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Class Gradebook Settings

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Access Settings

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1. Select the class for which you would like to view the settings. The gradebook view will appear.   
2. From the gradebook for the class you wish to update the settings, select Settings in the left side menu.     

 


Assignment Categories

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Choosing Weighted or Unweighted Catagories

As outlined in the Grading and Reporting Procedures Manual, the marking period grade must be based on a variety of assignment types and a balance of major and minor summative assignments and assessments. This balance can be accomplished in two ways.

 

Option 1: Weighted Categories

This option allows the gradebook to create the balance through appropriate weighting of major and minor categories.

Teachers are recommended to use Major (30-40%) and Minor (60-70%), unless otherwise specified by an academic office.

 

 

1. Choose "Grade Settings" from the tabs at the top of the Settings page. 

 

   

 

A "Practice" category is automatically set up for you. Do NOT add a "Practice" category. Assignments entered in the Practice category do not impact the grade. 

 

Note: It is not recommended that teachers create categories based on domains, as some assignments will cross domains. This is the recommendation unless otherwise directed by a content office.

Option 2: Un-Weighted Categories

This option allows the teacher to create the balance of assignments through

the distribution of points between categories. In Grades 4-12, overall grade will be calculated through cumulative points in all categories.                                                                                                                                                                                                        

A "Practice" category is automatically set up for you. Do NOT add a "Practice" category. Assignments entered in the Practice category do not impact the grade.     

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Select the green Submit button to save any changes to the page.      

 

Basic Settings

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1. Select Basic Settings at the top of the Settings page. 

 

 

 

2.Most of the Basic Settings are locked and cannot be changed by the teacher.

- Enter a Display Name to change how the class name appears in your class list. 

- Use the drop down menus to view the options for Sort Students and Name Order.   

 

 

 

 

3. Verify that Gradebook Configuration is set to "Classic + Standards (Scaled)."   

 

 

 

 

4.  Select the green Submit button to save any changes.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grading Scale

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1. Choose "Grade Settings" from the tabs at the top of the Settings page. 

 

2. You will have two choices 

  • BCPS K-3
  • BCPS 4-12

 

 

Note: Teachers and schools may not create custom grade scales. Only approved BCPS grade scales may be used. 

 
3.  Select the green Submit button to save any changes to the page.  

 


 

 


 

Options

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1. Choose "Grade Settings" from the tabs at the top of the Settings page. 

 Grades K-3

*Note: This image is not yet updated.  K-2 should choose "No" for show points possible. 

 

Grades 4-12

    

2.  Use the dropdown menus for Sort Students, Sort Assignments, and Rounding to select your preferences. 

 

Use the links below to learn more about these features: 

 

3. Select "Yes" or "No" for Show Percentages

  • If your class is in grades K-2, select "No."  This will ensure that no overall percentage grade is calculated. 
  • If your class is in grades 3-12, select "Yes." This will allow students and parents to see the overall grade as a percentage in addition to the letter grade. 

 

Click here to learn more about Show Percentages. 

 

 

4.  Select "Yes" or "No" for Show Points Possible. 

  • If you class is in grade K-2, select "No."
  •  If you class is in grades 3-12, select "Yes." This will allow students and parents to see the number of points each assignment is worth.  
 

 

 

5.  Select the green Submit button to save any changes to the page.


Setting Up Gradebook Display

For Grades K-3

 Primary teachers may enter either developmental grade codes or points at the assignment level.  This choice impacts the setting for the grade book display

Sample grade book  and student/ parent view with developmental grade codes.  

Teachers using developmental grade codes at the assignment level must choose NO for show percentages and points possible.    

 

 

For Grades 4-12

 All teachers in grades 4-12 must choose YES for Show Percentages and Show Points Possible.