Headrush enables formative and summative assessment in a variety of ways that inform the learner of expectations and progress, ensures consistency across educators, as well as improves clarity of accomplishment for outside stakeholders. Traditional grades / grading has not always provided the same kind of articulation and equity.
Nevertheless, summative grades / grading are possible in Headrush. In order to determine how to do/setup grading in Headrush, there are a few questions we’ll need you to answer to help us guide you to the best way Headrush supports your grading approach:
- What are grades being attached/associated?
a. A specific piece of student evidence,
d. Learning target/outcome, and or
e. Something else?
- How do individual grades get summarized or 'roll up' for a student?
a. Grades don’t roll up— they are purely feedback on a particular assignment/ piece of evidence
b. By Course/Class/Unit (e.g.- English 6 Semester 1 or Heat and Motion)
c. By Subject area (e.g.- Science or Biology, etc)
- How do you weight a grade on a given thing for a student?
a. Grades are not weighted -or- are assumed worth the same weight
b. By credits earned
c. By non-credit points
d. By learning targets demonstrated
e. Something else?
- If grades don’t roll up AND you’re doing competency-based assessment, how both coexist?
Where are these reported?
Summative Grades Solutions in Headrush
1. Via a Module Grade on a Module Assessment
2. Via a subject or subgroup grade calculated by Headrush based on how the learning targets have been evaluated
Formative Grades Solutions in Headrush
1. Per Piece of Evidence via a Comment
* Please note, currently adding a grade and score as a comment on a task is purely for recording the data and requires a custom report in order to calculate grades for a student across multiple tasks.