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You can add an unlimited number of grading scales. 

 To add a grading scale
  1. On the Home screen, click Options.
  2. Click Grading Scale. The Grading Scales window displays.
  3. Click Create New. The New Grading Scale dialog box displays.
  4. Enter a name for the new grading scale, and click OK.

    Useful Information

    After you add a grading scale, you can select one scale to be the default. With the grading scale open, click the Set as Default check box beside the name. 

  5. Click Add. The Grading Scale dialog box displays. Enter the following grade information for each level of your grading scale:
    • Numeric (Greater Than or Equal To) - Enter the lowest possible number of the grade. For example, if the letter grade is F, the lowest possible numeric grade is 0 (zero).
    • Letter Grade 1 - Enter the letter grade equivalent of the numeric grade. This letter grade is usually reserved for the typical A, B, C, D, F grading scale.
    • Letter Grade 2 - Enter a second letter grade equivalent for the numeric grade. This letter grade is usually reserved for the typical E, S, U grading scale.
    • Grade Points - Enter the number of points the grade level is worth. Usually, this scale is one to four or one to five. The grade points are used to calculate the GPA or Grade Point Average.
  6. Set up any of the Grading Options you want to use. 
  7. Click Close.

Note

If you delete all of the levels for a grading scale, the entire grading scale will be deleted.

Grading options affect how grades are weighted and ultimately calculated. Use the following fields to help you weight classes:

Additional Field Information

Extra grade points for honors
Enter the number of extra points in the field.
Extra grade points for AP
Enter the number of extra points in the field.
Credit Cut Off

If you live in a state that gives GPA credit for failing grades, you can set a grade value limit for receiving GPA credit.
Use credits to weigh subjects GPA
Include credits in the calculation of the student's GPA. With this option, some classes could have more weight than others.
Use Credits to weigh subjects Average
Use the credits assigned to the class to weigh the subject in the calculation of the student's overall average. If this option is not selected, then all classes have the same weight.
Failing Grade
Enter a numerical grade that indicates the student is failing. This grade, and all grades below, will display in red in the gradebook.
Round Average to
Select the number of decimal places to round averages to, from 0 to 4. If you select 0, the average will be rounded to the nearest whole number.
Round GPA to
Select the number of decimal places to round the GPA to, from 0 to 4. If you select 0, the GPA will be rounded to the nearest whole number.

Note

If you set different rounding decimal places for different grading periods and a student has classes in both, their overall average will use the highest decimal place selected. This applies to both Round Average To and Round GPA To.



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