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Displaying Subtotals for Categories or Terms

You may choose to display each student’s grades for each Category or Term. These columns are titled Subtotals since they are components, or subtotals of the overall final or semester grade. If you have several marking periods within a semester or year, Term Subtotal columns (Term 1, Term 2, etc.) display final grades for each particular marking period, the cumulative score of all assignments and categories in each term. Term subtotals will be the basis for quarter, or term, report cards if you use them. The Category Subtotal scores are a useful way to compare a student’s performance on different types of work (homework, labs, exams, etc.).

  • To display subtotals, click View > Subtotals and checkmark any or all of the three subtotal choices.

Choose subtotals to view on the left

Choose subtotals to view on the left

  • If you check Categories, a column showing student scores for each category will be displayed.
  • If you check Categories by Term, columns for each category broken down by terms, will be shown, i.e., Term 1 Labs, Term 2 Labs, Term 1 Tests, etc.
  • If you check Terms, you will see a column of student scores for each term.

Term 1 category subtotal columns

Term 1 category subtotal columns

The selected columns will be added to the spreadsheet to the right of all your test columns. You may have to scroll through the test columns to see them. Each subtotal column will display your choice of summary data (either the term average, total points earned or maximum points possible) along with a term grade based on the grading scale you have set up. Though you can change which summary data is calculated, you will not be able to change the actual number that the computer calculates. You can, however change (overwrite) the grade assigned to that number. You will be able to enter weights in these columns only if you have selected Grading > Weighting and either Weight Categories or Weight Terms, to understand how GradeQuick calculates the information in these columns.