As a family member, you can access the assessment scores and standards performance for any students linked to your account. The gradebook module allows you to view performance by assessments or by standards. We'll take a deeper look at both views of the gradebook so you are well-equipped to support your students throughout the school year.
Now, let's get started.
Accessing the Gradebook
When you log into your Otus account, the Gradebook module will appear as your landing page.
At a Glance
What is it?
How does it work?
This shows each student linked to your family account.
Use the dropdown to select a student or use the arrows to scroll back and forth between students.
Grading periods are the date ranges or segments that schools use to calculate grades. These often are set according to when report cards are issued.
Select a grading period from the dropdown to filter which assessments are being used to calculate the overall points and standards scores.
This is the calculation that the district has chosen to use to determine the overall standard score for standards-based assessments.
This list is all of the classes that your student is currently enrolled in and the subject that is being taught.
Click on a class to see your student's detailed performance and grades for that class.
Your student's teacher is listed for your reference.
This column will show the overall points average for each class if your school is using points for grading.
The overall percentage is determined by dividing the earned points by the total available points for that class.
You may see additional information like a letter grade or a total grade conversion that aligns the points value to a level of achievement.
Grading scales determine the levels of achievement that teachers are using to evaluate your student's growth in mastering the content (or standards) being taught in each class.
These are created by your school so if you have any questions about the levels of achievement, please contact your student's teacher.
Understanding the Assessments View
You'll find the assessments view by clicking directly on the class name you'd like to see.
What Does All of This Mean?
This page tells you everything you need to know about the work (assessments, homework, quizzes, projects) that has been assigned to your student. On one page, you'll quickly be able to see exactly how your student is doing and how you can best support them.
1) Class Name
You'll see the class name and the teacher's name.
2) Total Grade
Total grade is presented in a few ways.
Points: This is the total points your student has earned from all points-based assessments in this class.
Percentage: Total percentage based on points earned vs. points possible.
Letter Grade: Some districts enable traditional letter grades as an overall grade option.
Grade Conversion: If your district has this feature enabled, the total point/percentage value will be converted into a specific level of achievement.
3) Assessment Title
The title of each assessment that your student has taken or received a grade for will be listed here. This includes points-based assessments which use points for the score or standards-based assessments which use a grading scale for the standard score.
The score is the grade for any points-based assessment.
5) Due Date
The due date is optional and can be set by the teacher when they assign the assessment.
This is the date your student submitted the assessment from their account.
This column shows whether the assessment is on time, late (submitted after the due date), missing, excused, or excluded.
This column tells you if the assessment is new, turned in, or graded.
Teachers can provide feedback on each assessment. You'll see any comments that were added in this column.
Understanding the Standards View
Select the Standards tab to view your student's performance grouped by standards.
What Does All of This Mean?
Some schools use different grading scales for different types of assessments. You will see each grading scale with all of the standards that were assessed using that grading scale listed underneath it. Click on Hide to collapse the details for each grading scale. Selecting Show will expand the details for you.
1) Grading Scale
A grading scale outlines levels of performance that are determined by the district or school. These illustrate how your student is progressing through their understanding of the concepts being taught to them.
If you have questions about what each level means or how your student's level is determined, you'll need to reach out to your administration or your student's teacher.
This is the title and description of the learning standard that each assignment or assessment question is attached to.
3) Last Attempt
This is the date of the last attempt at this standard.
An attempt is any time a student is assessed on that particular standard. Therefore, the last attempt refers to the last time the student was assessed on this standard.
Score: This is the student's score on the standard. This score is based on the current mastery setting (how the score is calculated) selected. You can change the mastery setting by using the filters at the top of the page.
Visual Representation: The horizontal performance bar represents the score based on where it falls on the progression of the grading scale.
The grading scale used in this example has four levels: Exceeds, Meets, Approaching, and Not at Standard.
The student's score is Exceeds, which is the highest out of the 4 options.
The horizontal performance bar is colored fully.
When compared to the score below it of Meets, which is #3 out of the 4 options, that horizontal performance bar is colored 3/4 (or 75%) of the way.
Number of Attempts: This number indicates how many times the student has been assessed on this standard. Furthermore, you can see the details of those attempts by clicking on the standard.
There are components of the standards view that are controlled by district settings and may change the options you see. Not everyone will see a total grade or grade override.
Do you see a grade at the top right corner of the grading scale details?
This means that your district is also giving students a total grade for each class in the standards view.
Do you see a score appearing in bold with an asterisk (*)?
This means that this grade has been manually adjusted by the teacher.
You can filter what you see in the gradebook by standard, assessment, and mastery setting.
Select the dropdown and choose Deselect All. Then select only the assessment you'd like to see.
Select the dropdown and choose Deselect All. Then select only the standard you'd like to see.
Individual Standards View
The graph shows all of the times the student has been assessed on that standard.
You can change the mastery setting (how the overall score is calculated) by choosing an option from the dropdown menu.
Select an attempt from the list to see the exact question or assessment the attempt came from.
If you don't see anything when you click on the attempt, that means the teacher hasn't turned on the setting to allow you review this yet.
FAQ and Troubleshooting
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In the standards view, can I see all standards for all of my student's classes in one place?
Currently, this is not possible in a family account. Administrators in the school district have the ability to run report cards, which would contain this information. To vote on this feature, click here.