Thursday, October 30, 2014

Skyward: Elementary Grading - Entering Grades Directly and Overriding Grades

Entering Report Card Grades Directly without Adding an Event

There are times when entering grades directly into the report card column is logical, or even necessary.  An example of this is the Learner Behaviors, but it can be done in any area on the report card.

Step 1: Click on the Gradebook for the class for which you want to enter report card grades.

Step 2: Click on the Skill (striped) header row.

Step 3: Type in the grades for each student, or use the autofill drop down menu to select a common grade for all students.

Step 4: Click Save when finished.

Overriding/Adjusting Report Card Grades

Sometimes the grade that is calculated by the gradebook using the trend grading does not accurately represent the child's true performance on the skill.  When this occurs, it is important to adjust the grade.

Step 1: Click on the Gradebook for the class you wish to adjust.

Step 2: Click on the M, P, or L in the report card grade column for the child whose score you wish to adjust.

Step 3: Change the score.

Step 4: Click Save.

You may see up or down arrows in a column in your gradebook now.  This is okay.  It is simply letting you know that you have adjusted the report card grade manually.