Standards-Based Gradebook - Instructors


The standards-based gradebook allows instructors to evaluate students based on skill mastery and measure student learning while assessing the efficacy of instruction.

Once materials are aligned to objectives and submissions are graded, you can keep track of students' mastery in the standards-based gradebook.

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How to access the standards-based gradebook

To access the standards-based gradebook:

Click Mastery from the left column in the course. This displays the Class Overview with a list of the highest level parent objectives used in the course:


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Mastery - Class Overview

The Mastery - Class Overview area displays the highest level parent objectives in which course materials are aligned to:


For each parent learning objective aligned in the course, the Class Overview displays the overall student mastery including the average score and a graph outlining the number of students and their mastery skill alignment on the district mastery scale.

The Class Overview displays the roll-up calculation for the highest level parent objective that is aligned to the course materials.   From there you can drill down to view additional roll-up calculations, learning objective scores and individual material scores. 

  • The number of learning objective levels available will be dependent on your district's custom mastery setup.
  • The mastery grading scale is set at system-level. We recommend reaching out to your Support Contact for more information on the grading scale set at your school.

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Mastery and Learning Objectives View

Click the parent objective from Class Overview for a detailed view of the parent objective levels and learning objectives to which the course materials are aligned - and depending on your district's mastery grading scale - the students' mastery point values or achievement level.


The standards-based gradebook contains:

  1. Members — Course members are arranged by Last Name, First Name. It is not possible to sort course members in an alternative order. 
  2. Average Scores — Lists the average point values per student, per learning objective or parent objective. A blank cell indicates the student has not been graded for that item.
  3. Overall — Lists the overall mastery point value per student.
  4. Learning Objectives — The learning objectives that course materials are aligned to, or a parent objective contains learning objectives that have been aligned. A point value or proficiency level based on the Mastery Grading Scale set at system-level is displayed next to each student under the corresponding objective.

Click View Details at the top of the gradebook for the class average mastery score and a breakdown of students based on their mastery achievement level:


Click on any learning objective in the gradebook to see which course materials are aligned to that objective:


Click on the item title to view the course material:


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How are mastery achievement levels calculated in the standards-based gradebook?

Students' proficiency scores or achievement levels for learning objectives are calculated based on the mastery grading scale set at the district level. We recommend reaching out to your Support Contact for more information on the district mastery grading scale. Roll up calculations, or proficiency scores for parent objectives, are calculated by averaging the associated learning objectives scores available in the course section.

Note: When grading items aligned to learning objectives, you may enter a grade based on the maximum points set on the graded item. At this time, there is not a way to grade the item per learning objective via a rubric. Therefore, when a grade is entered on the item, the point value is distributed evenly amongst the aligned learning objectives based on the item's grading scale and the district mastery grading scale.

In the following example, the assignment has the following settings:

  • 100 total points
  • Numeric grading scale
  • District mastery scale is set to a 4 point grading scale
  • Aligned to four learning objectives


Student, Omari Tett received 70/100:


Therefore, the 70 points are distributed evenly amongst the four learning objectives based on the numeric grading scale and the district mastery 4 point grading scale:

(Points received / Total points possible) * (number of learning objectives)
70/100 = 0.7 * 4 = 2.80 per learning objective


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I copy a course material aligned with learning objectives to another course?
When copying a course material that is aligned to learning objectives to another course, the learning objectives are not copied over. We are still building out additional features for District Mastery and the ability to copy materials aligned to learning objectives to other course and resources is not supported yet.

Can I edit the mastery grading scale?
The district mastery grading scale is administered at the system-level. We recommend reaching out to your Support Contact for more information on your school's district mastery grading scale.

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