Points Possible Grading Formula
The points possible formula computes the course grade by comparing the number of points possible on each assignment with the points earned. The individual skill-mastery scores are summed into a single calculation that totals all points earned across all scorecards, divided by all points possible on those scorecards.
-You can choose to set all Courses to use the Points Possible grading formula by going to Settings > Courses/Skills > Default Course Settings.
-You can choose to set individual Courses to use the Points Possible grading formula by going to Settings > Courses/Skills > clicking the edit pencil for that Course.
To figure out why Sam Smith has a 60%, we look through each of the assessments she took and take note of how many points she received out of how many points were possible. Then we add all of the points she received, divide it by how many points were possible, and turn it into a percentage to get her final grade of 60%.
In the Standards Based grading example, we turn each assessment score into a percentage and then average those, which gives the student a grade of 62%. In the Points Possible grading example, we add up all of the points earned and all of the points possible and divide those, which gives the student a grade of 60%.