Understand How Points, Scores, and Percentages Work

Points

Points represent how much an assignment is worth in your GradeBook.

Score Type

Score Type is how you actually want to enter scores for the assignments, different options are below


Raw Score

Use this when weighting assignments. For example: My Quiz Raw Score is 20 and  Points is 10, making every question worth half a point. 

Percentage

A percentage may also be used (e.g., entered in the gradebook) to communicate a student's points and score.   Use this if you want to enter a percentage for that assignment that a student got correct.

Examples are provided below.

Example 1 of Raw Score:

For a 10-question assignment that should count as 10 points in the gradebook:

Points = 10

Raw Score = 10

Clyde receives a RAW SCORE of 8 out of 10 which is the same as receiving 8 out of 10 POINTS or a 80 PERCENT.

Example 2 of Raw Score:

For a 50-question test that should count as 100 points in the gradebook:

Points = 100

Raw Score = 50

Clyde receives a RAW SCORE of 47 out of 50 which is the same as receiving 94 out of 100 POINTS or a 94 PERCENT.

Example 3 of Raw Score:

For a 100-question quiz that should count as 20 points in the gradebook:

Points = 20

Raw Score = 100

Clyde receives a RAW SCORE of 80 out of 100 which is the same as receiving 16 out of 20 POINTS or a 80 PERCENT.

Example 4 of Percentage:

For a 50-question test that should count as 50 points in the gradebook:

Points = 50

Score type = percentage

Clyde got 76% of the questions right so you entered 76 on your Gradebook for him. This means he got 36 out of 50 points, which is 76% of 50 available points.


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