With School Loop's Gradebook, you can make up your own codes and assign a value of "Does not count", "Zero", or a "Percentage" of the maximum score. These custom codes are universal, meaning all your codes are available for use in all of your gradebooks. These custom codes allow you to convey more information than just a numerical score. For example, from the parent's point of view, does a score of zero mean the student did the work and received no credit or did they fail to turn it in? A score of "m" for missing would answer that question.
From any page in your portal, click the Settings link (the gear icon) near the top right of the page, then select any of your gradebooks from the Gradebook Settings section of the next page. Finally, click on the Go button for Custom Codes (Universal).
Create A New Code
Click the blue Create New Code button (see image above), then complete the form as pictured to the right.
Code: This is the value you will enter as a score. Custom codes are case insensitive and should be 3 or fewer characters since that's about all you'll be able to see in the cells where you enter the scores.
Definition: Plain English explanation of the code.
Value: Take your pick. If you choose Percent you must also enter a numerical value in the Percent input field.
Custom codes will display under Grade Legend on the progress reports. The legend shows the code, the definition in parentheses, and the value.