Create Averaged Marking Period

This topic covers how to create an averaged marking period, which will automatically perform calculations on standard or designated marking periods.

Depending on settings for your district, school administrators may not be able to adjust the dates or create additional marking periods.



  1. Select Marking Periods from the left sidebar.

  2. Click the Create Averaged Marking Period button to create a new averaged marking period.



  3. In the pop-up window, ensure that you complete the following information for your new averaged marking period:
    • Grading Period: Select the grading period in which your marking period should exist.
    • Title: Enter the title for this marking period that you would like to appear on the Marking Periods page.
    • Short Title: Enter the short title for this marking period that will appear on views and reports with thin columns.
    • Type: Select Cumulative to weight your marking periods by total point value, or Weighted to select your own weight values for each marking period.
    • View in Gradebook?: Check this box if you want teachers/administrator to be able to view this marking period in class Gradebooks.
    • Show Students?: Check this box if you want students/parents to be able to view this marking period in their accounts.
    • View in Reports?: Check this box if you want this marking period to be displayed on printed reports.
    • Restrict to certain grade levels: Check this box if you would like to marking period to only be available to specific grade level classes. Once checked, you will need to select the minimum and maximum grade levels from the drop-down menus.



  4. Under Select the marking periods you would like to average, check the boxes to the left of each marking period that you would like to include in your average. If you chose Weighted as your type, you will need to add a percentage weight value to the right of each checked marking period, ensuring that your total equals exactly 100%. 

    You may average only standard and designated marking periods; existing averaged marking periods cannot be included in an averaged marking period calculation.

  5. Click the green Create Marking Period button to create your new averaged marking period.


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