In standardizing gradebook communication for absent students, teachers must fill in a zero and missing for the grade and mark two codes: absent & missing.
This alerts students and families that the student needs to make up an assignment (because the grade will drop). As of February 20th, 2019, there is now a quicker way to mark an absent student's missing assignment as a zero in PowerTeacher Pro using a code called MAZ:
- In PowerTeacher Pro, navigate to the Scoresheet.
- Click on the empty grade box for the student's assignment.
- In the numeric box that pops up on the right, click Codes.
- Select MAZ. This will give the student a grade of a 0 while also marking them missing and absent for the assignment. You may adjust this grade as needed when the student makes up the work.