Navigate to Standards Based Grades > Configurations > Standards Based Options > Mark Types tab

The Mark Types codes will automatically be set up with default descriptions.  To Change the Description, click on the Edit icon to the left of the Mark Type Code. Type the new description and click on the Save icon when complete.

Standards Based Options - Mark Types tab

An area at the top portion of the report card displays the different types of marks.  All Mark Types can be utilized, however there is only enough room for up to four to display under the Explanation of Marks.

Standards Based Report Card - Mark types example

NOTE: The Default description for Type 1 is “Achievement”, Type 2 is “Effort” and Type 3 is “Progress Toward Standard” but they can be changed on this form.

The following are Mark Types utilized by the grade reporting programs as codes used to describe the level of achievement a student has obtained.

  • Mark Type 1 (default is Achievement) is used to define a student’s level of accomplishment for the subject being graded.
  • Mark Type 2 (default is Effort) is used to define a student’s effort towards the grade level standards.
  • Mark Type 3 (default is Progress Towards Standards) is used to define a student’s progress towards each standard that is set up.
  • Mark Type 4 Check Mark is a check mark and cannot be changed.  Any value entered will display and print as a checkmark.
  • Mark Type 5 Other Comment Graded 1-5 cannot be changed. Can be used to enter rubric grades or levels 1-5.
  • Mark Type 6 Free Text cannot be changed. Teachers can enter any letter, number or symbol into this field. There is a 5-character maximum.
  • Mark Type 7 Comment cannot be changed. Used for free-form comments that are in-line within the body of the report card.

NOTE: When attached to a standard the Standard description will not print on the report card. Also, report cards are limited to up to 20 Inline Comment standards per report card and due to space limitations only the current term Comment standard will be printed on the report card.

In addition to the seven default Mark Types user-defined marks can be added in the Mark Types tab.  The new mark types will be numbered 10 and higher.  Up to 99 Mark Types are available but only up to four can print in the report card Explanation of Marks section. 

Standards Based Options - Mark Types tab - Add New Record button

Update Correspondence Languages for Mark Type Descriptions

The Standards Based Report Card can have Mark Type descriptions set up for up to 6 different languages.  Click on the Correspondence Languages checkbox on the bottom of the form.

Additional fields will display. To add a translation for a mark type description, click on the Edit icon to the left of the Mark Type code, select the language code from the dropdown and type the translation for the Mark Type in the selected language to the right of the code. When all of the translations have been entered for the Mark Type click the Save icon.

Standards Based Options - Mark Types tab - Correspondence Language example