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.

  • 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.  

  • 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.  

  • 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.