Is there an option in PS to enter the grades in PowerSchool as Letters like A, B, C etc?
I could see only the score type options such as Percent, points,Letter (7-1), Collected only. And Letter (7-1) doesn't seem to work.
All of our teachers are required to enter letter grades for all assignments and assessments. In fact, when I do the training, I have the teachers set it as the default when they setup their categories.
The school district needs a grade scale that contains letter grades and this scale must be tied to your course. Your school and/or district PowerSchool administrator should be able to help.
@DanM3 , I tried creating an alpha grade scale, however the cut off and grade values seem to be numeric and I am not having an option to enter the grade value in letters.
@Powerschool3040 That is correct, it must be a number for the behind the scenes calculations. When a teachers at our school enters a letter grade it is assigned the value the school has determined and is listed in our Student Parent Handbook. We also suppress showing percentages as well. We use a traditional 100% scale but the lowest mark is an Incomplete which calculates to 49.9%. On our scale an F is 55%.We have adopted most of what Ken O'Connor has written about grading and learning.
Have you connected/applied the new grade scale to your class?