How does an admin configure standards-based eligibility thresholds?

This article explains how to create and run custom eligibility thresholds for standards-based grades and how to configure at which level, district or school, these thresholds are controlled.  Eligibility thresholds allow you to run a multi-tiered eligibility report, based on the overall standards-based grade and individual learning target scores.

How do I set where my eligibility thresholds are controlled?
How do I create an eligibility threshold?
How do I run eligibility thresholds as an admin?
How do I run eligibility thresholds as an instructor?

 

How do I set where my eligibility thresholds are controlled?

Standards-based eligibility thresholds can be created at either the district level or school level.  To configure this permission, follow these steps:

  1. Go to SD Admin Main > Options > School Permissions
  2. Edit
  3. Find the Standards Eligibility Thresholds and select either School Managed or District Managed
  4. Save

How do I create an eligibility threshold?

Once you’ve decided at which level your eligibility thresholds will be controlled, you can begin building them.  Please note that eligibility thresholds will be checked from top to bottom, and once a student has exceeded a threshold, they will not be checked for any subsequent thresholds. Thresholds must be created from most restrictive to least (i.e. check for 1.5, then 2, then 2.5).  If the threshold is set to show to parents, it will display on all pages that show an overall grade, but will not show if an overall grade is not calculated for the grading scale in use.

  1. Go to [SD]Admin Main > Grade Reporting > Standards-based Eligibility Thresholds
  2. Create New Threshold
  3. Enter in the Code you’d like displayed when running the eligibility report, denoting that the student has reached the threshold
  4. Enter the full Description of your threshold
  5. Enter the Overall Score Thresholds (if applicable) for each standards-based grading scale. This only works if the grading scale has roll-up enabled and calculates an overall score
    • This threshold is non-inclusive, so a student’s score must be below the threshold. If the score matches the number for the threshold, they will not trigger the threshold
  6. Enter the individual Learning Target Threshold (if applicable) score for each scale
    • This threshold is non-inclusive, so a student’s score must be below the threshold. If the score matches the number for the threshold, they will not trigger the threshold
    • Enter the Minimum Learning Targets, which is the minimum number of learning targets on which the student must be below the learning target score threshold in order to trigger the threshold
  7. If you’d like the threshold displayed on the Parent/Student portal and on report cards, check Show to Parents
  8. Save

How do I run eligibility thresholds as an admin?

  1. Go to Admin Main > Grade Reporting > Gradebook - Eligibility
  2. Select the timeframe you’d like to run the report for, as well as which students will be checked
  3. Select which threshold you would like to check (multiple can be selected using the Ctrl or Cmd key)
  4. Customize your options and select your desired output format
  5. Generate Report

How do I run eligibility thresholds as an instructor?

  1. Go to Instructor Main > Reports (under Gradebook) > Check Eligibility
  2. Select the timeframe you’d like to run the report for, as well as which class roster
  3. Select which threshold you would like to check (multiple can be selected using the Ctrl or Cmd key)
  4. Customize your options and select your desired output format
  5. Generate Report
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