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Grading: Setup of Special Marks

Last Updated: Aug 21, 2014 03:33PM EDT
By default, Skedula accepts all numerical grades such as 0, 100, or 1000 to name a few.  The "Valid Grades" feature enables numerical or non numerical marks to be inputted and converted in the Gradebook.  Some examples are "ABS" for absent or even the Level Scale of "1"," 2" ,"3" and "4"
 

Step 1

Go to the "Settings" tab then "Valid Grades"


 

Step 2

Choose the course that should have a Grading Template from the "Select a Course:" drop down menu


 

Step 3*

Scroll down the page to the "Single Assignment Grading" portion of the page.  By default all Undefined Numerical Marks are accepted into the Gradebook with the check box selected.  Unchecking this option will ONLY allow the marks defined in the Grading template to be saved


 

Step 4

Select a grading template from the drop down menu provided.  Any template listed with "Special" after it indicates that the marks of Absent, Excused, Missing, Incomplete are included



Mark defines the grades accepted in the Gradebook.  These Marks can be any keystroke from a keyboard



Comments appear next to a students Mark on PupilPath.  Comments are automatically entered when using a mark from a Grading Template




Description can be used for referencing purposes.  Descriptions are kept within the template and is not displayed in PupilPath




Conversion values convert the marks into a Percentage for average calculation. 
Conversion value can also be left blank to exclude a mark from being averaged





Minimum Value would be used for the Standards Based Grading feature.  Set the range of scores (Conversion - Min Value) to convert back to the Mark on the template. Also, to assign Marks to Standards.



Proficient marks should be listed as yes or no


 

Grade Type indicates if the Mark is either a "Grade" with as a score value or a "Special" value such as Absent or Excused.
Marks listed with "Grade" for the final average output.  "Special" marks are restricted to the Gradebook



 

Step 5

All templates can be customized or created from scratch.  The "Create New Template" button will provide a blank template to be completed.  "Edit Template" allows changes in an existing Grading Template



When creating a new template give it a unique name
Click the "Share this template" box to share the template with other users




Once the template for a Mark has been completed, "Save" or "Delete" the mark with the buttons displayed



Add another Mark by clicking the "Add New Mark" option



Once completed be sure to "Apply Changes" at the top right corner of the window



 

Step 6

After creating the template, it will be displayed under your email address
Reselect the template in order to save to a course(s)


 

Step 7

Save the selected template by clicking "Save to..." in the top right corner of the page



Select the courses which should use this template and "Apply Changes"
 



 
Valid Grades Video

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