete the
sentence from the worksheet.

Printing a Worksheet
1 If desired, click the Print Preview button to view the
worksheet before printing.

Importing a Picture
1 Under the Options menu, select Worksheet Picture.
Note: For Macintosh users, go to the Worksheet menu and click Select Picture. The Load Picture screen appears.

2 If you wish to change the printer font, on the Options

menu, click Printer font, make the desired changes, and then click OK. 

On the file menu, click Print or click the printer icon.

Worksheet Types and Preferences
Follow the instructions for “Setting Worksheet Layout Preferences” on page 36 to best use the worksheets and their options.

Alphabetizing
Alphabetizing sheets format a list of keywords in random alphabetical order. With a Writing Area—Causes keywords to randomly appear in a cluster on the left side of the page with a writing area for alphabetizing on the right. You may use this area to have students write the correct word after marking it. Number of Words to Alphabetize (Windows only)—Allows you to choose if all of the words must be alphabetized as a group, or if several groups of the selected size must be alphabetized. With a Writing Area...in groups of ___ keywords per question (Macintosh only)—Allows you to select the number of “items” (2-6) in an alphabetical cluster that students are asked to alphabetize. Note: On a Mac, select Printing Options from the Worksheet menu.

2 Select the picture location on the worksheet: left, center
or right. 

Click the Load (Windows)/Import (Macintosh) button.
The Open window appears.

4 Select the picture file from the Open window, click on
the picture you wish to select, and then click Open. Note: For Windows, this must be a Bitmap file, which is identified by a .bmp extension. For Macintosh, this must be a PICT file. 

Teacher Tools (cont.)
...having students mark the one correct answer (Macintosh only)—Causes words to be printed next to a selection box. In this case, students may darken the circle beside the item in each cluster that comes first alphabetically. If you choose “order the answers by correctness,” an area is printed so that students can rewrite each cluster of items in alphabetical order. Notes: If you choose to alphabetize the whole list, all keywords are printed in random order, and the list is alphabetized by placing a number in front of the word. If you choose to alphabetize in sets of a number you choose, a keyword is printed along with distracter keywords, each with a circle beside it. Students select the correct answer by marking or filling in the circle of the correct answer. Distracters are chosen randomly from other keywords, and you must have at least 5 keywords for Worksheet Maker to create an alphabetizing worksheet. By changing the directions, you can use this form for any type of worksheet, not only alphabetizing, in which a correct answer is chosen from among distracters.

Crossword Puzzle
The Crossword Puzzle worksheet prints out a crossword puzzle using sentences with missing keywords as clues. With Keywords—Provides a list of keywords. Students may choose answers from the list. With an Answer Key—Prints a separate answer sheet when the worksheet is printed. Minimized (Windows only)—Will generate the smallest puzzle possible. Note: Using this option will greatly increase the time that it takes to create the puzzle. With Clues Starting on First Page, if possible (Windows only)—Will begin printing the clues on the first page, provided that there is enough room. If this option is used in conjunction with a small printer font and/or the “Minimized” option, it is possible to fit the puzzle and clues on the same page. ...in Random Order (Macintosh only)—Prints the words in a varying sequence. Notes: If selecting the ...In Random Order option, check the With Keywords option also to list the keywords in a random order. Worksheet Maker may take a moment to create a puzzle depending on the number of words you are using, the font size you have chosen, and your computer’s processing speed. Worksheet Maker may not be able to create a puzzle if the font is too large, there are too many words in the puzzle, or there is a word that does not share a common letter with other words. For Macintosh users, be sure to save your file as a PICT in order to preserve a particular puzzle layout.

Big Keywords
Big Keywords formats a list of keywords using extra large letters in your choice of four sizes. The exact size of the letters will vary depending on the size you choose in Printing Preferences. In Random Order—Prints the keywords in a varying sequence. With a Writing Area (Windows only)—Prints a writing area to the right of each keyword. Big Keywords Size—Selects the height of the letters. Big Keywords Instructions—Use this box to type your own instructions for the worksheet.

Fill in the Blank
Fill in the Blank formats the original sentences with blank spaces in place of the missing keywords. Students place keywords in the blanks. In Random Order—Prints the sentences in a varying sequence. With Keywords—Provides a list of keywords at the bottom of the worksheet. With an Answer Key—Provides a correction key by printing a separate answer sheet when the worksheet is printed. With Keyword As (Windows only)—Selects how the missing keyword will appear within the sample sentence. You may choose either a solid line, or letter dashes.

