[Gradebook Settings] Late Grade: Add a Weekly Percentage Deduction

Many schools' academic policies are defined so that student grades are reduced based on weeks

For example, our current academic policy is that students will receive a score reduction of -10% if it is turned in within a two-week window after the due date, and then it switches to -30% after that period, again per week.


The current Automatic Late Deduction tool in Gradebook is not useful as it only deducts grades per hour or day. Please add an additional feature that allows a user to:

  • select weeks, hours, or days
  • input the number of weeks, hours, or days that the policy is in effect

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Provide more flexible grading options Theme Status: Identified

Community Explorer

Our internal school policy is anything late will receive a 1 grade band deduction. Would be great to have have more flexibility around this, we would love to use the feature, but not currently possible.

Let the user determine exactly the penalty and exactly when it applies and at what rate it increases (in ours 0 increase). 

Community Member

Our school is seeing this exact issue and would love to have the week option added to the choices.

Community Member

We would love to see this happen too, 3 options, Hour, Day, Week would be ideal 

Community Member

We have the same policy at our school.  We would love to be able to deduct percentages on a weekly basis.

Community Member

Weekly and/or flat deductions would be really helpful! This seems so essential; I'm really surprised it's not already an option.

Community Member

Our school is the same. Students receive a -10% for late assignments overall. It would be nice to set it for a maximum of 10% off for late assignments as an overall option, instead of hourly or daily.

Community Participant

I have had a request from a teacher for a flat deduction as well.

Community Member

This would be wonderfully helpful, and even to have an option of a "grace period" for an assignment, such as being able to submit without penalty for 24-48 hours, and after that determine the late penalty. And, ideally, it would be great to be able to determine if this grace period should be applied to ALL assignments or just one in a grade category (similar to dropping the lowest score). That would empower students to be able to give themselves an extension without having to go in and assign different due dates. 

Community Explorer

Our district is seeing this same issue as well, it would be ideal to have the ability to say for example a 20% deducation after 5 days (with the option to edit the percentage and day/hour/week).

Community Team
Community Team
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