Set Grading Scale

With Engrade, you can set up a grading scale for your class a number of different ways. You can set up a custom grading scale or choose from options provided by Engrade. You can also elect to manual enter grades.

 

Set Custom Grading Scale

  1. Select the name of the class for which you would like to update the grading scale.

  2. Hover over the Options button and select Grading Settings from the drop-down menu.

  3. On the Grade Settings tab, select the Custom scale.

  4. Make the desired changes to your grading scale by clicking into the appropriate "Low," "High," and "Grade" boxes and entering the desired numerical and letter values. The numbers in the "Low" and "High" boxes above and below the one you are editing will automatically adjust around your enter values. You can click Add Row or Drop Row to add or remove rows to your grading scale.

  5. Click the Save Settings button to save your changes.

 

Set Alternative Grading Scale

Engrade's grading scale is flexible, allowing you to adjust the way student grades display. Instead of letter grades, Engrade can display a number or Mastery keywords.

  1. Select the name of the class for which you would like to update the grading scale.

  2. Hover over the Options button and select Grading Settings from the drop-down menu.

  3. On the Grade Settings tab, select the Custom scale.

  4. You can set numbers or words instead of letters in the "Grade" column, and then set a range for each number/word. As a note, if you set up your scale similar to the one below, you will want to set the highest value in a range to be the percentage that will calculate. For example, a 3 out of 4 points calculates to 75%, so you would want your 3 on the grading scale to have a maximum of 75%.

    75.1 - 100 = 4
    50.1 - 75 = 3
    25.1 - 50 = 2
    0 - 25 = 1

  5. We recommend that you set Show Percentages to No with this type of scale, as the percentage does not necessarily reflect the grade earned. On the Grade Settings tab, scroll down to the "Options" heading, which is at the bottom of the page.

  6. From the Show Percentages drop-down menu, select No to prevent students and parents from seeing the average percentage in accounts and on printed reports.

  7. Click the Save Settings button to save your changes.


When you enter assignments in your Gradebook using this type of alternative scale, ensure you are always entering grades with the points possible value of the highest number you entered on your grading scale.

In the example above, "4" is the highest a student can earn on the grading scale, so "4" will always be the points possible for the assignments in this class. You can double-check your assignments' points possible values by reviewing the bottom row of your Gradebook.

 

Set A-B-C 10% Bracket Scale

  1. Select the name of the class for which you would like to update the grading scale.

  2. Hover over the Options button and select Grading Settings from the drop-down menu.

  3. On the Grade Settings tab, select the A-B-C 10% Brackets scale.

  4. Select this option to automatically set traditional 10 point brackets for your grades. "A" will be set for grades between 90% and 100%, "B" will be set for grades between 80% and 89.9%, "C" will be set for grades between 70% and 79.9%, "D" will be set for grades between 60% and 69.9%, and "F" will be set for anything below 60%.

  5. Click the Save Settings button to save your changes.

 

Set 0-100 Grade=Percentage Scale

  1. Select the name of the class for which you would like to update the grading scale.

  2. Hover over the Options button and select Grading Settings from the drop-down menu.

  3. On the Grade Settings tab, select the 0-100 Grade = Percentage scale.

  4. Select this option to remove letter grades from displaying in your Gradebook. Instead of a letter grade, the students’ grades will only show the average percentage of the assignment scores.

  5. Click the Save Settings button to save your changes.

 

Set Manual Grading

  1. Select the name of the class for which you would like to update the grading scale.

  2. Hover over the Options button and select Grading Settings from the drop-down menu.

  3. On the Grade Settings tab, select the Manual scale.

  4. To manually set grades, select the Manual I will enter final grades, do not automatically calculate them option. This setting will allow you to override letter grades automatically calculated by Engrade. You may want to set some other scale to calculate your averages initially and then select Manual to override letter grades at a later date. Once you set Manual as your scale, on the Gradebook page’s Options menu, there is a new selection: Edit Grades. When you click Edit Grades, you will be able to enter the desired letter grade (or other numbers or words), which will display instead of the letter grade calculated by Engrade.

  5. Click the Save Settings button to save your changes.