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    Find Where You’re Missing Data

    The APR is coming up and you’ve been using SCRIBE to record your students’ demographics, services and participation, test scores and grades so you’re in a good position to complete the report. But what if you run the APR Section IV Student Demographics Report in SCRIBE and notice a larger-than-expected […]

  • Building the SCRIBE Community one Town Hall at a Time

    Xcalibur recently began hosting monthly Town Halls to bring the SCRIBE community together to discuss issues, share best practices and learn from each other. The Town Halls are also a great way to get to know fellow SCRIBE users and see friendly GEAR UP faces (or at least most people’s […]

  • Reflections from Xcalibur’s President, Jim Brown

    Over the past few weeks, I have been reflecting on the year since we last were together May 2019 in Chicago at our first Xcalibur conference.  When I think back to that time, I often find myself smiling with an occasional chuckle as my mind cycles through different memories of […]

  • ACT waiver and Research Consent Form

  • There’s Something Different About You, SCRIBE

    Last Friday, March 6, we updated SCRIBE to the newest version which includes some tweaks and a few new features: Missing Demographic Details Export now includes gender, homeless and foster care Student demographics now includes whether a student has a research consent form and an ACT waiver Average daily attendance […]

  • We <3 Data: Xcalibur at the NCCEP CBW 2020

    Another NCCEP Capacity Building Workshop (CBW) has come to an end. NCCEP holds the annual CBW in February and this year’s conference was in sunny Orlando, FL. The Xcalibur team was in attendance to talk with grantees, meet new GEAR UP staff and learn tips and tricks to make our […]

  • Want to know who responded to your survey? There’s a SCRIBE Report for that

    Many grants use surveys to find out how their students and parents feel about the services they have received through GEAR UP. What did students gain from their most recent college visit? How comfortable are parents navigating the financial aid process following a series of workshops? Surveys can be identified, […]

  • SCRIBE Release 2019.2.0

    Here at Xcalibur we’re always thinking about how to improve SCRIBE for all the people who use it every day. We make adjustments here and there as needed but sometimes we have enough new features to have an official SCRIBE Release. The next SCRIBE Release is today, Friday, November 7! […]

  • What Pathway Are Your Students On?

    Not all GEAR UP students are alike and we can adapt our programs to meet their different needs. That’s one of the best aspects of GEAR UP! Now in SCRIBE, grants can assign students to different Pathways. For example, students might be on traditional or non-traditional paths to graduation. If […]

  • Export to Match Students with National Student Clearinghouse

    Our GEAR UP students went on college visits, completed their FAFSAs, and graduated high school. But what are they doing now? Did they attend their first choice college? Did they return to university after their first semester? How can we find out? Many GEAR UP grants use the National Student […]