Contractions
The Contractions worksheet prints each sentence with the keywords (such as “I have”) shown in bold. By default, students are instructed to write the contraction that is formed from the keyword in the writing area. Contractions presents an optional set of words at the top that prompts students to supply an alternative word form, such as a contraction. In Random Order—Prints the sentences and/or keywords in a varying sequence. Include Answer Selection Box—Displays associated words at the top of the worksheet with a direction that says “Select your answers from the following words.” You create these words by entering an “associate” or “prompt” word (see page 37) for each keyword. 

Teacher Tools (cont.)
Mix and Match
Mix and Match formats sentences with a blank space in place of a missing keyword. A list of keywords is provided on the right side of the sheet, whereas the sentences are on the left. Students select the keyword that best completes a sentence and fill in the blank with the letter that corresponds to the word. In Random Order—Prints the sentences in a varying sequence. With an Answer Key—Provides a correction key by printing a separate answer sheet when the worksheet is printed.

Review Sheet
Review Sheet formats the keywords and include lines for students to write their own sentences. In Random Order—Prints the words in a varying sequence. With Sample Sentences (Windows) or With Sentences (Macintosh)—Prints the original sentences with keywords printed in boldface type.

Scrambled Sentences
Scrambled Sentences prints sentences in which the words are scrambled in a random order. Students write the correct word sequence on the lines provided. In Random Order—Prints the sentences in a random sequence. With all Lowercase Letters (Windows only)—Prints all letters in the scrambled sentence in lower case so that the first word in the sentence is not obvious. With no Punctuation Marks (Windows only)— Removes all punctuation from the scrambled sentence so that the last word in the sentence is not obvious. With Answer Key—Provides a correction key by printing a separate answer sheet when the worksheet is printed.

Multiple Choice
Multiple Choice formats sentences with a blank space in place of a missing keyword. Choices for the missing word are given. Students select the word that best completes the sentence and fill in the blank with the letter that corresponds to the word. In Random Order—Prints the sentences in a varying sequence. With an Answer Key—Provides a correction key by printing a separate answer sheet when the worksheet is printed. Number of Distracters for each item (Windows only)— Allows you to select the number of distracters in each multiple choice item. ...in groups of ____ keywords per question (Macintosh only)—Allows you to select the number of distracters (2-6) in each multiple choice item.

Scrambled Words
Scrambled Words formats each sentence with blank spaces in place of the missing keyword letters. The scrambled keyword appears below the sentence. In Random Order—Prints the sentences in a varying sequence. With Keywords—Prints a list of unscrambled keywords at the bottom of the worksheet. With an Answer Key—Provides a correction key by printing a separate answer sheet when the worksheet is printed.

Recognizing Sounds
Recognizing Sounds provides a flexible worksheet format that is well suited to sound-based tests and activities. Students are instructed by default to circle a word in each sentence that sounds similar to an example word you provide in the instructions. You may test for rhyming ability, consonant sounds, or vowel sounds simply by changing the instructions. A teacher may want to use sound for testing students' ability to follow directions, interpret a sound, or identify and produce words with long vowel sounds. You must provide the sounds and create or import your sentences and keywords in Worksheet Maker. In Random Order—Prints the sentences in a varying sequence. With a Writing Area—Adds a writing area to the right of the question for student responses.

Secret Code
Secret Code formats each original sentence with blank spaces in place of the missing keyword letters. The keyword appears in code below the sentence. In Random Order—Prints the sentences in a varying sequence. With Keywords—Provides a list of keywords at the bottom of the worksheet.

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Teacher Tools (cont.)
With a Code Key—Provides a key for decoding keywords. Students match each letter of a coded word with the letters in the bottom row of the code key. The corresponding letters on the top row of the key will decode the word. The Secret Code key, if selected, will be displayed at the bottom of the page and will always be printed in a standard size, regardless of the font size that you choose. With an Answer Key—Prints a separate answer sheet when the worksheet is printed. Using Diagonal Words—Allows words to be placed in the grid diagonally. Otherwise, only horizontal and vertical orientations are used. With Keywords on first page, if possible (Windows only)—Prints the keywords on the same page as the puzzle if there is sufficient room. Size (Windows only)—Select the grid size of the puzzle: Minimize—Builds the smallest puzzle possible. However, it will require more time to build the puzzle. Page Width—Automatically adjusts the puzzle size to the width of the page. Custom—Allows a user-selectable puzzle size and notifies you if changes to font or number of words is needed. ...in random order (Macintosh only)—Prints keywords in a random sequence. Autosize (Macintosh only)—Automatically adjusts the size of the puzzle. Or, you may select the demoninations using the up or down arrows (8-20).

Synonym/Antonym
Synonym/Antonym presents a set of words at the top of the worksheet and prompts students to supply a synonym or antonym. Note that the prompt words are different from the keywords that represent the correct answers. You can use your prompt words as an exercise to test for knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, or other concepts. In Random Order—Prints the sentences in a varying sequence. With Answer Selection Box at the Top—Displays associated words at the top of the worksheet with directions that say “Select your answers from the following words.” You create these words by entering an “associate” or “prompt” word (see page 37) for each keyword.

