When students complete assessments with questions linked to standards, the performance on those standards can be found in the Standards Gradebook

  • From the home screen, select Gradebook.

  • Choose a class from the dropdown menu.

  • Select Standards in the upper-right corner.

Default Display

The default display of the standards gradebook is as follows:

  • All standards assessed on all assessments that have a due date that falls within the current grading period.

  • The default mastery setting is chosen by the district in the Main Admin account. In the above example, the default mastery setting is "Most Recent". Teachers are unable to change the default mastery setting.

  • The default grading scale will be the first one in the list of available grading scales. Grading scales are listed alphabetically.

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Column Structure

Each column represents a single standard. See the image below for the details.

1: Standard: Hover over the column title to view the entire standard.

2: Performance Level: Determined based on the grading scale and mastery setting chosen. You can change the scale and/or mastery setting in the filters (see below for filter options).

3: Number of Attempts: This is the number of times the student has been assessed on that standard. A single question on an assessment and/or a descriptor on a rubric counts as an attempt.

4: Class Summary: A horizontal bar that shows the overall class performance by color. Hover over each color to see the performance level and number of students.

➡️ Do you see a dropdown arrow next to each performance level? That means your district has enabled the ability to override the standards grade. For more information, check out this resource.

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: If there is an additional column in-between the student's last name and the first standard, that means your district has Total Grade Conversion enabled. This takes the performance mean for all attempts and converts it to a total class grade. This takes the performance mean for all attempts and converts it to a total class grade. See below for an example.


Optional Filters

You can choose to filter the display in your standards gradebook in many ways.

  • Filter Standards: Using this filter allows you isolate individual standards and view the performance level for those standards only.

  • Filter Assessments: Using this filter allows you isolate individual assessments and view the performance level for standards on that assessment only.

  • Mastery Setting: Using this filter allows you change which mastery setting is used to calculate the overall standard performance.

  • Grading Scale: Using this filter allows you change which grading scale is used to display the overall standard performance.

  • Grading Period: Using this filter allows you to view the standards assessed in different grading periods.

➡️ For more detailed information on the standards gradebook filters, check out this resource.


Individual Student/Standard Performance

Clicking within an individual student's performance will take you to a more detailed view of their performance level(s).

➡️ To See Standards in List View

Select an individual student's name:

  • This will take you to a list of the standards that student has been assessed on, as well as the performance level for each standard.

  • You can change the Mastery Setting by clicking on the ellipses in the upper-right corner.

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: If there is an additional row above the table, that means your district has Total Grade Conversion enabled. This takes the performance mean for all attempts and converts it to a total class grade. See below for an example.

➡️ To See Individual Standard Performance

  • This will take you to a more detailed view of the attempts made on that standard. 

  • In this example, this student attempted CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1 2 times

  • Each attempt is listed, along with the name of the assessment it occurred on, the due date (or submission date if a due date wasn't set), and the performance level.

  • You can change the Mastery Setting by clicking into the dropdown menu in the upper-right corner.

  • Hovering over a point on the graph will show the details of that attempt, including the assessment name and due date.

➡️ Understanding the Grade Calculations

  • Mean - performance determined based on the average level they perform at.

  • Mode - performance determined based on the level they perform at the most.

  • Most Recent - performance determined based on the level they achieved most recently.

  • Highest - overall performance will be determined based on the highest level they've achieved.

  • Decaying Average - overall performance will be determined using a calculation that is based on an average with more weight given to the more recent scores.

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: If you are unsure of how the performance level is being calculated, reach out to the Otus Support Team through the chat feature, and we'll be happy to help!


Video Tutorial


Otus Live Video

Below is a video from our Otus Live series on how to use the standards gradebook to create groups to reteach standards.


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