Disclaimer-- these are not my students but are students colleagues taught. So I'm not asking for advice, but rather because I'm curious what others think and what they do in these situations. We have semester block scheduling so we have completely finished our semester and students receive final grades next week.We have state exams that count 20 percent of the final grade. Then each quarter is worth 40 percent of the final grade. Student 1: failed quarters 1 and 2. Did almost no work. Was capable but didn't do work or make up tests after her many absences. Scored an 81 on the final exam. Mathematically she would get a 55 for the final grade. Student 2: got Ds quarter 1 and quarter 2. Did all the work, tried really hard, but did poorly on tests and on all class work if it was graded for accuracy and not completion. Got a 30 on the final exam. Mathematically she would also fail on her final grade.