Edit Marking Period

Add Marking Periods for a School Year

After marking periods are added to the system they can still be edited at any time by an administrator user to ensure that they align with the actual scheduled start and end dates of a school's marking periods.

Helpful Tip: Skip this tip section if you are a brand new SchoolFront Customer this school year. If you have used SchoolFront to manage your school in past years, you may want to login to SchoolFront and quickly review the previous year's marking period configuration as a guide for configuring this year's configuration. To check last year's configuration follow these steps: 

  1. Login to SchoolFront as an administrator user.

  2. Click Feature Administration in the left navigation menu. The Feature Administration page will open. Then click Year & Marking Periods under Scheduling and Courses.

  3. Find your previous school year in the list and click the magnifying glass icon beside the school year. The Manage Marking Periods page will open. 

  4. To see the details of each of the different Marking Period configurations click the magnifying glass icon beside the Marking Period. You may want to take note of the configuration (settings) of each marking period configured for the previous year so that you can replicate it or do something similar in the new school year. 

Applicable System Roles

System users with the following roles can do this:

  • Administrator Only

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Login to SchoolFront as an administrator user.

2. Click Feature Administration in the left navigation menu. The Feature Administration page will open. Then click Year & Marking Periods under Scheduling and Courses.

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3. Find the school year for which you would like to edit Marking Periods, and click the magnifying glass icon beside the school year. The Manage Marking Periods page will open. 

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4. Find the marking period in the list that you would like to edit and click Edit (the magnifying glass icon) at the end of the line next to the marking period. The marking period Details will open with the information about the marking period that is currently in the system.

5. Make all required changes to the form.

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Field Name Description
Stored Grade Abbreviation

Enter an abbreviation for the Marking Period name which people will recognize.

For Example: If you call the name "Marking Period 1," the abbreviation could be "MP1." If you call it "Semester 1," the abbreviation could be "S1." If you call it "Quarter 4," the abbreviation could be "Q4."

Name

You can name the Marking Period anything that makes sense for your school. If you will be using summary marking periods to create report cards with grades calculated from multiple sub-marking periods you should name the sub- and summary-marking periods so that they make sense.

  • For more information on Marking Period configuration for Report Card Calculation, click here.
Start Date

Enter the start-date of the Marking Period.

Note: If you are creating a summary marking period, enter the start-date of the first sub-marking period. i.e. If this marking period is comprised of three sub-marking periods (MP1, MP2, and MP3). Create the 3 sub-marking periods first, and then create the summary marking period and enter the start-date of MP1 in the summary marking period end-date also.

  • For more information about summary marking periods, click here.
End Date

Enter the end-date of the Marking Period.

Note: If you are creating a summary marking period, enter the end-date of the last sub-marking period. i.e. If this marking period is comprised of three sub-marking periods (MP1, MP2, and MP3). Create the 3 sub-marking periods first, and then create the summary marking period and enter the end-date of MP3 in the summary marking period end-date also.

  • For more information about summary marking periods, click here.
Report Card Only If this is a summary Marking Period, enter "yes." If you are unsure about whether or not it is a summary marking period, click here to read about summary marking periods vs. regular standard marking periods.
Include Test Grade

If the marking period has an overall marking period test that is used in addition to the student's aggregated marking period grades average, enter "yes."

For example, if you have a Mid-term Exam that you want to appear on the mid-term report card, and this is the marking period that concludes with a Mid-Term report card, enter "yes."

Test Name If you entered "yes," enter the name of the test as you want to see it appear on the report card.

 

6. Click the Update button to enter your changes into the system.


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