Standards-Based Gradebook Guide for Parents
This document is to guide parents through reviewing a student's Standards-Based Gradebook within the Parent Portal.
For more information on current Grading Practices and Gradebooks being utilized at your child(ren)'s site, please contact your child(ren)'s Teacher or Site Administrators.
Where to Start
Upon logging into your Parent Portal Account, you may choose the Gradebook Tile (1) or Gradebook module in the side navigation bar (2). This will take you to your child's Gradebook.
Once within a Gradebook, you will be taken to the overview page which shows the description, breakdown, standard scores, and assignment information.
Description and Details
This is where you will find the Gradebook Title or Name (1), Calculation Method, (2), Rostered Teacher the Gradebook belongs to (3), and number of assignments within the gradebook (4).
- Select the (?) icon to learn more about the chosen Calculation Method (2) as setup by the teacher.
- Select the number of Assignments (4) to see the Assignment View and details available.
The Grade Scale displays the range of which overall marks or grades are given to the student. The Teacher and/or Site Administrators determine the grade scale in support of Standards Based Grading Practices, typically on a scale of 1 to 4. Each level is labeled a level of mastery such as Minimal Understanding or Excellent Understanding to be assigned to a student for an assignment linked to a particular standards or skill.
Standards-Based grading, sometimes called 'Proficiency Grading', is a grading practice to measure how students are doing in meeting mastery of learning goals (or standards) for the grade level they are in. Standards, or learning goals, are the academic skills your child should know or be able to do for his grade level by the end of the school year.
The Grade Breakdown displays the Grade Scale (5) and Standard Scores (6). By default, all standard scores available will show.
- You can change which scores you want to see by unselecting the scores in Score Filter (7)
- The Grade Scale (5) shows the overall mark or level mastery as designed by the teacher or Site Administrator. Select What Does This All Mean? to learn more.
- Select the Times Assessed (8 below) to see the Standard Summary pop-up window for that standard.
Assignments will display a list of all active assignments within the gradebook with information such as the Assignment Name (9), Points/Possible (10), Other Marks (11), Due Date (12), and Notes (13).
- Select the Assignment Name (9) to learn more details about the assignment. A pop-up window will appear, providing details such as Date Assigned, Due Date (if different than assignment, Points Possible, Attachments (if applied), and Student Score earned on the assignment (See example below).
- Points Possible (10) will display what the student earned in reference to the total on the grade scale, or a Missing tag to indicate the assignment is missing.
- Custom or Other Marks (11) will appear if a different character was entered in place of an assignment score such as X for Excused, L for Late, etc.
- Due Date (12) is when the score will effect or change the student's overall mark in that standard and contribute to their overall mark for the Gradebook.
- Teachers can add Notes (13) to the assignment which can be displayed by hovering your mouse over the notes icon.
Assignment Filter and Print Options
By default, the Gradebooks will be set to the Assignment Status (14) Show All, displaying all assignments within the Gradebook.
- If you'd like to change which assignments you want to see for your child, you can change the Assignment Status to: Missing, Excused, and With Zeros (See below).
- To active the filter or view, select Submit (15).
- To print and download a copy of the results and Gradebook View, select Print Displayed (16).
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