Posting Grades through the Grade Book
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Posting grades copies the grades entered in the Grade Book to students' Grades tab. This is also the grade that posts to the students' Transcripts using the Transcript Post Wizard, if Post to Transcript is marked for the grading task or standard.
Automatic posting means clicking Post moves the In Progress grade or proficiency estimate to the Posted column. Manual means that the teacher is responsible for analyzing the data and determining the student's performance. The posting options available depend on the grade calculation options selected.
Grade Calculation Option Chosen
In Progress Grade
Proficiency Estimate - Highest, Mode of 3, Mode of 5, Most Recent
Proficiency Estimate - Power Law
Grades can only be posted if the Grading Window is open for the selected Task or Standard.
* Posting grades is different for standards where the In Progress grade is calculated using Power Law.
To post grades, review the In Progress portion of the Grade Totals. Click the orange Post button to open the post grades window. Teachers have the option of posting grades for a Student Group or an individual student using the new filtering options.
Posted grades can also be entered manually by entering percentages in the Posted Percent column, which calculates the Posted Grade column calculates a grade based on the Grading Scale selected in Grade Calculation Options.
This window shows the source and destination of the grades you are posting. The current Term and Task appear in the from section.
If different, select the destination Term and Task from the dropdown lists. You can only select a task as the destination if the grading window is open for the grading task or standard. The grading window does not need to be open for the source term and task to post grades. Change the destination term and task if you want to post the grades to another task, such as an Progress Report task that is used to report grades but doesn't have any assignments.
Click OK to copy grades from the In Progress columns to the Posted section, if the In Progress grade is a valid option in the score group. Grades are not yet posted. If you posted grades from one task another, the destination task opens.
Review the Posted grades and make modifications as desired, such as a grade that could round up to the next letter grade. Options in the grade dropdown list are based on the score group aligned to the grading task, rather than the grading scale which determined the In Progress grade.
Enter any comment in the Report Card Comments column or click the CC (canned comments) link to open the comments window.
Enter comments in any of the following ways:
- By entering text in the Preview text box.
- By entering a numeric Code for the comment and clicking Add.
- By marking the checkbox next to the canned Comment.
As you add comments, they all appear in the Preview box, where you can modify as needed. The Canned Comments catalog is made in Grading Comments.
Enable Canned Comments by marking the preference in the Grade Book. You can only select canned comments if custom comments are disabled in your district's System Preferences.
To give all students or students who do not have any comments, click Fill, enter your comments as described above, select who should receive these comments and click Fill.
Finally, Save the Grade Book to post grades.
Posting Grades when Using Power Law
If a rubric score displays in the Post column automatically, read this section.
Power Law is a mathematical calculation that converts proficiency levels into numeric values and determines a trend based on the student's scores. Power Law works on the assumption that standards are assessed at consistent intervals, such as weekly.
Rubric scores are converted using the Numeric Value entered on the Rubric and then the Power Law trend value is converted back into a rubric score based on the trend ranges also entered on the rubric.
For example, you've assessed your class for the same standard each Tuesday for the last few weeks, using a 4 point rubric of U, S, P and HP. Kyle has attained the following proficiency levels:
Using Power Law, his calculated trend value is 3.46, shown in this diagram:
Power law trend values provide a guide for teachers in determining a student's overall proficiency in a standard. When given a series of proficiency estimates, teachers don't have to determine what those estimates mean together.
To post grades, click the orange Post button in the In Progress column and choose the Task to post to. In the Posted section of the Grade Totals, you have the option of changing the student's grade if desired.
Selecting Posted Grades when using Power Law
Enter comments as described above.
Once you've verified all student grades, click Save to post grades.