Are you wanting to implement more competency-based grading within your classroom? The logic-based rule is a powerful tool to calculate course grades from competency-based scores by allowing you to define how many times a student needs to receive a particular grade on assignments in order to receive that grade for the course.

In jmc Teacher, educators are able to select the Logic Rule when calculating grades versus weights or total points for specific courses. Enter the logic rule definition for each letter grade and begin grading!

Implementing Logic Rule grading involves two basic steps:

  1. Selecting which courses will be graded using a logic rule

  2. Setting up the logic rule criteria for each course

Selecting to use a Logic Rule

To select the courses to be graded using a logic rule, in jmc Teacher head to Scores > Categories and Assignments.

Step One: Select the course you want to use a logic rule with from the "Courses" drop-down list.

Step Two: Select the "Logic Rule" radio button from the "Calculate Using" box to begin using the logic rule for grading the current course.

Setting up Logic Rule criteria

To set up the logic rule grading criteria to use for each course navigate to Scores > Grade Cutoffs.

Step One: Select the course from the "Courses" list to enter its logic rule criteria.

Step Two: Click the "Edit" link next to a letter grade to add or edit the logic rule for that grade.

Step Three: Enter the logic rule number in the "Logic Rule #" column that correlates with how many grades a student needs to receive on assignments in the course to receive that grade for the course.

Helpful Tip: For example, if students need to receive an "A" on five assignments to get an "A" in the class, enter "5" in the "Logic Rule #" field on the line with the letter grade "A".

Step Four: Click the "Update" link to save the logic rule criteria or the "Cancel" link to discard your changes.

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