In this lesson, you will review how to use the Performance link under the Students tab. This displays various course performance data charts and details and enables the user to further assess a students progress across all classes or one specific course.
Where to Start
1. Click Students.
2. Click Performance.
The Overall Gradebook Average bar graph has a black marker in it which displays the students overall GPA from all Classroom Gradebooks
The Gradebook Average by Class is an interactive chart and is split by the students course names. It is broken down as each bar is selected (clicked on) within the graph.
Once a bar is selected, the data will break down into the grading categories that were set up for the course. In this example English 8 has been selected.
*To navigate back to all course view simply click on the All classes link at the bottom left hand corner of the graph
In the above example, English 8 has been set up into 5 grading categories: Homework, Participation, Projects, Classwork, and Exams.
If you click the Options tab on the Performance by Gradebook Average header you will be brought to another screen in which you can change the display options of the Performance page.
Define Ranges allows you to set grade percentages and displays each range by a different color.
- Red: Failing
- Yellow: Borderline
- Green: Passing
- Blue: Honors
Scroll the markers to increase or decrease any range. These changes are made effective for all charts.
To save your changes, click Apply Changes.
If Standards have been set up, then the Performance by Standard section will also have data that is displayed and broken down by Standards based on the selected course.
In our case, since we have selected English 8, the Standards shown in this graph will reflect the students performance based on English Standards. Below you will see the breakdown for the course.
On the lower left hand side of each graph you can see your graph path and use it to go back to a previous graph simply by clicking on the name.
The Category Averages Across All Classes chart displays all Course Category averages for All Classes assigned. It is broken down by overall averages for all assignments in each category.
This graph can be used to identify which category of assignments a student lacks or succeeds in. If you hover your mouse over a particular bar within the graph further detail about that category is displayed. In our example below we see info about the Exams category.
Tip: Use the lower scroll bar and slide from left to right to view all categories.
The Marking Period Averages graph displays a students GPA across all Marking Periods from the Skedula Gradebook.
In this graph, just like the Categories graph, if you hover your mouse over a particular point you will be able to see the Marking Period and GPA in an upright view.
To learn more about Classroom, see the lessons in the chapter Classroom, Classroom Teacher.