When you first sign up for Formative, the default score threshold will reflect a traditional grading framework:

However, partner users can change these thresholds by visiting your Profile Settings page by clicking on your profile icon in the upper right and selecting "Settings." From there, you have the ability to adjust score thresholds in the following ways:

  • Change the color for each score range

  • Add additional ranges

  • Adjust each individual range of scores

Once you have changed your thresholds and clicked "Save," these changes will also take effect for your students. Any formatives that are graded and returned will conform to the thresholds and color-coding you have set up in your account.


Students see the same color coding for score thresholds in their progress bar as their teacher when scores are returned within a formative.

*Please note, that at this time, all ranges must have a minimum score of 0 and a maximum score of 100.

What's Next?

Learn how to set default Assign settings! (Partner Feature)
How to set default standards

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