Grading Schemes

A grade scheme enables you to organize students’ performances on grade items into levels of achievement. A grade scheme can include any number of achievement levels. Each achievement level has its own range of acceptable grades and a symbol, such as a numeric value, letter, or text description, to represent it. You can create your own grade schemes or use the default schemes.

Grade Scheme Examples:

  • Letter: F, D, C, B, A, A+
  • Numeric: 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0
  • Text: Below Expectations, Meets Expectations, Exceeds Expectations

Create a Grade Scheme

Watch how to create a grading scheme.

  1. On the nav bar, click the Assessment menu, then select Grades.
    Grades on Nav Bar
  2. On the Schemes page, click New Scheme.
    New Grade Scheme
  3. In the General area, enter the scheme Name.
    Scheme Name
  4. In the Ranges area, enter the Symbol, Start %, Color, and Assigned Value %. If you do not assign a value in the Assigned Value % field, the Start % is used as the default.
    Scheme Range Setup
  5. To add more levels to your scheme, enter the number of ranges you want to add, and click Add Ranges.
  6. Click Save and Close.