School Loop developed this new style of grading for Long Beach USD. Their goal was to find a more equitable and fair grading system. The result, Scaled Grading, is a blend of the traditionally based points grading system and a 5-point grading scale (A = 5, B=4, etc.). Though used in calculating grades, percentages are never displayed for teacher, students, or parents. Instead, everyone sees a scaled score between 5.00 and 0, which translated to the traditional letter grades A - F. School districts interested in making this style of grading available to their teachers should contact School Loop for more information.
Step By Step Guide
Once this feature is enabled for your school, teachers may enable scaled grading for their gradebooks.
1. Login to your School Loop portal.
2. Click (a) Settings on the top right and (b) choose one of your gradebooks under Gradebook Settings.
3. Click the Go button for Scaled Grading.
4. Check the Yes radio button then click the Submit button.
The Scaled Grade calculation happens in the background.
The grade in the class will show as a numerical value from 0 to 5 instead of a percentage value.