You define skills in Registrar Setup in Configuration


  • By defining skills, you can evaluate student performance beyond letter or number grades
    • You can define skills to evaluate student performance on general course goals such as Effort and specific benchmarks such as Reading Level
    • Skills can comprise the only grading information of the course, which is common in a lower school, or they can supplement numeric or letter grading, which is common in middle and upper schools. For example, for middle school laboratory courses, define skills for Research, Lab Work, and Test Results
    • You can use skills to record marking column averages for each component of the course grade, such as Homework Average, Quiz Average, and Test Average
  • All skills must have a ratings table association
  • Create skills not associated with categories if the skills apply to most course records, for example, Effort, Conduct, and Absences, or if you do not want to print the skills with display names on report cards
  • You can include skill ratings on report cards and transcripts
  • Skill ratings are not included in grade calculations
  • You cannot delete a skill after it is in use. You can make a skill inactive to prevent it from being added to new course records.
  • If you change the name of the skill, you update the skill on existing course records including past academic years. Instead of renaming a skill, make the skill inactive and create a new skill.
  • Changes to a skill's category, display name, or ratings table association do not change the skill on existing course records. You must delete the skill from the course record and re-add it to have any changes reflected
  • Review How to define skill categories, display names, and ratings tables (BB136358).

How to add a skill

  1. From the Configuration page, click Registrar Setup
  2. From the list on the left, select Skills



  1. Confirm the Category field is blank
  2. Click New Skill on the action bar
  3. In the grid on the right, scroll to the first available Skill field
  4. In the Skill column, enter a name for the skill (maximum of 255 alphanumeric characters)
  5. In the Category column, you can select a category to associate with the skill
  6. If you associate the skill with a category, you must select a display name in the Display Name column
  7. In the Ratings Table column, select a ratings table to associate with the skill
  8. You must order each category's skills in the order you want them to appear throughout the program. To rearrange the skills in a category, select the category name in the Category field and then use the Up and Down buttons to order the skills.
  9. When you leave the Skills page, the program automatically saves your changes