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Standards Gradebook Override

You can override a student's overall performance level on standards in the standards gradebook if the district has enabled the feature.

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Written by Monica Burke
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What is a Standards Gradebook Override?

When viewing the standards gradebook, Otus calculates an overall performance level for each student on every standard.

If you want to override the grade Otus has calculated, you can do so by selecting the dropdown arrow to the right of each performance level indicator.

Important Note - This setting is controlled by your district. If you do not see the dropdown arrow, your district does not have this function enabled.

Are you an administrator looking to enable this setting? Contact the support team through the chat feature in your Otus account. We can help you get started.

How to Override the Standards Gradebook Score

  • Step 1: Navigate to the Gradebook module.

  • Step 2: Select the appropriate class.

  • Step 3: Select the Standards Gradebook tab.

  • Step 4: Select the dropdown arrow next to the score you want to override.

  • Step 5: Select the score you wish to give.

  • Step 6: Read the prompt. This tells you that the score you give will not be impacted by any future assessments. The score is locked unless you revert it. If you still wish to override, select Override.

Helpful Information

  • Notice - the overridden score will appear in bold text along with an asterisk. This is for easy identification of overridden scores vs. Otus-calculated scores.

  • Reverting a Score - If you wish to revert your overridden score back to the Otus calculation, select the dropdown menu. Then select Revert Score. Read the prompt for confirmation and select Revert.

❗️Important Note - Any overridden standard scores are locked in place until a teacher or administrator reverts the overridden score. They do not automatically revert to the standard calculation or update when new attempts are scored or when a new grading period opens.

Student and Family Gradebook View

The gradebook in both a student and family account indicates that a score was overridden, just as it does in the teacher's gradebook. Any overridden score is indicated with bold font and an asterisk.

Otus Live Video

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FAQ and Troubleshooting

Click to see FAQ and troubleshooting details.

Are overridden scores indicated on report cards?

No. When running report cards, there is no indication of an overridden score. The Otus calculations and overridden scores appear the same; there isn't any special font or symbol to indicate an overridden score on report cards.

How does the Mastery Setting impact the overridden score?

The overridden score remains the same across all mastery settings. For example, if you were in Mean when you made the override, that score will remain the same if you change to Mode, Most Recent, Highest, or Decaying Average.

Will Standards Analytics show the overridden score?

No. The overridden score will not carry over into standards analytics. The original, Otus-calculated score is is used in standards analytics.

Does the overridden score impact the Total Grade?

Yes. If your district has the Total Grade column, any override of an individual standard will impact this total grade.

Do students and families get notifications or see a history of when scores are overridden?

No, students and families will see the overridden score in the gradebook, but they will not see a history of overridden scores or receive a notification when a score is overridden.

Do students and families have the ability to see what the original Otus calculated score was after it has been overridden?

Unless you revert the score back to its original Otus calculation, the students and families will not see the original score after it has been overridden.

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