This article will explain Total Grade Conversion for Standards. Total Grade Conversion shows a "total grade" for each student in each class within the standards gradebook. When enabled, users will see the student's overall mastery on individual standards as well as the "total grade."

➡️ How Does It Work?

  • Total Grade Conversion is calculated by averaging the scores for each standard. This is true for all Mastery Settings (Mean, Mode, Most Recent, Highest, Decaying Average; the total grade is calculated using an average regardless of which Mastery Setting is being used for the gradebook.

  • Toggling between different Mastery Settings can/will alter the Total Grade that is calculated.

The breakdown:

  • The student is assessed on multiple standards.

  • Each standard is then displayed individually in the standards gradebook.

  • The overall mastery score for the individual standard is calculated based on the Mastery Setting selected by the district (Mean, Mode, Most Recent, Highest, Decaying Average)

  • Total Grade is then calculated by averaging the data presented in the Gradebook.

💡 The example below shows how the Total Grade calculation is altered when the Mastery Setting is changed.

If you would like to display a "raw total score" rather than a total grade term, please reach out to your Otus Client Experience Partner or the Otus Support Team for assistance.


Setting Up Total Grade Conversion (for Standards)

Step 1: Turn Total Grade Conversion On

Once you are logged into the Main Admin account, navigate to the Control Center and follow these steps.

  • Grading

  • Grading Scales

  • Locate the specific Grading Scale that you wish to enable Total Grade Conversion for

  • Select the three horizontal dots

  • Select Total Grade Conversion

Step 2: Enter Conversion Value

  • Enter the value/text that you would like to display as the "Total Grade" for each scale label maximum of 25 characters each). Select save once done.

Examples:


View in Teacher/Admin Account

Standards Gradebook

Individual Student’s Standards Gradebook


View in Report Card

(Generated in Admin Account)

❗Must select Total Grade checkbox to be included in report card.*

❗Only standards that have been selected in report card template will be calculated in the Total Grade*


View in Student and Family Account


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