How do you end a quarter for a classroom? We are starting a new quarter and the grades from the previous quarter are still showing up (on a demo site I have setup)...which is fine however I don't know how to do end of quarter reports on grades. I want to keep the grades so at the end of the year I get a final grade but how do you break it up in quarters or semesters?
Thanks for your reply
My question to you would be if I set it up this way I wouldn't be able to weigh the activities like I am now without doing this.
Example: If I set up categories with test,homework and on line activity then to get a total weight of 100% I might weigh a test 60% homework 20% on line activity 20% - then assign my tests, homework and on line activity to these catergories...
Now if I set it up the way you suggest I would have First Quarter in my category list and give that a weight of 100% - then assign test, homework and on line activity to my First Quarter category. However I would not be able to weigh these separately.
Is this correct? I would really need to be able to weigh the individual catergories.
So, I think I figured it out. Using categories, set up a shell of your quarter and semester calculations for the year. At my school, it would look like this:
Administration block/Grades/Categories and Item/Add a Category...
Sem 1/ Weighted Mean of Grades/ Weight: 50%
Q1/Weighted Mean of Grades/Weight: 20%
Q2/Weighted Mean of Grades/Weight: 20%
Midterm exam/Weighted mean of grades/Weight: 10%
Sem 2/Weighted Mean of Grades/Weight: 50%
Q3/Weighted Mean of Grades/Weight: 20%
Q4/Weighted Mean of Grades/Weight: 20%
Final Exam/Weighted Mean of Grades/Weight: 10%
Then, you nest the other categories for each term:
(So, nest the following categories within Q1)
Q1 Class participation/10%
Do the same for Q2:
Q2 Class participation, etc.
I hope this is helpful to someone...