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Customize Skill Grade Calculation Settings

If you've been given permission in the TeacherPlus Management Site, you can set the skill grade calculation settings. These settings control how linked assessment grades are calculated into skill grades.

To customize skill grade calculation settings, do the following:

  1. On the Gradebook Menu, click Skills Icon.

  2. In the Skills/Standards dialog box, click Skill Grade Calculation Settings.
  3. In the Skill Grade Calculation Settings dialog box, using the Calculation Method drop-down menu, click one of the following settings:

    Method Definition
    Mean Calculates the average grade across all linked assessments in the marking period and uses that value to determine the skill grade based on the skill grade scale.
    Mean of Most Recent [x] Assessments Calculates the average grade of the most [x] linked assessments in the marking period and uses that value to determine the skill grade based on the skill grade scale.
    Highest Determines the highest grade across all linked assessments in the marking period and uses that one grade to determine the skill grade based on the skill grade scale.
    Highest of Most Recent [x] Assessments Determines the highest grade across the most recent [x] linked assessments and uses that one grade to determine the skill grade based on the skill grade scale.
    Most Recent Determines the grade from the most recent linked assessment and uses that one grade to determine the skill grade based on the skill grade scale.
    Mode

    Determines the most frequently earned grade of all linked assessments across the marking period and uses that grade to determine the skill grade based on the skill grade scale.

    If there's a tie between two different grades, no grade will populate in the Skill Grade column. This situation requires the teacher's discretion.

    Median

    Determines the middle grade in the range of all linked assessments across the marking period and uses that one grade to determine the skill grade based on the skill grade scale.

    This formula assesses the grades in order from low to high to find the grade in the middle. If there are an even number of grades, the two middle grades will be averaged.

    Power Law

    This is a complex calculation that is designed to predict how the student would perform on the next linked assessment, based on the student's performances on all previously completed linked assessments.

    This calculation method places the most weight on the student's most recent assessment and progressively decreases the weight of each previous assessment. This calculation method often leads to more meaningful depictions of a student's skill progress on narrowly defined skills, such as counting to 10.

  4. (Optional) Select the Include category weights in skill grade calculations (applies to Mean methods only) check box.

    Skill Grade Calculation Settings

    This setting will only affect skill grade calculations if the previous setting is set to Mean and you've set category weights. For more information on category weights, see Customize Category Weighting.

  5. Click OK, and then, in the Confirmation dialog box, select which gradebooks to apply these settings to, and then click Yes.

This topic was last updated on February 08, 2018.


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