The Get My Grades Platform allows you to take your student's current performance and their own personal goals and use them to help them become more accountable for their grades!
a) Set Target and Minimum Grades
From the Subject Breakdown, the Set Grades pop-up can be accessed by clicking on 'Set Now' at the top right of the page.
This will then open the pop-up for you to set both the Target and Minimum Grades for whichever subject you have open.
b) Target Grade
You can read more about the 9-1 grading system here if this is still something you are not sure about. Once you have an idea of what you would like the Target Grade to be set as, you can mark it in this pop-up. Don't worry: both you and your student can change this at any time; it's not set in stone!
For the example below (and to explain the colour-coding later), we are going to assume our Target Grade is a 7.
c) Minimum Grade
You should set the Minimum Grade as the absolute lowest grade you would be happy for your student to achieve.
Again, to help explain colour-coding to you, we are going to assume in this example that our Minimum Grade is a 4.
You should now click on 'Set my grades' in the pop-up. The Subject Breakdown will refresh and, if you've already completed any Revise assignments, your scores and grades will now be colour-coded!
Your Subject Breakdown page should, once you've expanded the table, look a bit like this:
So, how do you get different colours?
The colour-coding system is based on a traffic light system:
Green = on Target Grade or above
Amber = between Target Grade and Minimum Grade
Red = below Minimum Grade
Going back to our example grades above, the below number line shows all grades, our Minimum Grade (4) and our Target Grade (7).
The Subject Breakdown will adapt the colour-coding based on the Target and Minimum Grades that are chosen and update automatically. This makes it really visually simple for you help your student focus their efforts on their weakest areas as they can be easily identified with either Red or Amber colour-coding.
If your student has not yet completed a Revise assignment for a concept, the Score and Grade will remain in blue.
e) Student vs. Family
The Target and Minimum Grades can be set by either Student or Family users. This is so that any family members that are linked to a student account can help and guide them through their educational journey.
So, if you log in and you've noticed their set grades have changed, maybe check with them or other people who are linked to their account!
It is worth noting though, that although you may have the best expectations and hopes for your Student, that you should not set grades that are too wildly beyond what they could hope to achieve. Unrealistically high goals are more likely to be demotivating and may lead to the Student becoming excessively stressed. If a Student always sees red everytime they log in, they may not want to use the platform and probably won't enjoy learning the subject.
It is far better to set smaller, more achievable goals and then readjust their Minimum and Target Grades by smaller amounts more frequently once a Student is improving!