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Settings: Setting your School's Grading Policy

Last Updated: Aug 12, 2014 12:19PM EDT
As a Skedula Administrator you may set up the entire school with a uniform grading policy or manage specific courses/departments.  It is important to set up Marking Periods and course categories at the beginning of the term so staff will follow the same policy throughout each term

Step 1

Go to the "Settings" tab on the left then "Course Categories"


Step 2

Select the Course you wish to edit under the "Select a Course" drop-down menu.  As an administrator you will see a list of all the Courses in the school


Step 3

Choose your Average Calculation Routine from the drop down menu.  Skedula can create your gradebook averages with two methods, "Points" or "Averages"

See below for a detailed explanation of the differences between both routines

The notable difference between both methods is the weighting of point values. 
The Points Method has Test 1 (50pts) weighted half as much of Test 2 (100pts)
The Average Method calculates both Test 1 (50pts) and Test 2 (100pts) equivalent in weight

Step 4

Set your Grading Policy.  When deciding your Categories, your Categories can be weighted or unweighted by checking the "Use Weighted Categories" selection

When using Weighted Categories, the totality of the categories must add to 100%

By checking the "Drop Lowest Grade" box next to a category, Skedula will automatically drop the lowest grade in that category for the given Marking Period

To add a category type in the blank space below the last category

Step 5*

Lock your Categories from being changed

In order to edit Categories at a later time, you must first unlock the Categories, save the settings, then make the your changes and save again


Step 6

Add/Remove Marking Periods for the term by clicking the buttons provided

Your categories will duplicate as you add Marking Periods

If you would like to create a cumulative average within Marking Periods click the check boxes provided

To create a term or yearly average create an additional Marking Period and set it to be cumulative of all prior Marking Periods

Step 7

Save your settings by clicking the "Save To..." button at the top or bottom of the page

Check off all courses that should have this grading policy

Use the "Select: All" option to assign to a entire subject area

Click "Apply Changes" at the top of the screen once finished

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