As a Teacher, attached to a course, you are able to contribute to the grade report of the students, attached to your courses. This is completed within a term period. Depending on the Scale, and the Subject specifications, you can assess your student's performance and present this to their respective portals or in a PDF format.
Who can access the assessment grid?
Users need contribute to the grade report as permission in their user group. Course teachers will have this restricted to show only the courses they teach. Whereas administrators or other users will be able to all levels within their security context.
Choose to contribute in the grid view or switch the display to an individual view. The grid view allows users to drag and copy grades and comments, whereas the individual list view gives more on-screen details.
Adding marks and comments
Depending on how the assessment section has been configured, the Teachers simply enter the mark and their comment. The status column will change to completed and appear in green. Set the column to be mandatory within the Subject specifications if Teachers must put in an entry.
In the case of learning outcomes, the scales are replaced with drop-down options reflecting an achievement scale (or Likert scale) in most cases.
They can also be configured to be calculated as a numeric scale from within the subject specifications function. This will allow for averages to be normalised and also weighted.
A Likert scale can still be given points in order to calculate averages and to link into numeric assessment modules (Exceeded = 70%+, Met = 50%+, Near = 50>).
Instead of using the grid to assess the students, teachers can deselect this option, and have access to a full-page view should they prefer;
In this view, Teachers can see the whole text fields, and explanations, the non-numeric scales are colour coded depending on how you have selected and configured them in the Assignment configuration.
In the above example, the Subject specifications were set as below, with a LOF as a learning outcome scale, and tutor comment as a text field.
1. Choose the assessment group
This is determined in the user group security settings, for subject administrators can see across school levels.
2. Check on the progress
Just above the course selection users can see the completion status in grading. This allows administrators to signal potential problems, and also allows teachers to program workload.
3. Select the term
The reporting terms are set by the term configuration screen, and they appear here if they are labelled as is exam. Select the term for which you wish to complete.
4. When the assessment is complete
Note the status, Completed means there is an entry in the mandatory fields. If no assessment criteria have been selected as mandatory then just click on a cell to complete the student assessment. Not completed means an assessment is missing, the Teacher must check and complete it. Reviewed means that the report card has been reviewed, and the contribution is locked. To unlock this, then the student needs to save it as a draft from the review section.
5. Check your Publish dates
The dates for access and publishing can be configured by subject heads, make sure you have given ample time for everyone to contribute. Adjust these if needed. Assessments can be blocked.