Planning Diagnostics give students questions of different difficulties to quickly estimate their proficiency in different learning pathways. The results of planning diagnostics place students in one of four proficiency levels for each pathway assessed (Struggling, Beginning, Approaching, and Proficient). Rather than grade students on the results of a planning diagnostic, we instead give them credit for completing the work by the due date. To check for completion (indicated by a score of "100"), click Student Data at the top of your page and make sure that you are in the "Grades" tab.
Unit Diagnostics, Quizzes and Growth Quizzes are scored using the traditional percentage of questions answered correctly. While we provide remediation and an infinite number of attempts on each question, quizzes only count a question as correct if it is answered correctly on the first try.
Practices are graded based on the percentage of assigned topics that your students mastered. On a single topic, the student's mastery score suggests his or her progress toward proven understanding of that concept. A score of 88, for example, does not mean that a student has answered 88% of questions correctly; rather, it means that a student is 88% of the way toward achieving mastery in that topic.
Writing assignments are scored by the teacher! For more information on how to grade writing assignments, see the following resources:
Note: Quick Write assignments are initially given an automatic grade based on word count, but this grade can be overwritten by the teacher.