Discussion in 'General Education' started by stargirl, Nov 1, 2011.

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I still use a paper gradebook, and am hoping somebody can help me out:
I have averaged out most of my grades for the marking period, but still need to calculate them as a percentage of the total grade. For example, the class work average is supposed to be 60% of the total grade, assessments are supposed to be 25%, and homework is supposed to be 10%. I've used a weighted EZ grader in the past, but unfortunately have lost it! I know there is a mathematical way to figure it out, but numbers really aren't my thing. If anybody is able to help me out, I would really appreciate it!!

3. ### AliceaccMultitudinous

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Realize that your percents do NOT add up to 100 percent-- they only add up to 95% !!!!

Next to your class work averages, make a new column-- the class work averages multiplied by 0.6 Run through it with a highlighter.

Do the same thing with assessments and 0.25, and homework with what I assume is 0.15.

Then add the three highlighted columns.

Then

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You are right, I meant homework=15%!
Thanks for your clear, easy to understand directions--I really, really appreciate it!!

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Our school uses Progress Book so it's all online.
I couldn't imagine doing a paper and pencil method!

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Maybe you should consider transferring the grades to a gradebook program, or even Excel, that will calculate the grades for you.

7. ### AliceaccMultitudinous

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Honestly, I LIKE doing my by calculator. I get a real feel for each of the components making up the grade of each of the kids I teach.

I know there are quicker ways to do it. But I'm very content with my gradebook and calculator

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That is the clearest explanation I have ever heard! Thank you!

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I use paper and pencil as well. However, my calculations are done on excel. With the formulas already entered, it is very simple and easy.

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All you'll have to do is enter all the homework grades, test grades, etc., and I'll have it where it will spit you out a final grade average.

I have created you an Excel document that will allow 41 grade inputs of each, class work, assessments, and homework.

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I created a little free wordpress blog to post little Excel documents like this. I have a couple on there, but I have to reach 50 posts before I can post the link to the blog.

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You're welcome!

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