How do you calculate grades with different percentages?
All you have to do is convert the percentage the assignment is worth into a decimal and multiply that by your grade. To convert, just divide the percentage of your final grade the assignment represents by 100. So your 10 percent assignments turn into a weighted factor of 10 / 100 = 0.1, and your exam is 50 / 100 = 0.5.
How do I calculate my test grade average?
How to Calculate Grade ScoresAdd Up Total Point Values.Add Up Your Scores.Divide Scores by Total Point Value.Interpret the Grading Scale.
Is curve grading good or bad?
Grading on a curve has long been disputed in the academic world, just as weighting scores have. The main benefit to using the curve is that it fights grade inflation: if a teacher doesn’t grade on a curve, 40% of her class could get an “A,” which means that the “A” doesn’t mean very much.
Does Harvard grade on a curve?
Harvard grades everyone on a curve, and basically never gives lower than a B. They use “A+” as a system to identify the truly exceptional people. My point is that a professor should be able to write 20 questions that are relevant and interesting, and just look at the distribution of results to assign grades.