Assignments are specific tasks you give to a student to develop and enhance skills taught in the classroom. If you have HeadMaster Pro with Classroom Manager, you can enter and track assignments and grades.

Assignment types are categories (such as test, quiz, and homework) that you can use to give weight to your assignments. The weight is used to indicate the significance or importance of the assignment to the final grade. For example, tests can be weighted 25% of the final class grade, while homework is weighted 15% of the final class grade.

There are two ways to categorize assignment types in HeadMaster:

Setting up assignment types prior to adding assignments is important to assuring that grades are calculated correctly.

Assignment Types (Administrators)

Default Assignment Types are generally set up by a school administrator when the school has a policy that all assignments, such as homework, should be weighted the same for all classes and teachers. Default Assignment Types are automatically added to any new classes that are created for a teacher.

  1. On the Home screen, click Options.
  2. Click Assignment Setup.
  3. Click Add. The Default Assignment Type dialog box displays.
  4. Enter the information, and click OK.
  1. On the Home screen, click Options.
  2. Click Assignment Setup.
  3. Select an assignment, and click Edit. The Default Assignment Type dialog box displays.
  4. Edit the information, and click OK.
  1. On the Home screen, click Options.
  2. Click Assignment Setup.
  3. Select an assignment, and click Delete.
  4. Click Close.

Assignment Types (Teachers)

Teachers can set up and manage assignment types and weights for each subject they teach. When an assignment is added to a class, the assignment type set up for the subject that the class belongs to will be added by default.

  1. On the Home screen, click Classes.
  2. Double-click a class name.
  3. Click the Subjects tab.
  4. Select a subject.
  5. Under Assignment Types, click Add. The Select an Assignment Type dialog box displays.
  6. Enter the information, and click OK.
  1. On the Home screen, click Classes.
  2. Double-click a class name.
  3. Click the Subjects tab.
  4. Select a subject.
  5. Under Assignment Types, click Edit. The Select an Assignment Type dialog box displays.
  6. Edit the information, and click OK.
  1. On the Home screen, click Classes.
  2. Double-click a class name.
  3. Click the Subjects tab.
  4. Select a subject.
  5. Under Assignment Types, click Remove.
  6. Click OK.

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