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Moodle Gradebook by Rebecca Barrington

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Scales

Scales are a list of words or characters that can be used to grade work. Each scale needs at least two choices, but you can have as many options in the scale as you want. You can also use lots of different scales within one course. Examples of scales could include:

  • Refer, pass
  • Unsatisfactory, satisfactory, good, outstanding
  • Reviewed, feedback given
  • A, B, C, D, E, F
  • Fail, pass, merit, distinction

The scale is created prior to the graded activity being added to the course and, when an activity is added to the course, the required scale can be selected. When marking work, the teacher is given the scale options in a drop-down list, so that they can select the grade to be awarded.

Scales are useful when work is assessed using words or phrases or when ...

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