# Scenario: Final Calculated Grade Using Points System

You offer a number of online training courses that use similar content, but adjust the course content depending on your students’ interests and skill levels. You set up specific courses by importing course content from a master course. You do not want to change the weight of each grade item to make every course gradebook balance, so you use the points system and keep each grade item’s maximum points the same. You grade basic tasks out of 5, intermediate tasks out of 10, and advanced tasks out of 15. You give students who receive at least 70% on all grade items 10 bonus points. You allow students to exceed the maximum points for a grade item, but not the final grade. Because you often allow some students to skip advanced tasks, you drop ungraded items from the final grade calculation.

You set up grade items with the following properties:

 Project 1 Project 2 Project 3 Project 4 Project 5 Project 6 Bonus Maximum Points 5 5 10 10 15 15 10 Can Exceed Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Bonus No No No No No No Yes

You assign the following grades for the student Frank Catcher:

 Project 1 Project 2 Project 3 Project 4 Project 5 Project 6 Bonus Maximum Points 6 8 9 8 15 — 10

You release the calculated final grade to Frank. It is calculated as follows:

 Grade item Calculation Project 1 = 6/5*100 = 120% Project 2 = 8/5*100 = 160% Project 3 = 9/10*100 = 90% Project 4 = 8/10*100 = 80% Project 5 = 15/15*100 = 100% Project 6 = Dropped Note: Dropped grade items are not included in calculations; grades are calculated as if the item does not exist. Bonus = 10/10*100 = 100% Note: Bonus points are added on top of the final grade. Calculated Final Grade = (6+8+9+8+15)/(5+5+10+10+15)*100+10 = 46/45*100+10 = 112.22% = 100%