Grading and Gradebook
This Friday will bring more changes to better improve the Educator experience for you and your students. There are actually two significant changes that have come from our reading on the Educator Facebook page and/or dialogues with some of you. There are many more in the pipeline, so stay tuned here at least once a week.
Here’s a short story. A student is presented an assignment that includes BOTH short-answer work AND an essay/paragraph response within the same assignment. The student did some of the work (the short answers), but he/she needed more time to complete the written portion. The view in the gradebook was averaged by reflecting a zero (zip! zilch! nothing!) on the essay portion. This might certainly cause panic in the student’s household, when reviewing student grades. It might also cause you to see alleged grades that were not complete. This has been changed to make life a bit less stressful for all.
As we go forward, the student’s assignment/exam grade will NOT be visible UNTIL the teacher (you!) has finished grading the ENTIRE submission. This will hopefully reduce the number of false alarms in the FLVS and franchise neighborhoods.
Adding the school of record to your students’ gradebook apparently could be very useful for many teachers. This certainly applies to the VLL teachers, which is where this request originated. It will not get in the way of anyone who does not need or want this functionality.
For those of you who use the export feature there, the school of record will be present as a new column field (School) in your spreadsheet as well:
Leave your comments here, if you like. Add your thoughts to the Educator Facebook page. See? We do read them! We will get around to improving your experience one step at a time … or maybe even two. See you soon.