The Grade Reporting Options form is used to select the Grade Reporting Options and the Secondary Standards Based Grade Reporting Options. Please see the Grade Reporting documentation for information on how to set up the options for the secondary report cards. 


In order to use secondary standards based grades, the Secondary SBG Options tab needs to have the grade range entered that will be using the secondary standards. Leaving this value blank will disable secondary standards based grades for this school. To enter a grade range click on the Change button. Enter the grade range that will be using secondary standards based grades and click on Update.



Enter the grade range that will be using secondary standards based grades and click on Update to save the changes or Cancel to leave the screen without saving.


NOTE: Each school can define their own grade range that will use secondary standards based grades. 



Mark Types

The Mark Types codes are automatically set up with default descriptions.

  • 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.


To change the Description, click on the Edit icon next to the Mark Type Code. Enter the new description. Click on the Save icon to save the changes or the Undo icon to leave the screen without changing.



Translations into another language can be done by selecting the Correspondence Languages option, clicking on the Edit icon next to the code, and entering the Correspondence Language Code and the Correspondence Language Description (translation). Click on the Save icon to save the changes or the Undo icon to leave edit mode without saving changes. Up to six language translations can be entered.


NOTE: Changes made to the Mark Types screen in one school will affect all secondary schools. These values are district-wide.


Valid Marks

The Valid Marks screen is used to identify the marks that will be used for the secondary standards grade reporting.


Marks can be defined for three Mark Types. The Add New Record icon towards the bottom of the list is used to add the new mark. The Achievement and Effort mark types can have a maximum of six defined marks and the Progress Toward Standard mark type can have a maximum of 5 defined marks.



NOTE: The Valid Marks apply to all Grade Ranges in the Secondary Standards Based Report Grades. 


To edit the Mark record click on the Edit icon next to the Mark value and enter the changes.





Click on the Save icon to save the changes, the Undo icon to leave the screen without saving changes, or the Delete icon to delete the entire Mark record.


Translations into another language can be done by selecting the Correspondence Languages option (up to six language translations per mark can be entered), clicking on the Edit icon next to the mark code, and entering the Correspondence Language Code and the Correspondence Language Title. Click on the Save icon to save the changes, the Undo icon to leave edit mode without saving changes, or the Delete icon to delete the entire record.


NOTE: Changes made to the Valid Marks screen in one school will affect all secondary schools. These values are district-wide.


Portal Options

Prior to the teachers entering the secondary report card grades, the Portal Options need to be set up by the Aeries system administrator. Navigate to School Info | Portal Management | Portal Options to display the Portal Options page. Click on the Grades tab to review/update this page. The Grades tab will display the various options and date windows for Grade Reporting and Secondary Standards Based Grade Reporting.




In Portal Options on the Grades Tab, select the Support Standards-Based Grade Reporting option. The Support Standards-Based Grade Reporting option must be selected if the teachers will be adding standards to their gradebook assignments or if the school will be providing Secondary Standards Based Report Cards