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DAT: Class Rank ^(*classrank) Format: ^(*classrank method="method name" result="value" percentiledigits="decimal places")

The asterisk in the ^(*classrank) DAT is required.

The method parameter: the name of the GPA calculation method used to calculate the class rank. The name must be an exact match with an existing GPA calculation method name; if it is mismatched, the DAT will return "Not Ranked." If this parameter is simply omitted, a method named "weighted" will be used (this calculation method is a default supplied by PowerSchool).

The result parameter: the type of data that will be returned by this DAT. If this parameter is omitted, the "rank" value is used. The values that can be passed to this parameter are:

- "gpa" - The GPA used to determine the class rank.
- "outof" - The total number of students on the class rank list.
- "percentile" - The student's class rank percentile.
- "rank" - The student's class rank.
- "rankof" - The student's class rank out of the total number of ranked students.
- "rankoutof" - Same as "rankof," but including the word "out."
- "schoolname" - The school that the class rank record is associated with.

The percentiledigits parameter: can be used to define the number of decimal places to be used when passing the "percentile" value to the result parameter.

The values from the parameters above are stored in corresponding fields of the ClassRank table.

Examples: ^(*classrank) Returns the student's rank value using the weighted class rank method, such as "26."

^(*classrank method="High Honors" result="gpa") Returns the GPA calculated for the student by the High Honors class rank method, for instance, "3.92."

^(*classrank method="AP" result="outof") Returns the total number of students included in the class ranking list as determined by the AP GPA class rank method, for example, "336."

^(*classrank method="Honors" result="percentile") Returns the student's rank percentile, as determined by the Honors class rank method, for example, "94.12."

^(*classrank method="Honors" result="percentile" percentiledigits="4") Returns the student's rank percentile, as determined by the Honors class rank method, using four decimal places, for example, "26.1748."

^(*classrank method="Simple" result="rank") Returns the student's rank value using the Simple class rank method, for instance, "42".

^(*classrank method="AP" result="rankof") Returns the student"s rank using the AP class rank method and the total number of ranked students separated by the word "of," for example, "15 of 206."

^(*classrank result="rankoutof") Returns the student's rank value using the Weighted class rank method and the total number of ranked students separated by the words "out of," for examaple "4 out of 157."

^(*classrank result="schoolname") Returns the name of the school where the class rank using the Weighted class rank method was calculated, for example, "Apple Grove High School."

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