**The Points Possible for each skill is the total number of points a student can earn on that skill. **

**For a multiple choice assessment, many of our schools use the rule of thumb that one question is worth one point. This will vary with more complex open response questions.**

**In the example below, skill 1.2 is worth 10 points because the assessment had 10 multiple choice questions, each worth 1 point, that evaluated skill 1.2:**

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**The number of points given to a student is divided by the total points possible to calculate a student's grade. For example, if you had 10 questions on a particular skill and each was worth 2 points, it would be worth 20 points.**

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