Using New Words
The Using New Words worksheet prints each sentence with a blank space in place of the missing keyword. The keywords to be used are printed at the top of the worksheet. In Random Order—Prints the keywords and sentences in a varying sequence. With an Answer Key—Provides a correction key by printing a separate answer sheet when the worksheet is printed. With Keyword As (Windows only)—Allows you to print the missing keywords as one solid line or dashes that indicate the number of letters in the missing word.

Word Search
Word Search prints keywords hidden in a grid of letters. Words are placed horizontally, vertically, and diagonally (if selected). Using all Uppercase—Prints capital letters in the grid. Leaving this option unchecked will create a grid of all lowercase letters. With an Answer Key—Provides a correction key by printing a separate answer sheet when the worksheet is printed.

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The Messages Tab
Orchard Gold Star allows you to send messages to and receive messages from teachers with Orchard login IDs. Note: The messaging system is internal to Orchard Gold Star and is not a replacement for or an addition to an e-mail system. If you would like a copy of the message you are sending, be sure to include yourself as a recipient. Orchard does not automatically send a copy to you.

4 When you are finished selecting names, click OK to
return to the New Message screen. The names you selected appear in the To field.

1 To access the Messages feature, click the Messages tab. 

Enter a subject in the Subject field.  Type your message in the Message field.  When you are ready to send the message, click Send, or
if not, click Cancel.

Reading a Message
If you have any unread messages in your inbox, an envelope icon appears on the Messages tab.

Creating a New Message
1 Click the New button at the bottom of the screen.
The New Message screen appears.

1 To read a message, click the Messages tab. 2 Either click the message and then click Open, or doubleclick the message to open it.

Replying to a Message
1 To reply to a message, open the message and then click
Reply. The New Message screen appears with the name of the original sender in the To field, “Re:” followed by the original subject in the subject line, and the text of the original message at the bottom of the Message field.

2 To select one or more recipients of the message, click the
To button. The Address Message screen appears.

2 Type your reply at the top of the Message field.  When you are finished typing your message, click Send.

Deleting a Message 
Click the name of each person you would like to send
Click the message, click Remove, and then click OK when asked if you are sure you wish to delete the selected message.

the message to and click the Add button (or double-click or drag and drop desired names). Notes: You may select multiple names on the list by pressing the Shift or Ctrl keys on Windows, or the Shift or Command keys on a Mac OS X, while clicking.

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The Messages Tab
Marking a Message as Unread
You may wish to mark a message as unread if you need to reply to it but do not have time to do so when you first read it. Marking the message as unread will leave the envelope icon on the Messages tab, and the From, Subject, and Received information will appear as bold text in your inbox. To mark a message as unread, select the message and then click Mark Unread.

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Reports
The Orchard Manager offers a wide variety of reports, which provide all of the information schools need to meet today’s accountability standards. Teachers may view curriculum, class, and student reports. For more detailed information on how to use Orchard Gold Star’s available reports, consult the Orchard Gold Star Reports Guide. By accessing a variety of reports, you can easily monitor students’ progress as they complete their individualized assignments. These reports are ideal for record keeping as well as communicating with parents. In addition, Orchard Gold Star for Your State’s assessments offer you valuable information regarding students’ understanding of key concepts and overall gains in specific content areas. Once students have completed their assigned assessments, you can use the Orchard Manager to quickly access data to document overall student gains. Tip: Use the Print button to print reports, and keep printouts of the most used reports for each student in a binder. Use this resource for instructional planning. A Report Wizard window may appear to guide you through selecting report options. The wizard may allow you to select from a list of assessments, Skill Trees, students, or classes, or it may ask you to select date or data options to appear on your report. If a Report Wizard window does not appear, skip to Step 6.

Accessing Reports
1 Log in and click the Reports tab.

4 Select the appropriate item(s) from the list and/or
options, and then click Next. Note: You may also use the Select All or Deselect All buttons (where available) to select or deselect all items on the list. 

Repeat Step 4, as necessary, until you are no longer able
to click Next. 

Click View Report.
The Report screen appears.

2 Select a report from the Report List. Reports are

organized according to Recent, Class, Student, and System groupings. Notes: For your convenience, the Recent Reports folder contains the last five reports that have been run. Reports that have the same name, such as Assignment Reports, which appears in both the Class and Student folders, will indicate the category in its name in this folder. Right-click on a report in the Recent Reports folder to clear a report from the list. To clear all of the reports, right-click on the Recent Reports folder and select Clear. (Clearing the reports from the Recent Reports folder does not delete the reports from the Report List.) A description of the report appears in the Report Description box. 

