Final Grade Scenarios

Scenario: Final calculated grade

You offer a project-based class with three different types of grade items. However, you do not wish to weight the grade items differently. In order to keep things fair you assign weekly homework out of 5 points, quizzes out of 10, and the final out of 60 points. You also drop the lowest homework assignment score.

You assign the following grades for the user: Student

You release final grade to the student. It’s calculated as shown below.

Grade Item Calculation
Week 1 = 4/5 * 100 = 80%
Week 2 = 1/5 * 100 = Dropped
Week 3 = 3/5 * 100 = 60%
Week 4 = 5/5 * 100 = 100%
Quiz 1 = 6/10 * 100 = 60 %
Quiz 2 = 8/10 * 100 = 80%
Final Exam = 50/60 * 100 = 83.33%
Final Adjusted Grade = (4+3+5+6+8+50)/(60+10+10+5+5+5) * 100 = 80% is the final adjusted grade

 

 


Scenario: Final calculated grade using weighted assignment groups 

You offer a project-based class with three different types of grade items. You weight the grade items differently. You assign weekly homework 10%, quizzes 35%, and the final 55%. You also drop the lowest homework assignment score. Notice that you can make the max points higher as supposed to a non-weighted setup, as each section is worth only a certain portion of the overall grade.

You assign the following grader for the user: Student

You release final grade to the student. It’s calculated as shown below.

Grade Items Calculations
Week 1 = 8/10 = 80%
Week 2 = 9/10 = 90% 
Week 3 = 7/10 = 70%
Week 4 = 2/10 = Dropped 
HW Total (10% of total grade) = (9+8+7)/(10+10+10) * 100 = 80%
80% * (10/100) = 8% of final grade
Quiz 1 = 45/50 * 100 = 90%
Quiz 2 = 40/50 = 80%
Quiz Total (35% of total grade) 

= (40+45)/(50+50) * 100 = 85%

85% * (35/100) = 29.75% of final grade

Exam (55% of total grade)

= 93/100 * 100 = 93%

93% * (55/100) = 51.15 % of final grade

Final Adjusted Grade = 8 + 29.75 + 51.15 = 88.9% is the final adjusted grade

 

Article number: 
107411
Last updated: 
February 9, 2017
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