This article will cover frequently asked questions surrounding Points Based Gradebooks.
Grading Period Weights
This is typically used in scenarios where the final exam is weighted against the Q1 and Q2 grades to produce a final semester grade (e.g., Q1=40%, Q2=40%, Exam=20%).
Some teachers use this type of functionality to approximate something like a decaying average, with the idea that more recent assessments should weigh more than earlier assessments. For example, a teacher may weigh Q2 60% and Q1 40%.
For more information about Points-Based Gradebooks, visit Getting Started with Points-Based GradeBooks.