Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Skyward Tech Tip: Elementary Gradebook - What do I do if I have a question/event linked to multiple standards?

As we figure out how the new math program and Skyward's standards-based gradebook work together, we have come across a few situations where you may want to attach multiple skills to one event and then give all the skills the same score. For example, in your mid-module, question #3 may be linked to three different standards. In this situation, you would add an event for mid-module question 3, then link it to three standards. (For directions on how to do this check out this tip: If you immediately click save and score it will take you to a screen that allows you to type in the score once and it fills across all the skills.

If you hit save and add another, or save and back you will not have this option to fill across unless you turn on Multiple event scoring. Here is how you do it:

Go to your mathematics grade book.
Click on Display options
Click on Event Display

Scroll down until you see "Event Score Entry". Select Use multiple skill event scoring screen. Click Save.

Click on the Event you want to score in your gradebook grid either by clicking at the top of the column, or by clicking the *.

Type the score for that event in the first white box. It will automatically fill across. Click Save when finished.

You can then go back in to your Event Display Options to change back to single event entry if you want to in order to be able to select the no count and missing options.