Tab: TERM Grades

  Previous topic Next topic JavaScript is required for the print function  

 

 

DashboardSel_TermGrades

 

 

TERM Grades shows all grades earned by all students on all assigned Tasks, for the currently viewed Term.  Various Mark Tools are provided to facilitate data entry. A grade can be entered on the grid as any Grade Type (Percent, Points, Letter, Pass/Fail), no matter what the default suggests and no matter what Grading Algorithm is in effect.  All data is automatically refreshed whenever any cell is changed (with the exception of Quick Entry mode, which requires ReCalc or changing to another mode to update the entire grid). Comment text can be attached to any grade cell, with or without grade entry.

 

Grades2Go™ automatically creates a number of useful summaries of TERM Grades data as part of the display:

 

Student Term Average (last fixed column at left)

Student Term Average by Task Code (columns on far right of grid)

Student Term Average by Task Category (last columns on grid in PC Algorithm only - see below)

Section Term Average (bottom of Avg column)

Section Task and Task Code Averages (bottom of each Task and Task Code Summary column)

Section Distribution Histograms (last rows of all data columns)

 

In addition, various formatted Reports for the viewed term are available within a few clicks of the mouse. All Reports are printable/emailable as PDF's:

 

Student Grades by Task

Student Grades by Task Code and Category

Section Grade Averages

Section Grade Holes

Section Gradebook Grid

 

 

PushPin

Choice of a Grading Algorithm — Not Urgent!

The design of  Grades2Go™ makes it unnecessary to commit to a Grading Algorithm at the beginning of a school year or Term.  The Grading Algorithm Indicator/Button can be used at any time to experiment with "what if" scenarios before making a final choice.  However, a choice should be made before sending out any Progress Reports to students and parents/guardians and maintained for the rest of the Term.

 

 

Screenshots

 

(Display columns typical of WO and WC Algorithms)

DashboardTab_TermGrades

 

(right end of display columns showing Categories in PC Algorithm)

DashboardTab_TermGrades_PC

 

 

Data Grid

 

Column

Data Description

(left-most)

sequential Student number (no particular significance)

ID

ID number of Student

Student Name

name of Student (last, first + middle)

Yr

grade level

Avg

Term average to date, using displayed Grading Algorithm

Tasks

one column for each assigned Task for the Term, listed in the same order as TERM Tasks;

information in the header is formatted as follows:

[#] Code [EC-B]

[#] = sequential Task number; Code = Task Code; [EC] = Extra Credit (PC only); [EC-B] = Extra Credit BONUS (PC only)

Name

name of Task

Assg-Due

date assigned - date due

Pts=

(PC only) point value for the Task

column header is colored according to the Task Code type (Teacher Task Codes); data cells for Extra Credit [EC] and [EC-B] columns have a light blue background to be easily distinguished from usual assignments;

contents entered via Mark Tools Panel

Task Code Summaries

one column for each Task Code used in the Term; column header is colored according to the Task Code type (Teacher Task Codes);

information in the header is formatted as follows:

Code [#]

Code = Task Code; [#] = number of Tasks of this Code type

Wgt / Pts

Wgt = total relative weight of these Tasks (WO and WC only); Pts = total point value of these Tasks (PC only)

Term%=

the percent contribution of this Task Code to the overall Term grade

Category Summaries

(PC only - see below)

(visible for PC Algorithm only) one column for each Task Category as established in TERM Calculation Scheme;

information in the header is formatted as follows:

Category

name of Category

[Codes]

a list of Task Codes included in the Category

Term%=

the percent contribution of this Category to the overall Term grade

Special Rows

Data Description

Section Averages (Alg)

Alg = Grading Algorithm currently in effect; row shows Averages of all data in student rows (eg  Section Task, Code and Category Averages)

Distribution

F/D/C/B/A: each row represents a Grading Band; each magenta bar DashboardTab_TermGrades_HistBar appearing in a cell represents one Student Task grade (or average) falling within the Band; taken as a whole, Bands F-A form a convenient Histogram of Student Grades/Averages

