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Grade Book (gradeBook)


Definitions

Source: Handbooks
A resource used to record classroom activities such as class rosters, grading, and attendance. The grade book can be paper or electronic.


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Absent Attendance Categories

Absent Attendance Categories

Source: Handbooks
The category that describes how the student spends his or her time not physically present on school grounds and not participating in instruction or instruction-related activities at an approved off-grounds location.

Code Set:

  • Absent-Disciplinary action, not receiving instruction - The student has been removed from his or her regular instructional setting for disciplinary reasons and is not receiving instruction. This may include either in-school or out-of-school suspension if instructional services are not provided. It does not include expulsion since expelled students are not enrolled in school.
  • Absent-Family activity - The student is out of school because of a family vacation or other activity. This also includes family time related to a parent being deployed to, or returning from, military duty.
  • Absent-Family emergency or bereavement - The student is out of school for unexpected family reasons. Examples include lack of child care for a parenting student, care for a sick relative, and bereavement for a family member.
  • Absent-Illness, injury, health treatment, or examination - The student is out of school because of personal physical or mental illness or injury, including health-related appointments.
  • Absent-Legal or judicial requirement - The student is out of school due to a legal obligation to attend judicial proceedings, required appointments, or trial or hearing dates. Or, the student is serving time in jail or is in the custody of the court and is not receiving instruction.
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Activity Curriculum Type

Activity Curriculum Type

Source: Handbooks
An indication of the degree that an activity is related to a student's curriculum.

Code Set:

  • Co-curricular activity - An activity that is related to the current curriculum in which a student is enrolled. This may be any type of school-sponsored activity designed to provide opportunities to participate in experiences on an individual or group basis (at school or public events) for the improvement of skills. The following characteristics apply to co-curricular activities: 1) participation in necessary for meeting class requirements, for credit, or for graduation; 2) sessions are conducted at regular and uniform times during school hours, or may be conducted during authorized non-school hours; 3) programs are directed or supervised by instructional staff in a learning environment similar to that found in classes offered for credit; and 4) services are primarily or totally funded by school-operating funds for general instructional purposes under the direction and control of local education authorities.
  • Extra-curricular Activity - Any activity that is not directly related to the student's curriculum (also called "noncurricular" or "supplementary" activities), including all direct and personal services that are planned for student enjoyment and are managed and operated under the guidance of an adult or staff member. The following characteristics apply to extra-curricular activities: 1) programs are not offered for credit or required for graduation; 2) sessions are generally conducted during hours other than those established for school, or if partly during school hours, at times agreed upon by the participants with school authority approval; 3) content is determined primarily by the interests of the students and their parent/guardians with only the guidance of staff members or other adults; and 4) with the possible exception of direct costs of salaries and indirect costs of the use of school facilities, the activity is primarily self-sustaining (e.g., not financed by school-operating or instructional funds), as
Assignment

Assignment

Source: Handbooks
The name or description of the assignment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assignment Creation Date

Assignment Creation Date

Source: Handbooks
Creation date of the assignment/activity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assignment Due Date

Assignment Due Date

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year that the assignment is due.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assignment Finish Date

Assignment Finish Date

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year that the assignment is finished by students.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assignment Number of Attempts

Assignment Number of Attempts

Source: Handbooks
The number of attempts allowed by an instructor on an assignment or taken by a student to complete the assignment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assignment Start Date

Assignment Start Date

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year that the assignment is started by students.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assignment Type

Assignment Type

Source: Handbooks
The type of work assigned.

Code Set:

  • Other - N/A
  • Project - N/A
  • Quiz - N/A
  • Reading - N/A
  • Speech/presentation - N/A
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Assignment Weight

Assignment Weight

Source: Handbooks
The percentage weight of the assignment towards the course grade during the particular course or term.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assignment/Activity Points Possible

Assignment/Activity Points Possible

Source: Handbooks
The number of possible points for an assignment/activity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Attendance Description

Attendance Description

Source: Handbooks
A description of the attendance status.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Attendance Status Time

Attendance Status Time

Source: Handbooks
An indication of the time of day the attendance status place.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Class Attendance Status

Class Attendance Status

Source: Handbooks
The status of a student's attendance in class.

Code Set:

  • Absent - A student is absent if he or she is not physically present on school grounds and is not participating in instruction or instruction-related activities at an approved off-grounds location.
  • Early departure - A student leaves school before the official close of the school's daily session. Reasons may include a special activity for curricular enrichment, doctor's appointment, and family emergency. State, local, and school regulations may distinguish excused and unexcused early departures. When officially approved on a regular basis, early departures immediately prior to the close of the session are considered to be released time.
  • Excused absence - A student is not present at school or at a school-endorsed or sponsored activity, but is temporarily excused from attendance because he or she: 1) is ill and attendance in school would endanger his or her health or the health of others; 2) has an immediate family member who is seriously ill or has died; 3) is observing a recognized religious holiday of his or her faith; or 4) is otherwise excused from school in accordance with board policies.
  • In attendance/present - A student is present if attending an instructional program that has been approved by the school and/or state. Meaning, district or state personnel have deemed the activity to be part of the student''s educational program. It encompasses learning that takes place in a variety of settings outside of the classroom, if such placement has been recognized as part of the student''s approved educational program.
  • Tardy - A student is absent at the time a given class and/or half day of attendance begins but is present before the close of that class or half-day. If a student is counted as absent but attends classes later in the school day, the absence may be changed to tardy.
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Collaborative Assignment

Collaborative Assignment

Source: Handbooks
An indication whether the assignment/activity was collaborative or independent.

Code Set:

  • Both collaborative and independent - N/A
  • Collaborative assignment - N/A
  • Independent assignment - N/A
Grade Earned

Grade Earned

Source: Handbooks
A final indicator of student performance in a class as submitted by the instructor.

Marking Period

Marking Period

Source: Handbooks
The name or description of the marking period (e.g., fall, first marking period).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Marking Period Beginning Date

Marking Period Beginning Date

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year that the marking period begins.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Marking Period Ending Date

Marking Period Ending Date

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year that the marking period ends.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Number of Credits Received

Number of Credits Received

Source: Handbooks
The number of credits a student earned for completing a given course.

Present Attendance Categories

Present Attendance Categories

Source: Handbooks
The category that describes how the student spends his or her time when attending an instructional program approved by the state and/or school.

Code Set:

  • Present-Disciplinary action, receiving instruction - The student has been removed from the regular instructional setting for disciplinary reasons and is receiving instruction. In-school suspension typically falls within this category, but it also includes out-of-school suspension if instructional services are provided.
  • Present-In school, regular instructional program - The student is in class. This includes attendance at sites other than the school of record if the site is part of the student's regular instructional program approved by the school and/or state.
  • Present-Nontraditional school setting, regular instructional program - The student is engaged in his or her regular instructional program in a nontraditional school setting.
  • Present-Out of school, regular instructional program activity - The student is involved in an activity outside of school that is part of his or her regular instructional program, such as a field trip or work-study. The student is under the direct supervision of school personnel or someone who has been designated to act in place of school personnel.
  • Present-Out of school, school-approved extracurricular or cocurricular activity - The student is outside of school, participating in instruction that is related to, but not part of, the regular curriculum.


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National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education