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## Specialized Grading for Standards Based Grading.

Dear Power School,

Our department has elected to use a set of rules to determine final grades for Standards Based Grading. Is there anyway to make this grading automated within PowerSchool? For example, is it possible to program a set of rules like you might in Python, C++, or Excel?

A: >50% with a 4. No 2's or 1's.

B: >50% with a 3 or 4. <25% with a 2. No 1's.

C: >50% with a 3 or 4. >25% with a 2. No 1's.

😧 <50% with a 3 or 4. No 1's.

F: The student has a 1 score.

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@sikhanegi  You would accomplish this by setting up a new grade scale at the district level.    If you are unfamiliar with this process you should start with this document .

Note how in the gradescale you have columns for Teacher Gradebook Values . It will pull the percentages from the gradebook and grant the grade based on the cutoff values .    The Teacher will have to setup their Gradebook Calculations based on standard scores . They will do this in the Settings - Standards Grade Calculations .

The Gradescale is not going to be able to calculate a letter grade based on the percentage and the standard score.  So the Teacher will have to calculate a percentage in her gradebook . The Gradescale will then convert that percentage to a Grade.   However your gradescale will have to have clear cut offs for the grades which  can't be done based on the combination you have in the scale.

> 50 is an A if it is only 3 & 4 scores

> 50 is a B if the number of 2s are < 25%

>50 is a C if the number of 2s  are > 25%

< 50 is a D if only a 3 & 4 score

any 1 score is an F

Are you planning to store final grades for this course or are they attaching standard scores to standards in Powerschool and printing the standards on a report card?