How to use the Grade Calculator
Add the Assessment TypeTo get started, optionally enter the assessment type (Homework, Quiz, Test, etc.). Remember that you can add and edit any number of assessments in each class.
Add Your Letter or Percentage GradeNext, select a letter or percentage grade. If you select any letter grade, it is automatically converted to a percentage and vice versa.
Add the Percentage WeightThen enter the percentage weight for each assessment. Be accurate when entering a percentage and remember that the total weight of all fields cannot exceed 100%.
See the Result of Your Grade CalculationAfter you have completed all the fields, our calculator will immediately show your class grade. Now you can download the results as a pdf document or image.
Why is it important to calculate grades?
Students need to know where they stand when it comes to successfully completing a course. That is one of the main reasons why it is so important to calculate grades. Many times assignments have different weights and grading rubrics do not always provide a clear view of how well one is doing in the courses that they take. In order to ensure that you are in good standing, you want to be able to see how well you are doing and have an idea of what types of scores you need to successfully pass the course.
Plus, many students need to retain a certain grade point average in order to remain in good standing for financial aid. Therefore, they may need to retain a higher average then just a passing grade. Therefore, they want to know what types of grades they need on different assignments, so that they can concentrate more or study harder when they need to obtain a certain grade.
Grade calculators help you remain in constant control of your education. They let you know when you should do an extra credit assignment, work harder to meet the minimum standards, and study harder for an upcoming exam. If you are falling behind, it allows you a chance to get extra help to bring your grades up before it is too late.