It can be difficult to understanding how grades are calculated when your teacher uses weighted grading. At times, weighted grading seems counter intuitive. To help, we’ve posted a help page explaining how weighted grades are calculated.
Student's grade goes down even when they get a high score on an assignment?
Remember that grades are weighted by category. So if the score on the assignment is lower than the average for that category, the overall grade will go down.
Example: Student’s current overall grade is 90% for all categories (tests, homework, etc.) and they get a 92% on the next test. Intuition tells us that their grade should go up. However if their test average is 95% then the weighted average for the Tests category will go down and therefore their overall grade will go down as well.
Student is able to understand the grading system.