How do I create Grading Periods?

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As a school, grades are often collected in time periods within a Term. A common example, is the grades collected for "Midterm" reports in many school districts. You may set up Grading Periods to collect reports by considering how you want grades broken down within a term.

Note: You can edit and adjust weighting as needed ahead of teachers using Markboard, but once teachers begin to input grades and use these periods, you will cannot adjust these periods on your own, and will need to reach out to support@chalk.com in order to update the weighting.

Step 1:

Within Marking Cycles in Admin, click “Add Grading Period” in order to add Grading Periods within the Term. Enter in the Grading Period name, start & end date as well as the weight value if applicable. If you do not put in a Grading Period, reports will not run correctly.

An In-depth Example

At Chalk Academy, grades are reported out to Students and Guardians broken down by 9 week periods. We must also report out the semester exam. As such Grading periods within each Term need to be setup as follows:

Term 1: Fall 2017

  • Grading Period 1: 1st 9 Weeks (Sept 1st, 2017 - Oct 15th, 2017) - 40%
  • Grading Period 2: 2nd 9 Weeks (Oct 16th, 2017 - Dec 15th, 2017) - 40%
  • Grading Period 3: Fall Semester Exam (Dec 16th, 2017 - Dec 20th, 2017) - 20%

Term 2: Winter 2018

  • Grading Period 1: 3rd 9 Weeks (Jan 1st, 2018 - March 7th, 2018) - 40%
  • Grading Period 2: 4th 9 Weeks (March 8th, 2018 - May 20th, 2018 ) - 40%
  • Grading Period 3: Winter Semester Exam (May 21st, 2018 - May 24th, 2018) - 20%

Term 3: 2017-2018 School Year

  • Grading Period 1: 1st 9 Weeks (Sept 1st, 2017 - Oct 15th, 2017) - 40%
  • Grading Period 2: 2nd 9 Weeks (Oct 16th, 2017 - Dec 15th, 2017) - 40%
  • Grading Period 3: Fall Semester Exam (Dec 16th, 2017 - Dec 20th, 2017) - 20%
  • Grading Period 4: 3rd 9 Weeks (Jan 1st, 2018 - March 7th, 2018) - 40%
  • Grading Period 5: 4th 9 Weeks (March 8th, 2018 - May 20th, 2018 ) - 40%
  • Grading Period 6: Winter Semester Exam (May 21st, 2018 - May 24th, 2018) - 20%

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