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Put a zero (0) in the gradebook if a student does not take a test

after the deadline or just in general is a student does not take a multiple choice test then the teacher should be able to five that student a ZERO on the test and reflect that in the gradebook. 

  • Guest
  • Sep 26 2016
  • Future consideration
Country US
Category Grading and assessment
  • Oct 21, 2016

    Admin Response

    We understand the need and potential benefit of having a way for a test or assignment to be marked automatically as a zero if any student has not taken or submitted their work.  This is a very interesting request and we will add this to our backlog for consideration in a future development cycle.

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  • Erin Schellhase commented
    October 07, 2016 18:31

    This change would be a huge help.

    A student who skips quizzes and tests appears to have a much higher grade than he or she has actually earned. If skipping quizzes/tests immediately affected the student's overall average, the student might be likelier to get back on track. 

    Right now, the only way our teachers can correct this issue is to replace the quiz/test column with a "Custom Assessment" in the grade book and manually re-enter all the grades.

  • Aaron Mackey commented
    October 21, 2016 18:59

    This is change is completely necessary. When a student does not complete the test, the gradebook automatically exempts students when they should really receive a zero.

    Right now, our teachers are having to create a brand new "custom assignment" to manually correct this, and it makes gradebook management  very cumbersome. I think that this costs each teacher on average a few hours every school year. Please fix this as soon as possible!

  • Jan Willem commented
    December 07, 2016 10:54

    More helpful, let the administrator decide the standard value instead of zero as standard value.

  • Guest commented
    September 24, 2017 23:45

    I  agree that tests that are not taken currently make the grade report inaccurate.

    There must be a way for teacher to manually enter a grade.  Automatic would be better but manually would also work.

    This is essential.