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Excuse a Student from an Assignment

Use this procedure to excuse a student from an assignment. When a student does not get a score for an assignment and the due date for the assignment has passed, the assignment is considered a missing assignment. When you define the categories you use and specify how you want IPR and/or Report Card averages to be calculated, you can select whether a missing assignment should count as if the student got a 0 (zero) or if the assignment should be excluded from the average.

Excuse a Student Using an Alpha Score

If there are situations where you want to be able to indicate that the student does not need to have a score, you can enter an alpha score for the assignment. Your district defines the available alpha scores.

  1. From
     Gradebook, select Entry to display the Gradebook Entry page.
  2. If you are in SBGB Summary Mode, click
     for GB Entry mode or
     for SBGB Detail mode on the mode selector
  3. If you need to update the class or marking period, click Change to make your selections.
  4. If the assignment is not displayed on the assignment header, select the appropriate category or mark type in the Competencies and Marks filters or the Categories and Marks filter.
  5. On the Gradebook Entry page, double-click on a score field to display the list of alpha scores.
  6. Click on the desired alpha score.
  7. When finished:
    • If you've enabled Auto Saving, you're done. For more information about Auto Saving, refer to the Settings topic in the online help system.
    • Otherwise, click Save.

Your district can define alpha scores to:

  • Exclude an assignment from the student's average. For example, your district may define a code of NA to indicate that a score is not applicable for the student and, thus, should be excluded from the average. To select a score that excludes an assignment, double-click on a score field and select a score that displays Excluded in the Percent column.
  • Give the student a percentage score based on the possible points. For example, a score of A might be 100% of the possible points or a score of INC (for incomplete) might be 0% or 0 points for the student. To select a percentage score, double-click on a score field and select the score with the appropriate score in the Percent column.
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