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Non-Numeric Scoring Codes

This screen is accessed by clicking the Scores tab and then clicking the "Non-Numeric Scores" link that is shown just below the Scores tab. This screen lets you define your own non-numeric scoring codes on a per class basis that are automatically translated by MyGradeBook when you record scores and grades are calculated. Teachers typically use this screen to define letter grade codes that are automatically converted to a percentage of maximum points by MyGradeBook. For example, teachers often want to enter codes like B instead of having to figure out how many points a B should be worth in a particular assignment.

The first time you create a class, you are given an initial set of default non-numeric scoring codes defined by the system. Every class you create after your first class gets an initial set of non-numeric scoring codes based on the codes defined in the last class you created. You can use the Non-Numeric Scoring Codes screen to add as many codes as you need. Many Elementary Teachers use the Non-Numeric Scores screen to alter the percentages assigned to the "+", "OK, and "-" codes or they create their own codes that use the Percentage Of Max Points column.

Scoring Tip: Teachers normally enter Points Earned in the score fields. However, you can type the percentage a student received and the screen will automatically convert it to points for you. When you type a score followed by the "%" sign, the screen will automatically convert the percentage to points for you.

You can edit any of the non-numeric codes including the default code and the missing code. You can delete any code except the default code and the missing code. Even though you can not delete the default code and the missing code, you can change their values and attributes. For example, you could change the "?" code value to "unscored" if you wanted "unscored" to be displayed as the score for every student when an assignment is created.

Field Descriptions
  • Code - The value you enter in this field can not be a number and can not be the same as any other code already defined in the currently selected class. When recording scores in any of the scoring screens, you can enter any of the non-numeric scoring codes instead of a numeric point value and the system will handle the scoring for you based on the attributes you assigned to the code. For example, you may have defined a code with a value of "A", checked the "Affects Grades" box, entered "93" in the Percentage of Max, and gave it a description of "Great". Whenever you enter a score of "A" for a student, the system will automatically give the student 93% of the maximum possible points allowed by the assignment.
     
  • Affects Grades - If you check this box, you must enter a number equal to or greater than zero in the Percentage Of Max column. If this box is not checked, the Percentage Of Max column must be empty.
     
  • Default Code - If the Default Code attribute equals "Yes", the code will be recorded as the default score for every student whenever you create an assignment. You cannot alter Default Code and Missing Code attributes of a non-numeric code. However, you can change any other attribute. For example, you could change the "?" code value to "unscored" if you wanted "unscored" to be displayed as the score for every student when an assignment is created.
     
  • Missing Code - If the Missing Code attribute equals "Yes", the reports and screens that calculate the number of missing assignments per student will look for scores that match the code.
     
  • Percentage Of Max Points - If you leave this field empty, the Affects Grades box must be unchecked. If you enter a value in this field, the Affects Grades box must be checked. For example, if you are defining a B+ code, you would have the Affects Grades box checked and might enter a value like 87 in the Percentage Of Max Points field. If you then entered the B+ code as a score in any of the scoring screens, the system would automatically give the student 87% of the maximum points allowed in the assignment. If you subsequently change the maximum points allowed in the assignment or the value in Percentage Of Max Points column for the B+ code, the system will automatically adjust the grades.

    Scoring Tip: Teachers normally enter Points Earned in the score fields. However, you can type the percentage a student received and the screen will automatically convert it to points for you. When you type a score followed by the "%" sign, the screen will automatically convert the percentage to points for you.
     
  • Description - You can enter up to 60 characters to describe the code you have defined.


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