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Using Test Weights Only

To turn on Test Weighting, click the box for Weight Tests. Weights are then entered in the Weight row directly on the spreadsheet. A common practice is to weight assignments by doubling some of the scores in the calculation. This was accomplished by entering a 1 for all daily assignments and a 2 for tests.

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In this case, the percent score the student received (score/points possible) is multiplied by the weight. All the results are summed and then divided by the sum of the weights.

Calculation

Assignment 1 75/100 = .75 * 2 = 1.50

Assignment 2 20/20 = 1.00 * 1 = 1.00

Assignment 3 9/10 = .90 * 1 = .90

Assignment 4 92/100 = .92 * 2 = 1.84

Assignment 5 18/20 = .90 * 1 = .90

Assignment 6 15/15 = 1.00 * 1 = 1.00

Total 7.14 / 8 = .8925 * 100 = 89.25

When Test Weighting is used the weights appear in the Weight row for each assignment. Weights are determined by the number in the weight row and not by the possible points. Therefore, if the weight in the Weight row is the same then 2 assignments will have the same weight regardless of the number of possible points.