When setting up a Letter Grade Scale, it is important to remember you are setting a set point value for each letter. Letter Grade scales should always reach a max value of 100 if teachers plan on using the Percentages calculation method.  If there is no value with a Numeric Value of 100 the student’s cumulative grade will calculate incorrectly.  

In the case of the Total Points and Total Points with weight, the system will take the numeric value that was entered for the letter grade and that becomes a percentage of the Max Points set for the assignement.

Letter Grade Scales are not recommended for schools that need to calculate a Term Grade Average for Students in Grading.

To setup a Letter Grade Scale:

  1. Academics > Grades > Grading Setup > Gradebook Settings
  2. Click Add scale
  3. Enter the following information:
    a. Scale description: This is the name of the scale, it will be viewable by teachers when they are choosing the scale in their grade book configuration.
    b. Number of Values: The number of grades in the letter grade scale.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Enter the following information:
    a. Letter: The label that the teacher will choose as the grade. *Note: There is a ten character limit for this field.  If you exceed ten characters, the student's grade book break down will not display.
    b. Numeric value: The numeric equivalent to the letter grade, this value will be used in the Gradebook cumulative grade calculation.
    c. Minimum Score: The minimum parameter of the letter value - this is for        
        informational purposes and is not used in the calculation.
    d. Maximum Score: The maximum parameter of the letter - this is for
        informational purposes and is not used in the calculation.
  6. Click Save & Exit.