Author Topic: How Are Overall Grades Determined for Performance Scale Classes?  (Read 1136 times)

TimDaniel

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When classes are graded on a performance scale, such as "fully meeting expectations", or "not yet meeting expectations", simplegradebook determines the overall grade by looking at how many assessments are meeting expectations for the grade level.  Overall grades are determined as follows - for convenience the language of the British Columbia Performance Standards is used:
 
Exceeds Expectations - all assessments are at "Fully Meets Expectations" and at least one is at "Exceeds Expectations".
Fully Meets Expectations - all assessments are at "Fully Meets Expectations"
Minimally Meets Expectations - at least 50% of assessments are at "Fully Meets Expectations", or all the assessments are at "Minimally Meets Expectations" or above.
Not Yet Within Expectations - less than 50% of assessments are at "Fully Meets Expectations".

Note:
1) teachers can designate assignments as "practice" assignments which don't count towards the overall grade.
2) simplegradebook enables teachers to use different language to express the same ideas as the above, so you may see different wording
3) teachers can override the overall grade that simplegradebook determines, so there may be exceptions to the above rules.
4) More information on the British Columbia Performance Standards can be found here:  https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/perf_stands/using.htm
« Last Edit: February 28, 2017, 09:40:06 PM by TimDaniel »