Schools are busy enough without teachers and staff having to be confused about which assessments count toward student grades, and for how much. In Schoolrunner, this is all easily managed. You control which "types" of assessments exist at your school. "Assessment types" designate whether an assessment is a quiz, a test, a homework assignment, a classwork assignment, a project, or something different – it's all up to you.
Every assessment must be given one of the "types" that is available at your school upon its creation:
Once you have various types of assessments created, you can determine which types factor in to course grades, and how much each should count for (or, whether two or more types should be bucketed together).
Using the above screenshot as an example, there are six types of assessments at this school:
- Exit Ticket
If all assignments designated as either "Classwork" or "Exit Ticket" should collectively account for 30% of a student's final grade, those can be put in a bucket called "Class Assessments". Other assessment types can be put into buckets together, or they can stand alone. You can also choose to leave out certain assessment types from final grades all together. Here's an example of how course grades can break down, otherwise known as a methodology.
Assessment "Types" Included in the Bucket
|Class Assessments||Classwork, Exit Ticket||30%|
|End of Year Exam||Final||20%|
Note that "Practice" was left out of the methodology above. This means that any assessment tagged as "Practice" will not count toward student course grades. These assessments can still be useful for tracking progress or analyzing how effective students are at brushing up on their skills, but since it's not included in the methodology, none of these assessment results will count toward grades.
Schoolrunner does all the math and weighting for you. As long as teachers create assessments that are tagged as an assessment "type" that is part of their course's methodology, student scores will automatically be weighted and bubble up into grades for quarters, semesters, and final year grades (depending on the grading terms at your school, of course, which are up to you).