Working with Missing Numeric and Letter Grades
When an assessment grade is missed Edsby presents the teacher with options on how the missed grade should be calculated. If no grade is entered Edsby ignores the field, the percentage is now calculated based upon the remaining grades.
When entering a numeric grade in the gradebook calculations are automatically generated based upon how the assessment was originally setup. Once the grade is entered Edsby calculates the overall percentage.
As in numeric grading if a letter grade is not entered Edsby ignores the field and the student grade is calculated based upon the remaining grades.
Letter grades reflect the school's philosophy on the grading Scheme (grading scale) and how inserted text calculates into the student overall percentage. As an example one school may pre-determine the letter grade of an "A" represents achievement between 92 - 100 while another school may pre-determine the letter grade of an "A" represents achievement as 90 - 100.
Grade Status Indicators
The teacher has options on how grades are remembered by using the "Status" indicator. Indicators provide different representations on how the grade is calculated into the overall percentage. The Status indicator menu button (blue triangle) can be found by hovering the mouse pointer to the left of the grade. In this example the student grade entered is being dropped from the overall student percentage.
Selecting the "Drop From Average" indicator removes the grade from being calculated into the overall percentage and changes the background of the grade to match the Status Indicator menu background.
If a missed grade is not going to be entered the use of the "Status" indicator can be selected to remind the teacher that the blank grade has been "Excused".
An excused grade is not calculated into the student's overall percentage. The green (X) reminds the teacher that the grade has been "Excused".