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Auto Grading Method

Frequently Asked Questions

What percentage of activities in Edgenuity’s® curriculum must be graded by a teacher?

For initial credit courses, the answer is 5–10%, depending on the course. Essays are supported by an auto-scoring engine that suggests a grade based on structure and grammar, but teachers must review and accept/modify the score before it shows for students. If a district wants to reduce the amount of teacher grading, they can customize projects, performance tasks, and lab reports out of the course. They can also enable completion grading, which will remove the requirement that teachers review essays before the score shows for students, but we do not recommend this for credit-bearing courses.

Credit recovery courses have little to no teacher grading.

Project-based CTE courses and AP® courses both require significantly more teacher grading. More than half of the activities could be teacher graded for project-based electives. For AP courses, roughly 25% of the activities are teacher graded. AP courses also require teachers to facilitate online discussions through Collaboration Corner.

What is the minimum word count for essays?
The minimum word counts for rough drafts and final drafts are 100 words and 150 words, respectively. Essays that are this short are not likely to receive high scores, but the system will accept them.
What is the maximum word count for essays?
The maximum word count for essays is 10,000 words. However, the auto-scoring engine is not capable of grading essays that exceed 800 words. The LMS will still accept essays that are longer than 800 words, but the instructor will need to manually grade these essays.
How can I tell whether a student has answered a question correctly?

Green checkmark: You chose this answer, and this answer is the correct answer (all tasks).

Red checkmark: You didn’t choose this answer, but it is the correct answer (dropdown or multiple-choice task).

Gray checkmark: You didn’t choose this answer, but it is the correct answer (checkbox task).
Red X: You chose this answer, but it was the incorrect answer (checkbox task).
Gray X: You didn’t choose this answer, and it is the incorrect answer (checkbox task).

Use this page to enable or disable the auto grading method section for a course.

To follow the steps listed below, you will need to have "Edit Course Options" checked under School Courses. To validate your permissions, click here.

  1. Under the Courses tab, select Manage Courses.
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  2. Find the course with the filters or the search bar.
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    Looking for a specific type of course? Here are some tips:

    • Courseware: Under Series, select either 10002000, or 3000. (Most updated courses are 3000-series courses). Then, select a Subject.
    • Advanced Placement (AP): Under Series, select AP.
    • Purpose Prep Courses: Under Series, select Purpose Prep SEL
    • Purpose Prep Modules: Under Series, select Purpose Prep SEL Modules
    • Powerspeak (AP Courses): Under Series, select World Language.
    • World Language: Under Series, select World Language LMS.
    • Virtual Tutors (VT): Under Series, select VT.
    • eDynamic Learning: Under Series, select eDynamic Learning Electives.
    • MyPath: Under Series, select ILP.
    • MyPath Placement Exam: Under Series, select Placement Exam.
    • Honors: Under Series, select Honors.
    • Career Electives: Under Series, select Career Electives.
    • Career Pathways: Under Series, select Career Pathways.
    • Fitness Courses: Under Series, select Fitness.
  1. Checkmark the course(s). Click Edit Course Options.
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  1. Scroll down to the Auto Grading Method section and select the radio-dial next to the auto grading method desired for the course. To know more about each one, click here.
  2. Click Submit.  
  3. A notification window will ask which students should be affected by these changes. Select a choice. Click Submit.
  4. At the top of the page, a confirmation states the changes were made successfully.
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