Associating Standards to Courses

This article provides you with the steps required in order to assign standards to courses. Standards are typically only assigned to courses that are offered at the elementary levels, as standards are not typically graded on a 0-100 point scale for example.

Think of Standards like "behaviors" that can be observed with the eye typically done with younger children, and include things like "Can tie shoes", and "Works neatly".

  1. Search for the Course that you wish to associate standards to just like you would any other course

  2. Click on the name of the course on the Left side of the screen to highlight it

  3. <== On the right side of the screen, click the "Standards" tab

  4. Scroll through the list of existing standards that appear in the "Standards Alignment" table at the top of the tab, and confirm if the standard you wish to add is already in the list, and then complete one of the following steps:

    • A) If the standard you wish to add is already in the list, !!

      Do not complete the steps in the remainder of this article. Instead review the in the following article instead, assuming that the problem you are trying to resolve is related to a standard not appearing on the report card when it is printed:

    • B) Assuming that the list is either empty --OR-- that the standard you wish to add does not appear, continue to the next step.

  5. <= Click the "Add" button that appears just above the list - the "Standard" area will appear lower on the tab

  6. Below in the "Standard" area, scroll through the list of behaviors, and locate the behaviors you would like to add to the course --AND-- that you would expect teachers in the course you are working with, to actually submit grades for

    Not every item in the "Standards" list will apply to the specific course you are working with. For example, if you are working with a 5th Grade P.E. Course and would expect the Gym Teacher assigned to this course to grade only the behaviors that are applicable to Gym (e.g. "throws and catches well"), then zero in on just those behaviors (standards).

    Conversely, if you are working with the primary course that is taught by the teacher who students spend most of their day with, you can ignore the behaviors that relate to their P.E. class, because those behaviors (standards) will be graded by the P.E. teacher instead.

  7. Single click on a behavior (standard) to select it which will associate it to the course you are working with - a checkmark appears to the left of the standard to indicate the behavior is now associated, as illustrated below

    Before: (none selected)

    After: (some selected)

    **Hint: Ignore behaviors like the example above where there are a lot of dashes (----) in the behavior - these are special items which simply help to separate behaviors for different grade levels more visibly on the screen. These "separators" should not be selected as they will skew the printing of the report card for the course you are working with.

  8. Repeat the previous step until you have placed a checkmark next to every behavior you wish to associate to the course - remember that the idea of checking behaviors is actually identifying the exact behaviors that the teacher assigned to the course you are working with, will be expected to grade.

  9. <== Once you have selected all of the behaviors you wish to associate to the course, click the "Save" button that appears above - the behaviors you selected will now appear in the "Standards Alignment" area in the top portion of the screen

  10. Repeat the steps in this article on any other courses that you might need to associate standards to, and thereby are expecting teachers assigned to those courses to submit grades for students enrolled in those courses.

  11. Complete the steps in the following article, to assure that the standards you have added to the course, are also associated to the report card for the course(s) you worked with: