Marking Period is the time division of the entire school year. For setting up the marking period go to School Set up >> Marking periods.
To begin, Full Year is already created with a Start & End date which had been entered while installing the school for the first time. Now the full year needs to be divided into semesters & quarters as per school requirements. To create a marking period of a semester/quarter, click on the (+) and fill out the Title, Short Name, Marking Period Begins & End date and Grade Posting Begins & end date for that marking period. Grade posting begins & end date indicates the span of time in which users can input final grades.
There are three check boxes – Graded, Comments and Exam.
- Graded: By checking a marking period ‘Graded’, grading option is allowed and you can enter final grades for the courses which run in that marking period.
- Comments: By checking the ‘Comments’ box, teachers and administrators are allowed to enter Comments while giving final grades.
- Exam: Exam option should be checked when you want to take a physical exam at the end of a marking period. Checking the Exam box will allow the teachers and administrators to enter grades manually for this exam. You can only take advantage of this Exam option in Full Year or Semester if required.