|Grade Scales & Rubrics|
The screen is where teachers customize the grade scale for their classes.
(System admins may define a default grade scale on the screen.)
You may use letter grades (ABCDF±), numeric rubrics (4321±), letter rubrics (ESN±), Pass/Fail, or any variation of those. You may use the same grade scale for all classes/subjects, or edit them separately for each class/subject. Select a system from the Templates menu, then modify it as needed.
If you check "Use percents", it shows the percents with grades, plus other statistical information such as Total points and Impact on grade.
The "Round grades" option means an 89.5% will count like 90% to determine if the student gets an A, for example. When you generate report cards you also have an option to show rounded percents on report cards. Regardless of these settings, other reports and your gradebook always display percents to the tenth, so students don't have to ask, "How close am I to an A?". (Technically, grades are first calculated to several decimal places, like 89.4629410021%, then rounded to a tenth, like 89.5%. If you select the rounding option, then it is rounded again to the whole percent, like 90%. So in this example 89.45% is needed for an A- with rounding, or 89.95% without rounding.)
If "Use percents" is unchecked, it calculates averages based on the order of your grade scale. For example, if E is the highest grade, E- is worth one grade below that, then S+, S, S-, N+, and N. So if one assignment is an E and another is an S-, it determines the average is the grade in between, which is S+. Note: This does not support decimal grades, like 2.7. This closest is 4321±, like "3-".
Your grade scale is independent of how you score assignments — e.g. whether you're using ABCDF± or 4321±, you can still score your assignments like 18/20 or 90%. See Scores
To make an exception to these default values, add the letter grade in the Special Marks column, e.g. to make "F" worth 50% instead of 0%.