Sort order of student names.
Last Updated: 3/23/3012
Category of Issue: Grading
Issue name: Sort order of student names.
Issue resolution status: Completed.
The way Test Scoring and the Student Information System (SIS) alphabetize last names with a second capital letter is different.
SIS Test Scoring
This could cause the misentry of grades by faculty.
One positive aspect of the new system is that it can correctly reflect a student's name using upper and lower case, whereas the old SIS could not do that. From this new upper/lower case functionality appears to affect the sorting of names in an unexpected manner.
If you are entering grades from a Test Scoring report, you can sort by university id and the sort orders will match.