Gradebook: Grade Calculation
The TRACS Gradebook provides three different gradebook styles to use to calculate your course grades; No Categories, Categories, and Weighted Categories.
Points Based Grade Calculation
Category and No Category style gradebook setup both utilize a simple points-based grade calculation.
The Gradebook calculates the user's average by dividing the total points earned by the total possible points of all grade Items.
Sam Student's grade would be calculated by:
[ (88+100+100+77) / 400 ] * 100 = 91.25%
Suzie Student's grade would be calculated by:
[ (97+100+88+71) / 400 ] *100 = 89.0%
Weighted Gradebook Calculation
A weighted category style gradebook calculation is a bit more complex than a point based gradebook setup.
It's best to think of each category as an individual gradebook.
- Each category calculates the user's average by dividing the total points earned by the total possible points of all grade Items in the category.
- Each user's category average is multiplied by the category's individual weight.
- All category points are then added together to determine the final course grade.
|Exams - 50%||Homework - 20%||Assignments - 20%|
|Student Name||Exam 1||Exam 2||Exam 3||HW 1||HW 2||HW 3||Assn 1||Assn 2|
Sam Student's final course grade would be calculated by:
|Category||Category Calculation||Category Average|
|Exams||[ (80+96+88) / 300 ] * 50||44%|
|Homework||[ (68+82+76) / 300 ] * 20||15.07%|
|Assignments||[ (64+70) / 200 ] * 30||20.1%|
|Final Course Grade||Add Exams, Homework and Assignments averages