Use the following buttons to preview the report. 

Click View Report.

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Reports (cont.)
Move to the first report page. Move to the previous report page. Move to the next report page. Move to the last report page. View the report’s actual size. View the entire current page of the report. Fill the frame with the current page. Zoom in. Zoom out. View a different page size.

Printing Reports
Note: Preview reports on the screen before printing, as some reports may be long.

1 Follow the previous instructions for “Accessing Reports”
to reach the Report screen.

2 Click Print.

Exporting Reports to PDF
1 Follow the previous instructions for “Accessing Reports”
to reach the Report screen.

2 Click Export to PDF.  Select the desired location, enter the appropriate file
name, and then click Save.

Note: Some reports, such as demographic reports, allow you to click on items in a column to view a more detailed report. If the cursor becomes a hand over an item, you may click for more information.

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Managing Teachers
Note: Teachers must be added to the system by an administrator or managing teacher before they may log in and set up classes.

Editing Teachers on the Master List
1 Log in and select Manage Teachers from the File menu. 2 Select a teacher from the Master Teacher List and click
the Edit Teacher button. The Edit Teacher window appears.

Adding Teachers to the Master List
1 Log in and, on the File menu, click Manage Teachers.
The Manage Teachers screen appears. 

Edit the appropriate information and click OK. 2 Click the New Teacher button.
The New Teacher window appears.

4 Click Done to close the Manage Teachers screen.

Taking Teachers Offline
Orchard allows you to view and manage teachers’ online status and know, at a glance, whether or not teachers are logged in to Orchard. Note: A computer icon next to a name means the selected teacher is logged in to Orchard. 

Enter first, middle (optional), and last names in the
appropriate fields, and then press TAB. Note: You may enter up to 25 characters each for first, middle, and last names. A login name appears. The login name, by default, is the first and last names with no spaces (e.g., AliceSmith) and may be up to 50 characters long. Note: Login names and passwords are not case sensitive.

4 Enter and confirm a password for the teacher.

Passwords may be up to 15 characters long and are not case sensitive. Note: A password is optional but strongly recommended to restrict access to the teacher’s classes. If the teacher forgets the password, the password may be deleted by an Orchard administrator or by a teacher who manages other teachers and then can be reset.

Taking teachers offline is useful if the teacher’s computer freezes or won’t work. Taking a teacher offline allows him/ her to log in again.

1 Log in and select Manage Teachers from the File menu. 2 Select a teacher from the Master Teacher List and click
the Take Teacher Offline button. A message appears asking if you are sure you wish to take the selected teacher offline. 

Click Next to add another teacher, or click Done to
return to the Manage Teachers screen. 

Click Done to close the Manage Teachers screen. 

Click OK.

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Managing Teachers (cont.)
Assigning and Editing a Teacher's Classes
Any classes that have been entered into the system can be assigned or reassigned to individual teachers. When a teacher logs in using a unique login name, any classes he or she creates will automatically be assigned to him or her. Note: Assigning a class to a teacher removes that class from any other teacher to whom it was originally assigned. If two or more teachers need to access a class (for example, for team teaching purposes), we recommend that you create a new teacher and share the login name and password with all teachers who need to access that class.

Changing a Teacher's Password
1 Log in and, on the File menu, click Manage Teachers. 2 Select the name of a teacher and click the Edit Teacher
button. 

Enter a new password in the Password field, press

TAB, and enter it again in the Confirm Password field. Passwords may be no longer than 15 characters, and they are not case sensitive.

4 Click OK when you are finished.

1 Log in and select Manage Teachers on the File menu. 2 Select a teacher and click the Edit Teacher’s Classes
button. The Teacher’s Classes screen appears.

The name of the selected teacher appears above the list box. The list of all classes and their current owners appears in the Master Class List field on the right. 

To assign a class to the selected teacher, click on the

class in the Master Class List and click Add. To remove a class from the selected teacher, click on the class in the teacher’s list box and click Remove. Note: You may select multiple names on the list by pressing the Shift or Ctrl keys on Windows, or the Shift or Command keys on a Mac OS X, while clicking.

4 Click OK to save your changes.
If the class is changing ownership, a window appears asking if you are sure you wish to change ownership of the classes listed. Click OK. When the teacher logs in, he or she will see the Select Class screen with all classes listed that are assigned to him or her.

Creating Teachers Who Manage Teachers
Only Orchard administrators are able to set up teachers who manage other teachers.

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Conclusion
Exiting the Orchard Manager
Choose Log Off from the File menu to close the Orchard Manager and return to the login screen. To completely exit Orchard, choose Exit from the File menu on Windows or Quit from the Orchard Gold Star menu on Mac OS X.

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