Our district is using Schoology this year as our online gradebook program. One issue that has been irritating to our teachers is entering grades using our district defined grading scale. We want our teachers to use our scale when they enter grades because it shows the point value for a student along with the grading scale letter it matches. For example, if a student scores a 22 out of a 25 point assignment, the gradebook shoes 22 and the letter B.
The problem is that as our teachers are entering grades, there is a pop up box that appears with A B C D F each time a teacher clicks on a cell to enter a grade. It makes navigating around the gradebook difficult and sometimes they accidentally enter the letter instead of the point value.
Please consider eliminating the pop up box from a defined grading scale.
If our teachers us the numeric scale, they avoid the pop up box, but then parents do not get to see the corresponding letter grade with the point value. In my example from above, they would only see 22. To find out how that translates, they would have to calculate 22/25 and then find our grading scale somewhere that shows that an 88 is equivalent to a B. That is very cumbersome for our parents.