Illuminate’s Standards-Based GradeBook is fully integrated with Illuminate’s robust assessment platform, and is designed to be used in tandem with Illuminate assessments.
Whenever you have an assignment, assessments, project, etc. that assesses more than one standard, it can be more efficient to first create an assessment and link it to your Standards-Based GradeBook. Illuminate will automatically create a separate column and calculate a unique score for each and every standard on your assessment.
Where to Start
Your assessment’s performance bands must have the same number of levels as the grading scale in your GradeBook.
The performance bands translate the percentage score to a rubric-based score that is appropriate for a Standards-Based GradeBook. For example, if your GradeBook’s Grade Scale has 4 levels, then your assessment must also have 4 performance levels.
Click HERE to view the help document on how to create custom performance bands.
You must link the individual standard scores to your GradeBook, not the overall score. To do this, you must link & align standards to your assessment.
Click HERE to view the help document that explains how to align and link standards to your assessment.
Linking an assessment to your Gradebook
Once in the assessment you wish to link (List Assessments > Click Title), select Administration > Link to GradeBook.
1. Select your Standards-Based GradeBook from the drop down menu.
2. Select Yes under “Link Performance Band”.
3. Check the boxes next to the individual standards (not Overall).
4. Click: Submit.