Term ID Definitions
This article discusses how termIDs are created and how to determine the exact ID of a year, semester, quarter, etc.
TermIDs can be broken into 2 parts:
- The hunderds which represent the year
- The ones represent the term
Example: 2201 is broken down into 22 and 01. The 22 represents year 22 of PowerSchool and the 01 represents the first term of that year or Semester 1 for Glenbard.
- 1990 is year 0 and each year after is the following. 1991 is year 1, 1992 is year 2, 2000 is year 10, 2010 is year 20, 2020 will be year 30, etc
- The term ID that represents an entire year is the year multiplied by 100. So, the term ID for 2010 is 20 x 100 or 2000
Semesters and Quarters and other smaller breakdowns
- Once you know the term ID for the year, the rest of the term IDs depened on how the district is breaking down the year (semesters, quarters, trimesters, something else)
- Each successive term adds 1 to the term ID. We start with the highest level terms and then move on to smaller breakdowns.
- Currently Glenbard uses both semesters and quarters so the break down works in the following manner:
- Semester 1 is the 1st term of the year (example: S1 of 2012 = term id 2201)
- Semester 2 is the 2nd term of the year (example: S2 of 2012 = term id 2202)
- Quarter 1 is the 3rd term of the year (example: Q1 of 2012 = term id 2203)
- Quarter 2 is the 4th term of the year (example: Q2 of 2012 = term id 2204)
- Quarter 3 is the 5th term of the year (example: Q3 of 2012 = term id 2205)
- Quarter 4 is the 6th term of the year (example: Q4 of 2012 = term id 2206)