Hi,

In my school district we use Knowledge, Communication, Thinking and Inquiry, Application and Exam categories. Within these categories assignments have different weight factors. So we tend to calculate a weighted average. Right now your student grade reports do not include the weight factors for each assignment so students get a bit confused. Since the weight field is in the spreadsheet, couldn't you add that field to your google doc template? Or does this feature already exist and I have to tell Gradebook to use it in the reports? I have the weightings for each category set up, but this isn't displaying in the student report.

Thanks.

Hi John,

Currently category weights appear on reports but not assignment weights.

We could add the weighting factor that is entered into GradeBook into reports easily however the actual weight of the assignment (as a percentage of course) is a much more complicated calculation that we don't foresee adding as a feature in GradeBook.

Weight of category would be awesome simply the weight inputted for the assignment into the spreadsheet divided by the category weight. The title could be Weight within Category

@John Shaughnessy

I'm not sure it would work that way if I am understanding correctly. For example if the category weight was 10 and we had:

Assignment 1 - weight 20

Assignment 2 - weight 30

then weight inputted for

assignment 1 / categoryweight would be:20/10 = 2 (what would this represent?)

Since weighting is a relative scale, the true weighting of Assignment 1 would be:

20 / (20 + 30) = 20 / 50 = 0.4 or 40% of the category.

To calculate the weight of assignment 1 of the final grade would be tricky.

I hope I am understanding your suggestion correctly.

@Gdev apps

I am also really interested in having this feature in the reports for gradebook.

In your example, if assignment 1 was 40% of the category, you could multiply it by the percentage that the category represents of the final grade. You mentioned a weight of 10 but that could be turned into a percentage fairly easily.

Example: If we have 2 categories yours with a weight of 10 and another with a weight of 5, then your category makes up 10/(10+5)=0.667 or 66.7%

In this example, assignment 1 would make up the following percentage of the grade:

0.4*0.667=0.267 or 26.7%?

So even if the weighting isn't displayed, a percentage of course grade display would be useful I think.