1. Total Points - The students’ cumulative grade is based on the total points earned, divided by the total points attempted. Select this option if the cumulative grade is based on straight points, and you do not take into account the type of assignment when calculating the grade.

Formula: sum(assignment grade * assignment factor) / sum(maximum points * factor) = Total cumulative grade

  • For Example: If you assign point values that vary from 5 pts to 100 pts for assignments and the assignments are not weighted, this is the calculation method you would most likely want to use. 

2. Total Points with Weight - The students’ cumulative grade is based on the total points earned, divided by the total points attempted within each assignment type.  A cumulative grade is calculated for each assignment type, which are then averaged together based on each type's weights.  

Formula: For each assignment type: sum(assignment grade * assignment factor) / sum(maximum points * factor) = Assignment type grade Then: sum(assignment type grade * weight) / sum (weight) * 100 = Total cumulative grade
 

  • For Example: Cumulative grade is based on 30% homework, 40% quizzes, and 30% exams, but each assignment within those categories is worth varying points.

3. Percentages - Assignments are averaged together within each assignment category, the average is used to calculate the cumulative grade based on the weights the teacher has entered.

Formula: For each assignment type: sum(assignment grade / maximum points * assignment factor) / sum(factor) = Assignment type grade Then: sum(assignment type grade * weight) / sum (weight) * 100 = Total cumulative grade
 

  • For Example: The cumulative grade is based on 30% homework, 40% quizzes, and 30% exams, but each assignment within those categories should count equally.
  • Note: If you are choosing to use a Letter Grade Scale with this calculation method, check to ensure the scale has a max value of 100 pts.
Here is an example of each Method using these grades.
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Total Points: In this calculation method, the students' cumulative grade is based on the total points earned divided by the total points attempted. Select this option if the cumulative grade is based on straight points, and you do not take into account the type of assignment when calculating the grade.
Total Points
Homework:
1) 86/100
2) 92/100

Test:
1) 84/100
2) 45/50

Quiz:
1) 79/100
2) 90/100

Project:
1) 94/100
2) 80/100
Cumulative= 650 points out of a possible 750 so 650/750=
86.67%

Total Points with Weight: In this calculation method, the students' cumulative grade is based on the total points a student earned, divided by the total points attempted within each assignment type. The assignment type cumulatives are then averaged together based on their weights. Select this option if the cumulative grade is based on something like 30% homework, 40% quizzes, and 30% exams, but each assignment within those categories is worth varying points.

Total Points w/ weight
Homework=30%:
1) 86/100
2) 92/100
=178/200 which is 89 or 89%
30% (weight of this Assignment Type) of 89 "points" = 26.7

Test=20%:
1) 84/100
2) 45/50
=129/150 which is 86 points OR 86%
20% of 86 = 17.2

Quiz=10%:
1) 79/100
2) 90/100
169/200 OR 84.5%
10% of 84.5 = 8.45

Project=40%:
1) 94/100
2) 80/100
174/200 which is 87 points OR 87%
40% of 87 = 34.8

Then you add the Points of Each Type together:
  26.7
+17.2
+8.45
+34.8
=87.15% which is the Cumulative Grade for the Term

Percentages: In this calculation method, each assignment must be worth 100 points. The assignments
are averaged together within each assignment category, the average is used to calculate the cumulative grade based
on the weights the teacher has entered. Select this option if the cumulative grade is based on something like 30%
homework, 40% quizzes, and 30% exams, but each assignment within those categories should count equally.

Percentage:
Homework: 30%
Test: 20%
Quiz: 10%
Project: 40%

Homework:
86+92=178/2=89 @ 30%= 26.7

Test:
84+90= 174/2=87 @ 20%= 17.4

Quiz:
79+90=169/2=84.5 @ 10%= 8.45

Project:
94+80=174/2=87 @ 40%= 34.8

Then you add the Points of Each Type together:
  26.7
+17.4
+8.45
+34.8
=87.35 % which is the Cumulative Grade for the Term

Note: Test2 has a Max point of 50, therefore the grade needs to be double, the grade of 45 x2 is 90 since Max points must equal 100 it is counting this score 2x. If using Percentages, it is best to always have Assignments be 100 points.