Quick Tip: Beta Grade book – Box and Whiskers
The Infinite Campus has a ton of great features – this part of a series of quick tips to help you get the most of out Campus.
Box and Whiskers Plot
For those stats nerds out there, the box and whisker plot is a comfortable, familiar addition to the grade book. Box and Whisker plots show where a person is relative to another group, and can easily put context around data. If you’re asking – where is that student relative to the class, or ‘how did the class do as a whole’ box and whisker plots can help you answer that.
To see the Box and Whiskers Plot, open up the Beta Gradebook (Index > Instruction > Beta Gradebook). You’ll see something like this:
Click on any name on the left and you’ll see the box and whisker plot for each assignment.
The yellow circle represents where the student scored. The white box is the middle 50% of scores (the 25-75 percentile) with the whiskers extending out to each side representing the remaining 25% in either direction.
Of course, you can use Box and Whisker plots for things other than improving student performance.