Monday, August 14, 2023

Google Classroom Grading Periods: A New Way to Track Student Progress


Google Classroom is a useful tool for teachers to manage assignments, communicate with students, and track their progress. However, tracking student progress over time hasn't been easy. That's where the new Grading Periods feature comes in.

Grading Periods is now available for domains with the Teaching & Learning Upgrade or Education Plus subscription. To begin, teachers can go to the Class Settings page and access the "Grading Periods" section. From there, they can create and configure grading periods.

With Grading Periods, teachers can define and apply grading periods to their Classroom assignments. This enables them to observe student performance trends over time, both as an aggregate by grading period or within a specific grading period.

For instance, a teacher could use grading periods to monitor student progress throughout a semester, quarter, trimester, or even based on benchmark assessments. This provides valuable insights about each student's performance over time and helps identify areas where they may require additional support.

Grading Periods is a powerful new feature that enhances teachers' ability to track student progress effectively. If you're a teacher, I encourage you to give it a try. Check out the accompanying screenshots below to see how to get started.

Begin by clicking the settings gear in the top right corner.

Scroll down to the section titled Grading and click Add grading period.

Name the grading period and specify the date range. You can easily duplicate these periods for other classes and assign them to existing assignments.

After creation, go to the Grades tab. Apply the filter to view student work corresponding to the Grading periods you've included.

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