Auto-Graded Course Experience

This article provides information about Lincoln Empowered auto-graded (asynchronous) course options.

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Feature Overview

Lincoln Learning Solutions offers an auto-graded curriculum. These courses can be ordered with or without a client teacher.

Auto-graded courses are comprised of purely auto-graded assessments that are scored by the learning management system (LMS), and automatic feedback is delivered to the student through the LMS.

  • All assessments within an auto-graded course will be automatically graded within the LMS.
  • Assessments will have retries automatically enabled so that students can submit or resubmit assessments more freely.
  • Students will indicate completion of ungraded course activities by clicking a MARK THIS ACTIVITY COMPLETE button. This allows each student to take as much or as little time as needed on each activity before indicating completion.
  • Graded course activities will be indicated as complete once they are submitted.

When using auto-graded courses without a client teacher, course finalizations will be automatically submitted once all graded items are marked complete and a passing score threshold of 60% is reached in each student’s course. To process finalizations that fall outside these parameters, a request can be submitted through a request form by clicking here.

Content support, progress monitoring, and communication with students are the responsibility of the district/mentor teachers. There will be no contact made or teacher services provided by Lincoln Learning Solutions for these courses. All communication/inquiries are filtered through the Service Portal or the Client Support Specialist. In addition, unique allowances cannot be provided and limited accommodations will be implemented when using auto-graded courses without a client teacher. If more specific modifications are required, an alternative Instructional Services option should be leveraged.

Top Facts
  1. Students have the option to retake assessments as many times as they wish throughout the course.
  2. The highest scored assessment will be the score that is found in the gradebook.
  3. The questions on the auto-graded assessments found throughout these courses come from a large pool of questions to allow for many different combinations of assessments for each student and each new retake.
  4. Formative assessments called Checkpoints can be found every five lessons.
  5. Summative assessments called Mastery Assess Its are found at the end of each topic.
Why were these created?

This option was created as an alternative to the traditional online course option that requires more teacher attention. The auto-graded courses are great for districts looking for an easier initial transition to online learning where students complete only online auto-graded assessments with built-in feedback. They are also ideal for districts that have limited resources for printing worksheets for graded assessments. Worksheets are still available within the content for skill building, but this can help to alleviate some of the limitations to provide the materials to students that do not have the ability to print from home.

In which courses are these found?

Click here to access the full list of auto-graded course options.


Q: What if I choose the auto-graded option and decide I would like more authentic assessments after the school year has started?

A: Clients can decide to use the auto-graded courses and add additional authentic work later. Auto-graded courses do not contain assessments that require teacher-touch. This decision is determined during implementation.

Q: I am using the auto-graded course option through Lincoln Learning without a client teacher. Can I have additional support from Lincoln Learning teachers to provide supplemental content?

A: When using auto-graded courses without a client teacher, supplemental content support will not be provided.

Q: Can students be transferred in and out of auto-graded courses?

A: Transfers into and out of auto-graded courses are not available. A student must drop a course and then enroll in a new course.


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