Term Conversion

Apply numeric ranges for each term in a grading scale.

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Written by Brooke Fodor
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What is Term Conversion?

  • Term Conversion allows you to apply custom numerical values to standards based grades in order to calculate decaying average and mean.

  • The "terms" in Term Conversion refer to the words, letters, or numbers used to identify each performance level in a standards grading scale.

  • The terms used will depend on your district's Grading Scales.

  • Term Conversion is used for the decaying average and mean mastery setting calculations.

  • When Term Conversion is enabled for a particular grading scale:

    • Users will have the option to view standards data as either terms or points percentages in the Standards gradebook.

    • Administrators will have the option to display standards data as either terms or points percentages on Report Cards.


Set Up Term Conversion

❗ In order to access Term Conversion in Grading Scales, you must be logged into the Main Admin account.

Step 1: Locate the Term Conversion option for the selected Grading Scale

  • Within the Main Admin account, select Control Center from the lefthand toolbar.

  • You are automatically taken to the Grading Scales page after entering the Control Center.  From here, you will see a list of all grading scales for your district.

  • Click the ellipsis to the right of the appropriate Grading Scale and select Term Conversion.

Step 2: Enter your chosen numeric ranges and percentages

  • When viewing the Term Conversion for a specific grading scale, you will notice two different sections. Both sections must be completed in order to save the term conversion.

  • The left side will take a numeric value that falls within the identified ranges and change it to each "term" on the scale.

  • The right side of the term conversion is what is used to calculate decaying average and mean.

💡 Tip: For best results, we recommend balancing the left and right sides of the conversion so that the numeric values applied to each term on the right fall also fall within the numeric ranges that convert to the term on the left.

Example 1: A,B,C,D,F

  • According to the left side, any grade between a 90% and a 100% will convert to an A.

  • According to the right side, a C is considered a 75%.

Example 2: Exceeds, Meets, Approaching, Not at Standard

  • According to the left side, any grade between an 80% and 100% will convert to an Exceeds.

  • According to the right side, Approaching is considered a 45%.

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