About Report Cards
The Report Card link appears for your classes prior to a report card deadline, and can be found as a button below each class on the Classes panel along the left side of your Home screen, or as a link within each class:
The report card form usually includes an average, calculated from the summative assessments for the dates listed at the top of the form. The due date for report card submission is displayed next to the reporting period:
You may want to review the assessments that comprise the calculated grade. To see which summative assessments are included in the reporting period, click Show Assessments.
The default list includes any summative assessment that has a date within the reporting date range. To exclude any assessment from this report card, hover over the date and click Exclude.
Edsby will also inform you of any summative assessments that do not have a Due Date.
You may view and change these assessments to assign a date if you want them to be part of the calculated grade. To do so, click Edit Assessment List. To include an assessment in the report card, hover over the date area and click Include.
When you are satisfied the report card includes the correct set of assessments you can begin entering student-specific information.
Entering student grades and comments
The report card shows a row for each student. Depending on your school policy, your report card may include a term grade, attendance history, comments, and/or additional fields such as participation and effort that can be filled in.
By default, Edsby shows the calculated average for each student, presented in light-gray text:
To accept the calculated average as the grade for a student, click in a cell and press the space bar on your keyboard. Note that arrow keys on the keyboard may also be used to navigate the report card, allowing you to quickly fill in grades.
You may also enter an alternate grade for any student, overriding the calculated average.
Green arrows indicate a grade is more than the calculated average. Red arrows indicate a grade is less than the calculated average. The arrows appear when the grade and calculated average differ by more than 1%.
A yellow exclamation point is displayed if the grade differs from the calculated average by 5% or more.
To complete the report by filling in the other fields. Note that for drop-down lists you may type the first letter of a list option on the keyboard, rather than using the on-screen selector.
If you want to review a student's work to help in determining a grade, you can open the student’s Perspective by clicking on the student's name.
Your work is always saved
While you cannot submit the report card to the office until all the fields have been completed, the report card will save all entries so you can leave the report card and come back to continue at any time.
Submit to office
Once you complete the report card, click Submit to office. You cannot submit the report until all mandatory cells have an entry.
Until the due date, you can make changes to the report card by clicking Unlock for Editing.
Once you’ve completed your changes, click Resubmit to office.
Submitting to office does not immediately share report card information with students or parents. The report card information goes through your school’s existing vetting process before it is published online or printed and mailed.