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Viewing the Gradebook | Family
Viewing the Gradebook | Family
Learn how to view your linked student's Gradebook organized by assessment or by standard
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

From your account, you can see the grades and standards performance for your student's classes in the Gradebook module. Select the Gradebook module on the left. At the top, choose Assessments or Standards

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: Not all districts use both gradebooks. Check with your student's teachers or administration to see which one(s) you use.

➡️ Please Note: Based on your district settings, your Standards gradebook tab may be on the left. In addition, not all districts choose to use the Assessments gradebook; in that case, you will only see the Standards gradebook

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Assessments Gradebook

Once you are in the assessments gradebook, you can select the student and school from the dropdown menu at the top.

➡️ Please Note: Based on your district settings, your Standards gradebook tab may be on the left. In addition, not all districts choose to use the Assessments gradebook; in that case, you will only see the Standards gradebook

This view of the assessments gradebook will show you the name of the class, grade (if points are being used), point total/percentage (if points are being used), subject, and teacher.

➡️ Grading Period

  • If your school has grading periods, you can also choose to filter the gradebook by grading period.

➡️ Class Grade Breakdown

  • Clicking on a class will show a breakdown of each assessment given in that class.

  • You will see the letter grade, percentage, status, type, submission date, and any comments the teachers may have left.

🌟 If you see an empty box for Grade and Total, that indicates the assessment did not have any points. It was an assessment linked to standards only, and was not graded with points.

Standards Gradebook

Select Standards in the upper-right corner. Next choose a class and student.

➡️ What Does All of This Mean?

Each row of the gradebook represents a standard. The standards gradebook is organized by standard rather than by assessment.

1 - The Standard

This is the title and description of the standard.

2 - The Date of Last Attempt

An attempt is any time a student is assessed on that particular standard. Therefore, the "date of last attempt" refers to the last time the student was assessed on this standard.

3 - The Score

This is the student's score on the standard. This score is based on the current mastery setting (how the score is calculated) and grading scale selected. You can change the mastery setting and/or grading scale by using the filters.

4 - Visual Representation of the Score

This horizontal performance bar represents the score based on where it falls on the progression of the grading scale. For example:

  • The grading scale used in this example has four levels: Mastery, Near Mastery, Approaching Mastery, and Not at Mastery.

  • The student's score is Near Mastery, which is #3 out of the 4 options.

  • The horizontal performance bar is colored 3/4 (or 75%) of the way.

  • When compared to the score below it of Approaching Mastery, which is #2 out of the 4 options, that horizontal performance bar is colored 1/2 (or 50%) of the way.

5 - The Number of Attempts

Referring back to the second component, 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. For more information, see below.

❓ What about the colors?

  • The colors are another way to visually represent the score. The lowest performance level is always red, while the highest is always blue. Yellow, green, and purple (if there are more than four levels) represent the levels in between.

➡️ District-Specific Settings

There are components of the gradebook that are controlled by district settings and may change the way your gradebook looks. Not all users will see the following two components: a total grade or a grade override.

  • Do you see a grade at the top of the gradebook? This means that your district is also giving students a total grade for each class in the standards gradebook.

  • Do you see a score appearing in bold with an asterisk (*)? This means that this grade has been manually adjusted by the teacher.

➡️ Filters

You can filter what you see in the gradebook by standard, assessment, mastery setting, grading scale, and grading period.

➡️ Selecting a Standard

  • You will see a graph that 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 to do this yet.


  • In the standards gradebook, 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.

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