Cell Content Types

Data Description/Function

(no cell content)

double-click or Enter Key opens Grade Entry Form

DashboardTab_TermGrades_CellCommOnly

Comment only; double-click or Enter Key opens Grade View/Edit Form

DashboardTab_TermGrades_Cellin

handed-in but not yet graded; double-click or Enter Key opens Grade View/Edit Form

DashboardTab_TermGrades_CellNA

not applicable; excluded from Term average calculation; double-click or Enter Key opens Grade View/Edit Form

DashboardTab_TermGrades_CellPct

grade entered as Pct; double-click or Enter Key opens Grade View/Edit Form

DashboardTab_TermGrades_CellPts

grade entered as Pts; double-click or Enter Key opens Grade View/Edit Form

DashboardTab_TermGrades_CellLtr

grade entered as Ltr; double-click or Enter Key opens Grade View/Edit Form

DashboardTab_TermGrades_CellPF

grade entered as P/F; double-click or Enter Key opens Grade View/Edit Form

DashboardTab_TermGrades_CellPctStrike

grade (any type) excluded from Term average calculation; double-click or Enter Key opens Grade View/Edit Form

DashboardTab_TermGrades_CellPctComm

grade (any type) with attached Comment (indicated by red text); double-click or Enter Key opens Grade View/Edit Form

DashboardTab_TermGrades_CellPtsQ

grade (any type) entered in Quick Mode (indicated by underlined magenta text); displayed averages not updated until recalculated via ReCalc Button or Section Dashboard is closed; double-click or Enter Key opens Grade View/Edit Form

DashboardTab_TermGrades_CellEC

Extra Credit grade (any type); double-click or Enter Key opens Grade View/Edit Form

 

 

Controls

 

Control

Function

Grades Sync Status

shows mobile sync status (ON or OFF) for grades data (Grading Module)

ButtonOpen or ButtonPosted

Term status indicator showing whether Open (editing enabled) or Posted (further editing disabled); corresponds to checkmarks on Post

ReportButton

Report Button opens the Grade Reports Selector

Mark Tools Panel

collection of Grade input tools; only one can be selected at a time; active selection is green

ButtonGrade123

selects alphanumeric grade input (normal default mode; shown selected); double-clicking a Student Task cell, or single-clicking it and then pushing Enter Key, opens the Grade Entry Form or the Grade View/Edit Form, depending on whether the cell is empty or not

ButtonGradeIn

selects DashboardTab_TermGrades_Cellin stamp for marking Tasks as handed-in; initially prompts for an associated date, after which clicking an empty cell marks it with an DashboardTab_TermGrades_Cellin; clicking it again removes the mark

ButtonGradeNA

selects ButtonGradeNA2 stamp for marking Tasks as not applicable (not included in calculations); clicking an empty cell then marks it with an ButtonGradeNA2; clicking it again removes the mark

ButtonGradeQ

selects Quick Entry Mode: grade input is alphanumeric, but normal recalculations after grade editing are suppressed, for maximum data entry speed; double-clicking a Student Task cell, or single-clicking it and then pushing Enter Key, opens the Grade Entry Form or the Grade View/Edit Form, depending on whether the cell is empty or not; entered/edited data is displayed in underlined magenta, and ReCalc Button text becomes red, signifying need for Recalc before using displayed data

ReCalc Button

clicking causes a complete recalculation of Section data and refreshes the display; if text is red, Recalc is necessary before trusting displayed data

Holes Button

performs a Grade Holes calculation for the viewed Term; generates a Grade Holes Report and supplies totals for #Holes column on TERM Tasks data grid; simultaneously shades Hole cells on TERM Grades data grid for easy identification and correction

 

 

PushPin

Grades columns can be temporarily resized for better viewing!

If you can't see all the text in a column header, grab a column line within the header area (left-click on it and hold), drag to increase the width, and release.

 

 

Page url: http://www.yourdomain.com/help/index.html?g2g_ui_sections_termgrades.htm