Quick Overview

If you want more detailed information on either type of grading scale, continue reading!

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How do you know which type of scale you are using?

In the example below, there are two different grading scale options when creating this assessment:

  • Term grading scale - the questions on the assessment will be scored using the terms listed for that grading scale.
  • Points grading scale - The questions on the assessment will be scored using numerical point values.

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Term Grading Scale - Example using a Simple Assessment

  • When you create the assessment, choose the desired term scale
  • Create a question
  • Student takes the assessment
  • Grade the question
  • When using a term grading scale, the terms are the scoring options. The student doesn't earn numeric points, rather, they will earn a term that is provided by this grading scale.
  • The example above shows a score of Not at Mastery because the student got the question incorrect.
  • For the example above, since the student used multiplication instead of addition, you may decide to change that score to Approaching Mastery, then save:

What does this look like in the gradebook?

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Points Grading Scale - Example using a Simple Assessment

  • When you create the assessment, choose the Points scale
  • Create a question (make sure to designate the point value it is worth!)
  • Student takes the assessment
  • Grade the question
  • When using the Points grading scale, the student earns numeric points.
  • The example above shows a score of 0/1 because the student got the question incorrect.
  • For the example above, since the student used multiplication instead of addition, you may decide to change that score to 0.5/1, then save:

What does this look like in the gradebook?

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