|Override, Adjust, and Curve Grades|
Override Total Grade
To change a student's total grade, go to the Info > screen, click the student's grade and type the grade to override it. This is also commonly how you enter grades for final exams, citizenship, effort, etc. You can type any letter grade, rubric, percent, or any mark like "Pass", "INC", or "I", even if it is not defined on the screen. Leave the grade blank to use the calculated grade.
By default, entering a number from 1 to 10 is assumed to be a rubric, while anything else is assumed to be a percent, so 90 is interpreted as 90%. To force a number to be a percent, type the percent sign after it, like 5%. To force a number to be a rubric, type an apostrophe before it, like '0.
Overriding a grading period (e.g., 1st six weeks) does not affect the cumulative grade (e.g., 1st semester) if your grading periods are set to "Unweighted cumulative sum" on the screen, but it does if it is set to "Weighted average".
For standards-based grading, overriding the grade for an objective does not affect the total grade for the strand or subject.
Adjust Total Percent
To adjust a student's total percent, create a new and set the "Input as" menu to "Adjust Percents". Then enter a positive or negative number of percentage points to adjust for any students. This is useful for modifying requirements for students with special needs, extra credit, penalties, or raising the requirements for individuals seeking Honors credit.
This option is not available for Rubrics.
For standards-based grading, adjustments to the grade for an objective do not affect the total grade for the strand or subject.
Curve Grades on Assignment (Rubrics)
When using a Rubric grade scale, but entering scores as points or percents, all let you specify the minimum required for each rubric, e.g. "18=4, 15=3, 10=2, 0=1". Plus/minus signs on rubrics are interpolated automatically (linearly). If you leave the key blank, it interpolates evenly from 0 to 100%.
Curve Grades on Assignment (Letter Grades / Percents)
To curve scores on an for the whole class, click the checkbox for "Curve scores":
The first option adjusts the top of the grade scale, so e.g., if you enter "48" = 100%, then a raw score of 48 is counted as 100%, even if it is out of 50 points possible. You can also use percents, like "96%" = 100%.
The second option lets you adjust the lower end of the grade scale, so e.g., if you enter "30" = "C-", then a raw score of 30 is the minimum required for a C-, even if your grade scale normally requires something higher. You can also use percents, like "60%" = "C-".
You can use both options together too. The graph shows the adjusted grades to help you determine a fair curve.
It always displays the original raw points, even though the grade is based on adjusted points, so you may notice discrepancies on reports, like "30/50" = "35/50 70%".
It interpolates scores linearly, except 0% is never curved, and nothing can be curved below 0%.
Adjust Score on Assignment
An interesting way to adjust a score for extra credit, late penalty, etc., is to type it like "15+3", "20-2", "20-10%", etc. It calculates all these examples as 18 points, but it displays the score exactly as you typed it, so students can see how much extra they earned or were penalized.