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 Points 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.

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Points Gradebook

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

This view of the points gradebook will show you the name of the class, grade, point total/percentage, subject, and teacher.

➡️ Filters

  • 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.

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 (like the points gradebook).

1 - The Standard

This is the title and description of the standard.

2 - The Date of Last Attempt

First, let's define "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 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, an attempt is a time when the student was assessed on this standard. 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 view 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 (which is 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.

Otus Live

Below is a video from our Otus Live series on how to navigate the student gradebook as a family user.


  • 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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