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Special Scores

Special scores are scores that can be used in place of numeric scores to provide special meaning. Easy Grade Pro provides a variety of special scores that you can use, modify and delete. In addition, you can create your own.

Here is a list of some of the most used special scores with suggestions for use:

  • ex, short for excused, is for an assignment that has not been submitted and not required of the student, perhaps due to a late enrollment or other special circumstance. It has no value and does not affect the overall grade.
  • cr, short for credit, is for an assignment that has been submitted but is not to be graded. It has no value and does not affect the overall grade.
  • ab, short for absent, is for an assignment not submitted due to an absence. It has a value of 0%. It implies that the assignment can and should be submitted for a new grade. This score causes the assignment to appear in missing work reports.
  • mi, short for missing, is for an assignment not submitted and for which no valid excuse exists. It has a value of 0%. Teacher policy determines how this grade can be changed. This score causes the assignment to appear in missing work reports.
  • inc, short for incomplete, is for an assignment that has been submitted but must be redone or completed. It has a value of 0%. It implies that the assignment can and should be completed for a new grade. This score causes the assignment to appear in missing work reports.

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To edit special score options:

  1. Choose Class Options from the Edit menu and select the Score tab.
  2. In the Score Names column, put the name to be used as a key in reports.
  3. In the Code column, put the text that will be used as the score. To avoid confusion, we strongly recommend that you not use numbers unless you include other symbols. For example, consider using ‘+1’ instead of ‘1’.
  4. Optionally, you can include a single Shortcut key that, when pressed, enters the code into a score cell. If used, it must be unique in the list.
  5. The Value% of a special score should be blank or between 0 and 100%. If you leave this blank, the special score will have no affect on a student’s grade.
  6. If you would like the score to be picked up when a missing work report is printed or when a missing work filter is used, be sure to set the Missing attribute.

For information about using special scores, refer to the section Entering Scores.

FAQ: How do I enter a check mark as a special score?

FAQ: How do I set up my 5-point (or some other point) grading system?