How does using the missing assignment tag affect the grade average?

mknowles
Journeyman

How does using the missing assignment tag affect the grade average?

I was asked if the tag Missing for an assignment affects the grade/average of a student?

Do any tags affect the grade/average?

I know collected would not affect the grade, but I just want to know what to tell my teachers. When we synced from Schoology, missing reported a grade of zero. Thank you for your help.

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jasonbengs
PowerSchool Champion
PowerSchool Champion

It depends on your grade setup.  You can set Missing to automatically have a point value or leave it unscored.  I would set mine to 50% because we were 50 based and I wanted my students/parents to be aware of what the grade would be if it were left missing.  

mknowles
Journeyman

Interesting news. How do you set up the point value?

jasonbengs
PowerSchool Champion
PowerSchool Champion

After you asked I went in to double check the process.  It has been close to a year since I have had to do that.  I forgot that I had set that up for my assignments in Canvas that synced over to PowerSchool.  

When it was an assignment inside of PTP I would enter the 50% value for the assignment, add the missing tag, then fill down to mark it for all remaining students.  

I think you could use a special score code to do it and when I find a more direct way to do it I will add another reply.