Quick Grade Tutorial
Grade Quick is a program available to you to compute grades. It is necessary to keep meticulous record of grades in case of disputes that arise after the program has ended.
You may be thinking, “How do I use this “wonderful” program?” That is an excellent question. Here are some answers:
OPENING YOUR GRADE BOOK:
In order to open your grade book, you need to open “Grade Quick” first by double-clicking on the icon located on the desktop of the credit login. When the program loads, you will see a cleverly designed spreadsheet that resembles a spiral-bound notebook. You have now entered the realm of “Grade Quick”. Under the “File” menu located at the top of the screen you will find an option called “OPEN”. Select this option and a list of files will magically appear on the screen. One of these files was named in honor of you and contains all of the information for the students in your class. Open this file.
YOUR GRADE BOOK AND HOW TO UNDERSTAND IT:
You should now be looking at your grade book. Each one of your students has a row of their own in which all of their scores for particular assignments are going to be recorded. On the top of the spreadsheet there are a number of different boxes that correspond to the handy names at the left side of the screen. You will need to know what these names mean in order to continue.
Name: This refers to the name of the assignment that you would like to use in order to recognize the assignment in the grade book. You can pick whatever name you’d like as long as it makes sense to you. Because it’s a nickname, it must be 8 characters or less.
Long Name: The long name of the assignment is where you can enter the name of the assignment in a much longer form (it can be about 25 characters in length). Enter whatever you feel is necessary.
Term: Leave as ‘1’, as we have only 1 term.
Category: The category is the area of the program for which you are grading an assignment. Grade Quick has already been configured to calculate the percentages of these grades. For example, Humaniora is worth 15% of the total grade and this is going to be automatically calculated by Grade Quick. Make sure that you choose the proper category or you could hopelessly mess up the grade of a villager and need to start all over again! If you don’t know which category some thing falls under, you need to find out that information from your friendly, neighborhood credit facilitator.
Date: Date assignment was given or due.
Weight: The weight of an assignment is best figured outside of Grade Quick. If you think one assignment is more important than another, make it worth more points!!! Weighting your assignments is confusing to everyone, especially Grade Quick. Thus you should never enter anything in these boxes. My advice to you is to leave these boxes blank forever.
Possible: This box is where you enter the number of possible points for any given assignment. Remember that you can make one assignment worth more than another by increasing the number of possible points.
ENTERING SCORES FOR AN ASSIGNMENT:
You are now on the way to a successful grading experience. On the spreadsheet, you can enter the number of points you awarded each one of your students for their work. You can enter round numbers and numbers with decimals. Grade Quick will automatically figure in the new score into your student’s average.
ADDING NEW ASSIGNMENTS: You will likely have to use this feature of Grade Quick dozens upon dozens of times during the course of the credit session and thus it is VERY important that you know how to do this.
1) Select any one of the boxes in the “Name” Row.
2) Click the right mouse button.
3) A menu should appear that says:
(and some other stuff)
4)Select “Add Tests” (Don’t be confused. By adding a test you are adding an assignment. Grade Quick calls
everything a test.)
5) A window will pop up that says, “How many tests would you like to add?”. Choose “1” if you are adding only one
assignment, or as many as you want to add.
6) Click “OK”.
7) Your cursor will be automatically teleported to the new test column that you created.
8) Enter the appropriate information in all of the following rows:
b. Long Name
c. Term (leave this at 1 or you will lose some scores)
d. Category (use the appropriate category)
f. Weight (enter nothing here)
g. Possible (the number of possible points for this assignment)
You can also avoid all of this by simply clicking on an empty column to the right of an existing test column. GradeQuick will ask you if you want to add a new test column, to which you say ‘yes’. You can then enter all of the above information in the newly created test column.