This “tour” is designed to quickly familiarize you with the way Class Action looks and works. It will not attempt to cover all of Class Action 's features, but will give you the knowledge you need to get going. It will use the “Sample Class” file found in the Class Action Folder. If you have not opened it, please do so now by double clicking on the Sample Class Icon.
Class Action 's Classroom View will appear.
If you are using "traditional" grades, you can elect to display them on the seating chart:
Class Action allows you to enter or edit grades into the gradebook (see "Assignment Categories/Standards" below) or directly into the seating chart. Click on the “Display Assignment” menu and choose “Homework.” Click on P 14, and Page 14 scores appear in each student's seat.
Using the “Seating Arrangement” menu, you can alphabetize, randomize or group your class. You can move or exchange student seats by dragging and clicking.
Now select the "Math" subject tab “Grade Summary” category tab. The Class Action Summary area will appear.
The Grade Summary Area (Traditional Grading)
Below the Title Bar is a list of students and a summary of their grades. “A Sample Class” has been divided into five subject areas, "Reading," Writing," "Math," "Science," and "Social Studies. You can divide your class into as many or as few subject areas as you wish. Each subject is divided into assignment categories You can weight each category (for example, homework 25%, classwork 25%, tests 50%) or grade on a total point system. To see what the summary looks like when categories are weighted, select "Weighted Categories" from the Grading menu.
(Weighted Assignment Categories)
Watson Brown has accumulated a total of 447 points, 83.2% of the total available of 537. On the grading scale used by "A Sample Class,” Watson has earned a letter grade of “B-.”
Watson's Homework average is 75.0%, 24 points out of 32, and he is missing (the missing assignments columns is labeled “Miss”) one assignment. Classwork is 92.0%, no assignments missing, and Watson's Test average of 81.7%, 331 points out of 405 possible.
The Grade Summary Area (Standards Based Grading)
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