Adding score system gives error "Score values must go in descending order. "

Asked by Klaas Kouwen on 2015-10-24

In our Ghanaian school an A is connected with 1 for scores of 90% or higher, B with 2 and 80% etc.

When I add a score system with these values I get an error: "Score values must go in descending order." Inverting the order of the rows, gives an error stating "Score percentages must go in descending order."

Not sure how to work around this problem..

SchoolTool 2.8.4, Ubuntu 14.04

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2015-10-26
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Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #1

I believe setting the passing score type to "Maximum" on the score system setup page will fix this.

Klaas Kouwen (kkouwen) said : #2

That's also what I had expected to happen. However, the "Maximum/Minimum" setting only seems to define which scores are passing (either below or above the passing percentage, and these receive a check mark.

I can't get that far when defining the system I had mentioned, only the error statement is displayed, the grading system isn't saved.

Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #3

OK, I've filed this as a bug, but in the meantime, if you assign the scores descending point values, it probably does not matter... how are these numeric values actually used? In what calculations?

Klaas Kouwen (kkouwen) said : #4

Ghana uses an 'aggregate' system in secondary (and tertiary) education. The
point values of core subjects and a number of the best electives are added
together for a result.

In JHS four core and the best two elective subjects will add up to a best
(=lowest) possible score of 6. Passing scores for the final exams are 6 -
30.

Perhaps this is too complicated for schooltool, it may have to be done
manually. Nonetheless, we'd still like to register the subject scores in
the database in the reverse order (1 is best).
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Best Tom Hoffman (tom-hoffman) said : #5

We've been doing customizations for other African countries, so we're now used to this kind of system. The upcoming (hopefully January) SchoolTool 3.0 will have better features for managing this kind of reporting out of the box, and we should also have fixed the reverse order score value bug.

Klaas Kouwen (kkouwen) said : #6

Ok, thank you, looking forward to the new release.