Add Categories

Define Weighting of Coursework Scoring with Grade Categories

Grade categories tell the SchoolFront system how to calculate or project the student's final course grade. There is no limit to how many grade categories you create and you can name the categories whatever you like. For example:

  • Teacher 1 might configure:
    • Homework = 10%
    • Tests = 30%
    • Projects = 30%
    • Labs = 30%
       
  • Teacher 2 might configure:
    • Group Projects = 25%
    • Individual Projects = 50%
    • Tests = 25%
       
  • Teacher 3 might configure:
    • Term Papers = 50%
    • Essays = 50%

Standards/Skills-Based Grading

If you also want to assess coursework in a given category using standards or skills, you can associate a rubric with the grade category. Rubrics allow you to grade using a group of scoring parameters rather than just assigning a single score per assessment/coursework.

Drop Lowest Grade

Grade Categories are also the location in the system where you can configure the system to automatically drop the lowest grade.

Step-by-Step Instructions


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