The default grading scheme for the Explorations in Coding courses is points-based and classifies student work into three categories. Each category is listed below along with the assignment types that fall under this category. For information on how to change these defaults, see the article on how to change grading weights in your course.

ASSIGNMENTS (50% of grade)

CFU (CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDINGS)

  • Auto-graded
  • 1 point per question
  • Varies between 1 and 10 questions

CLASSWORK ASSIGNMENTS

  • Teacher-graded
  • 5-10 points
  • Submitted in the course platform
  • Can include discussions and writing tasks

CODING EXPLORATIONS

  • Auto-graded
  • 100 points
  • Grade will need to be manually copied from Coding Dashboard to the gradebook in the course platform
  • Student progress and grades can be viewed through the Coding Dashboard
  • Note: the first two Coding Explorations do not count towards the final grade and, therefore, are worth zero points

CODING PRACTICES

  • Ungraded practice activities
  • Reinforce or extend students thinking about the module‚Äôs coding concepts
  • Will show under "Assignments" but do not need to be submitted or graded
  • Work is not saved since it is for practice only

PROJECTS (25% OF GRADE)

CODING PROJECTS

  • 1-2 Projects per Module
  • 100 points
  • Teacher-graded using provided rubric

CODING PROJECT REFLECTIONS

  • Teacher-graded
  • 20 points
  • Submitted in the course platform
  • Accompanies each module's coding project

TESTS (25% OF GRADE)

MODULE TESTS

  • Auto-graded
  • 20 questions
  • 100 points
  • One summative assessment at the end of each module
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