This information will be used by teachers who wish to learn about grade weighting for reference purposes. Weighting is an optional feature you may enable in School Loop's Gradebook. Since weighting requires the use of categories, you should first create the categories you plan to use.
How weighting is used to calculate grades is not always clearly understood by students and parents. This explanation should be helpful. In the example, there are three weighted categories: Homework, Tests, and Final. Each is weighted 30%, 50%, and 20% respectively.
The figure to the right illustrates that a student's averages for the Homework and Tests categories are 60% and 70% respectively. Since there is no score for the final exam, that category will not be used in calculating the student's average
The weight of each category used is multiplied by the student's average for that category. Those products are summed together and divided by the total of the weighted categories in use (80% as pictured above). In this example, the student has earned 53% of a possible 80% for an average of 66.25%. How that percent grade converts to a letter grade is based on your grading scale.
1. From any page in your portal, click the Settings link (the gear icon) on the top right corner of the page.
2. Select one of your Gradebooks from the Gradebook Settings section.
3. In the Weighting section, click Go.
4. Enable weighting by choosing Yes.
5. Enter the weighted value for each category.
- Use 0 for categories you do not wish to use for this Gradebook.
- Make sure the sum off all weights is exactly 100%.
6. Optional: Choose an Extra Credit Category and set the Max Extra Credit percent.
- For those who choose this optional feature with weighting:
6.1. Choose a category to be used with all extra credit assignments.
- Must be a non-weighted category.
- We suggest you create a category called "Extra Credit".
6.2. Set the extra credit percent.
- When using this feature, students cannot exceed the maximum extra credit percentage. For example. if you set the max extra credit to 4%, the maximum boost a student can receive is 4%.
7. Click Submit.
The entered percentage in a category will be applied and used in calculating the student's grade.