The screen has various options for how grades are calculated and displayed.
(System admins may set defaults for these on the screen.)
Uncheck "Apply to all classes" to use a different grade scale and different options for each class/subject. (Regardless of this checkbox, all classes use the same Special Marks, and all classes with the same course/subject have the same Categories and some of the grading options.)
The "Show on reports" checkboxes select what to display to students and parents on reports. (In most cases you always see this information in your gradebook even when these are unchecked.):
Total points is the total points earned and possible.
Note: Raw points are adjusted to what the assignment is worth, so a score of 8 out of 10 possible worth 20 points counts as 16/20 points toward the total. If you use weighted categories, points for the total grade are left blank because points in one category may be worth more or less than points in another, so they cannot be added together. (This option is not available for Rubric grade scales.)
Categories shows the student's subtotal grade in each Category. It also shows what percent each category is worth out of the total grade.
Grades next to scores shows the letter grade or rubric for each assignment, e.g., 17/20 B.
Percents next to scores shows the percent earned for each assignment, e.g., 17/20 85%. (This option is not available for Rubric grade scales.)
Impact on grade is a percent and graph for how much each assignment raises or lowers the student's grade. See Impact on Grade. (This option is not available for Rubric grade scales.)
Student's rank is how the student ranks against the rest of the class, e.g., #1 out of 30. (This is relative to the section, not other sections of the same course/subject.)
Class average shows either the Median or Mean average grade in the class. Mean is the total sum divided by the number of grades. Median is the middle grade (if there are an even number of grades, it's halfway between the two middle grades). The median is not influenced by extreme variances in individuals — e.g., if a student drops from 50% to 20%, that would lower the mean, but not the median. The checkbox lets you show or hide the class average on student reports, but you can always see the average on the screen even if this is unchecked. See Class Average.
The "Assignments are worth" option lets you choose if you want your assignments weighted as different point values, like 10 points, 50 points, etc., or as multiples, like a single grade, double grade, etc. Note: This changes only the wording you see on the Assign screen; it does not change how grades are calculated or reported. An assignment worth a single grade is mathematically the same as an assignment worth 1 point.
The "Standards-based grades" option determines how grades are calculated for standards-based report cards. See Standards Grading Options.
Also on :
Grade Scale, Special Marks, Categories, Cumulative Grades