This lesson will show you how to create a new Standards-Based Gradebook (e.g., for a particular section/period/class of students and/or subject area) in Illuminate. If you will be using GradeBooks scores for Report Cards, make sure to check with your district for calculations used on the Report Cards.
Where to Start
- Click Gradebook
- Select My GradeBooks.
- Select the type of Gradebook you wish to create, in this case Standards Based.
- Click Next.
- Give the GradeBook a name.
Typically Gradebook Titles match that of a report card such as Reading or English Language Arts. For Secondary, it could be titled Period 1 Geometry or 03 Economics.
- Select a calculation for Standard Scores.
- Select a calculation for the Overall Grade.
- Select a type of Standard Score Rounding.
For more information on calculations, visit Standards-Based Gradebook Score Calculations.
The Grade Scale will default to reflect the Common Core State Standard 4 point scale.
- Change the Label by typing into the space provided.
- Delete a band by clicking on the trash can.
- Change the color of the band by clicking the color square to the left of it.
- Select + Add Mark to create additional bands.
- Assign a Value to each mark.
Link students to the gradebook, typically By Class or section tied to rosters and master scheduling.
- Manage Students by Class or by Student:
- By Class provides the classes that you are linked to. Selecting these from the dropdown menu will automatically fill your gradebook with students in the selected sections. This is the most common practice for linking students to gradebooks.
- By Student allows you to create a gradebook with a custom group of students. Learn more about this feature by visiting Add Custom Rosters to Gradebooks.
Save or Cancel
- Save will Save the Gradebook and go directly into the GradeBook to get started.
- Delete All Students will delete all current choices and start over.
- Cancel will cancel the whole creation of the Gradebook.
After the gradebooks are created to mirror your report card, you might want to begin learning more about Assignments and Scoring.