In this article, you will learn how you can use AES to fit your grading needs.

These tips can help even if you are doing distance or online learning with your students right now!

There are 6 common ways teachers can assign grades with AES:

  1. Letter Grades
  2. Points
  3. Do no Harm
  4. Pass/Fail
  5. Completion
  6. Summative Assessment

1. Letter Grades

Letter grades are typically based on ranges of percentages.

In the AES gradebook, you can view grades in percentages to make entering letter grades in your external gradebook easier.

2. Points

Grading with points means that you have a total number of points students an earn in a class. Each assignment makes up a portion of the total grade.

To view assignments in points you can change the view of the Gradebook in AES.

3. Do No Harm

Do No Harm is all about giving the students their best chance to earn a good grade.

This has been a popular way of grading since you’ve been required to do distance learning.

Ways to follow Do No Harm requirements within AES include:

  • Allowing multiple attempts on assessments
  • Giving feedback on assessments results
  • Extending the time for Due Dates
  • Altering Grades

To allow multiple attempts you can either change the quiz settings or reset an assessment when requested by a student.

To change the feedback of the assessment results that students see on every assessment they’ve previously taken and have yet to take, you can review the Assessment Settings .

To extend the time for assignments, you can adjust your module Due Date Settings or change the due date entirely.

To alter grades you can edit any assessment grade a student has received by selecting the grade in the Grades tab.

4. Pass/Fail

Pass/Fail grading requires you setting a bar students must meet. Students who make or are above the bar pass and those that do not fail.

In AES, you can use certificates of completion to achieve this and set what you deem a passing grade.

5. Completion

Grading for completion means the student gets full marks as long as the assignment is completed.

AES makes it easy for you to check completion by showing a green checkmark next to a fully completed module.

This checkmark means a student has completed every graded item within the module.

NOTE: This does not include electronic worksheets, but you can view worksheet completion on the same screen!

6. Summative Assessment

A Summative Assessment or Final Exam is when a large portion of the students’ grades depends on one final assessment that encompasses everything they learned in the class.

You can create your own automatically graded exam with AES!

Still need to get grades into your schools gradebook? You can export the grades from AES into excel!

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