New KATIE Gradebook Features Debuting 2014SP

There are two features that have long been sought out by various audiences finally being introduced into KATIE's gradebook beginning 2014SP term. Both affect the report seen by students:

  • The 'Show letter grades' setting now has an option to show the letter grade for the final grade only.
  • Students will be able to select a 'target grade' from a dropdown and the report will show how they need to perform in order to hit that target on all remaining ungraded activities. Ungraded items in this mode will be clearly highlighted to avoid confusion. This feature is in accordance with research showing the more students know about how they must perform in order to hit their goals throughout their college career, the better will be the final outcome and the more likely they will be to graduate.