PERSONALIZED LEARNING SYSTEMS
The Personalized Learning Systems (PLS) department supports the LAUSD vision: "Los Angeles Unified will be the premier public school district by eliminating educational inequities to graduate ALL students ready for the world – to thrive in college, career, and life."
Personalized Learning Systems (PLS) inception comes from the need to implement a mandated District-wide online gradebook in accordance with the Modified Consent Decree (MCD), the Instructional Technology Initiative Task (ITI) Force recommendations, and Los Angeles Unified School District's commitment to 100% graduation.
PLS, in partnership with the Division of Instruction (DOI) and Information Technology Services (ITS), is taking charge of implementing the learning management system (LMS) for LAUSD. Educators now have a tool to personalize instruction by creating a learner-centered environment committed to 100% graduation for all students. We are providing training, support, and guidance for the successful implementation of an LMS.
The LMS is a tool to build and sustain learner agency that supports a learner-centered environment. Teachers have the ability to view the "complete picture" of each student, record and track student performance, understand student performance, communicate with students and parents, and share information with colleagues. Parents now have access to view up-to-date grades and assignments in real-time.
Who We Are
The PLS is a diverse group of teachers, classified staff, programmers, engineers, and administrators working together to provide a functioning LMS to support all stakeholders and 100% graduation for all. The PLS department is committed to innovative teaching and learning as we facilitate professional growth and personalized learning that enriches communication and collaboration amongst all stakeholders with an emphasis on career and college readiness for student success.
- Useful Links
- LMS Online Gradebook Policy
REF-098500 Implementing a Learning Management System (LMS) in TK-12 Classrooms
The purpose of this reference guide is to provide all Los Angeles Unified (L.A. Unified) schools with guidelines and procedures for implementing the District-adopted Learning Management System (LMS), Schoology.
This guide describes the policies that L.A. Unified employees shall follow, when using the LMS, Schoology. Following the guidelines in this document will help ensure the security and privacy of student and employee data in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other federal and state regulations, and District policies governing the release of personally identifiable information (PII).
BUL-2332.7 - Elementary School Progress Report Marking Practices and Procedures
The elementary progress report policy is designed to develop a consistent, comprehensive system for reporting student progress. This includes measures for early identification of students at risk of not meeting grade level standards and for early systems of parent notification in accordance with California Education Code, Sections 48070 and 48070.5. The elementary progress report is computerized and will continue to be implemented at all elementary school sites.
Learning Management System Online Gradebook Grade Entry Minimum Requirements At-A-Glance
Attachment B from BUL-2332.7, The LMS Online Gradebook Grade Entry Minimum Requirements At-A-Glance, outlines grade entry requirements expected for 2018 - 2021.
REF-6302.2 - Elementary Official Roll Book
The purpose of this Reference guide is to provide the definition of an elementary roll book and all of its required components for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Included are procedures for inputting assignments and student marks in the Learning Management System (LMS) and certifying roll book records. Procedures for properly saving and destroying documents are detailed.
RF-6294.3 - Secondary Official Roll Book
The purpose of this Reference Guide is to provide the definition of a roll book and all of its required components for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
Included are procedures for inputting student marks in the Learning Management System (LMS) and verifying course records within My Integrated Student Information System (MiSiS).
Online Gradebook Notification Letter
On May 9, 2017, the Board of Education approved funding and implementation of the Learning Management System (LMS), Schoology. The Modified Consent Decrees mandates the use of an integrated online gradebook. Beginning with the start of the 2017-2018 school year, the use of the Schoology gradebook, which integrates with MiSiS, will be implemented at all secondary schools as required by the Modified Consent Decree. Learn more...
- Why a Learning Management System?
Schoology supports the District’s commitment to 21st century learning by equipping teachers with a robust digital tool that supports distance and blended learning opportunities. Implementing a learning management system will be key in preparing all students to be digital learners who use technology tools to graduate ready for success in college and careers.