ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

6.5.7 Grading Scale


New Homework (cont.)

Figure 6.54: New Homework (cont.)
STEP 5. By default, no grading scale is used, and the students see only a percentage score. If the grading scale is used, its default is a conventional scale (A, B, C, etc.) using standard percentage breakpoints (Fig. 6.54). The sliders on the scale can be moved and renamed, and you can add or remove sliders to set practically any scale desired. The labels on the sliders, which are used as grade notations, are limited to a few letters or numbers; to set the label, click on the existing label, type in the new label, then press Return.
Use the Display Options under the grading scale to set whether the scale will be used. Even if the scale is not used, the graph will be populated as a histogram once the students begin taking the Homework, giving a useful illustration of the students' performance on that assignment.
NOTE. You can choose to apply the settings on this screen to all future assignments created in this category, in the course by checking the box underneath the display options. This will not include the name, content, and start and end dates.
To complete the process, click Save at the bottom of the New Homework page. After you click the Save button, the Homework assignment can be edited if changes are required (Sec. 6.5.8). If you do not wish to save the Homework Assignment, click the Cancel button.