In this lesson, you will review how to define valid grades in Classroom. Classroom allows Teachers to set a Valid Grade template when grading assignments. This feature allows you to enter a grade such as ABS or MISS to count for 0 points or 55 points. Follow these steps to set up a grading template for your classes.
Where to Start
1. Click on the Course Settings tab then go to Valid Grades
2. Create your own Valid Grades template or modify one of the templates provided
3. At the Create a New Template screen, enter the name of the template and check if you want the template to be shared with other users. Click Create new Template or Edit Template to begin defining grades
To add a new mark, the following must be defined:
Mark - can be numeric or alphabetic and can contain symbols like + or -
Comment (optional) - enter a comment that will be displayed whenever the grade is used
Description (optional) - enter a description of the grade
Conversion (optional) - enter a conversion value to be used in grade averaging. If a conversion is not entered, the grade will not be averaged in the gradebook.
Min Value (optional) - enter a minimum grade (used in standards based grading only)
Proficient - choose if the grade shows student proficiency or not
Grade Type - choose if this is to be used a Grade and will be averaged or if the mark is Special and will not be averaged.
4. Save to the selected course(s) and apply changes
To see all of the other features available in Classroom, see the lessons in the chapter Classroom, Classroom Teacher.