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Grade Schemes

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Understanding Grade Schemes

A grade scheme is a way of organizing users’ performances on grade items into levels of achievement. A grade scheme can include any number of achievement levels. Each achievement level has its own range of acceptable grades and a symbol, such as a numeric value, letter, or text description, to represent it. You can create your own grade schemes or use schemes set up by your organization.

Grade Scheme Example
Letter F, D, C, B, A, A+
Numeric 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0
Text Below Expectations, Meets Expectations, Exceeds Expectation

Access the Grade Schemes area

Click Grades Schemes icon Grades Schemes on the left tool menu.
 Grades Schemes screenshot

Creating a Grade Scheme

  1. Click New Grade Scheme icon New.
    New Grade Scheme screenshot
  2. Type a Name for the scheme.
  3. Type a Short Name to display in the grade book (optional).
  4. Define you grade Ranges.
    • Type the symbol you want to display for the grade range in the Symbol column. E.g., “A” or “Excellent” or “4.0”
    • Type the lowest grade to include in the range in the Start % column.
      • Note: The first range starts at 0 and ends at the next range’s Start %.
    • Select the color you want associated with the range in the Color column.
    • Type the numeric grade you want users to achieve when they are evaluated using the grade scheme in the Assigned Value % field. For example, selectbox grade items use the Assigned Value % to apply a points value to the item for calculating the final grade.
      • Note  If you do not assign a value, the start percentage is used as the default.
  5. Click Add Ranges to add additional grade scheme levels
  6. Click the Delete icon Delete icon beside a grade scheme level to delete it.
  7. Click Save.
    Grade Scheme Save screenshot

Managing grade schemes

Edit a grade scheme

  1. Click on the name of the grade scheme you want to edit.
    Grade Scheme Select to Edit screenshot
  2. Edit the fields as desired.
  3. Click Save.

Note: You cannot edit some of the properties of a grade scheme if a Selectbox grade item is using it.

Set a default grade scheme

  • Click the Default grade scheme icon Set as default grade scheme icon beside the grade scheme you want to make the default.
    Grade Scheme Set Default screenshot

Copy a grade scheme

  1. Click Copy icon Copy.
    Grade Scheme Copy Link screenshot
  2. Select the appropriate grade scheme.
  3. Enter a New Scheme Name for the copy.
  4. Click Copy.
    Grade Scheme Copy screenshot

Delete a grade scheme

  1. Click Delete icon Delete.
    Grade Scheme Delete screenshot
  2. Select the check box beside the grade scheme you want to delete.
  3. Click Delete Selected.
    Grade Scheme Delete Selected screenshot

Note: You cannot delete a grade scheme that is in use.

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