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# Example Gradebook: Formula Grading System

This article contains an example Gradebook of a Formula Grading System, which may help you to get a better understanding of setting up a Gradebook.

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## The assessment

A course consists of 3 main assessments:

1. 3 practical assignments of which a student needs to pass at least 2, otherwise 1 point will be reduced from the final grade. The assignments will be evaluated with a pass or fail. Does not count for the final grade.
2. A midterm that students will take in Brightspace via a quiz. It will be evaluated on a 10 points scale. Counts as 40% of final grade.
3. A final exam that students will take out of Brightspace. It will be evaluated on a 10 points scale. Counts as 60% of final grade.

## The Settings

Click on Grades to see the Grades Setup Wizard settings and the Grade Items settings for this example Gradebook.

### Grade Item settings

1. Grade Category: Practical Assignments
• Grade Scheme: Leiden Scheme_Partial Grade_Rounded off at 0.1_ Pass 5.5
• Distribution: Distribute weight evenly across all items
• Consists of three grade items Practical Assignments 1 - 3
2. Grade Item: Practical Assignment 1 - 3
• Type: Selectbox
• Grade Scheme: Pass/Fail
• Association: linked to assignments. So the grades are transferred from the assignment tool.
• Max points: 10
3. Grade Item: Midterm
• Type: Numeric
• Grade Scheme: Leiden Scheme_Partial Grade_Rounded off at 0.1_ Pass 5.5
• Association: linked to a quiz. So the grades are transferred from the quiz tool.
• Max points: 10
4. Grade Item: Final Exam
• Type: Numeric
• Grade Scheme: Leiden Scheme_Partial Grade_Rounded off at 0.1_ Pass 5.5
• Association: none. So grade input is manual or via import.
• Max points: 10

### Grades Setup Wizard settings ### Formula Calculated Final Grade

Below you can see the formula that is used for the Final Grade Calculation. Please note that in the grading scheme used here, a Fail equals a 5.4 and a Pass equals a 10.

• IF the student has failed 2 out of 3 practicals (a fail here is <5.5).
• THEN the final grade will be: 40% Midterm + 60% Final Exam - 1
• ELSE  the final grade will be: 40% Midterm + 60% Final Exam

## Instructor View

As an instructor you will see your students and their grades on the Enter Grades tab. As you can see, each grade item is 1 column, where as the grade items Practical Assignments 1-3 are grouped together in the category Practical Assignments.

As shown below the instructor has opted to see grade points (20/30), grade scheme symbol (6.7) and grade scheme colour (green).

Looking at the results after, we can see that:

• Student 1 and Student 2 received the same grades for the midterm and the final exam.
• But for student 2, 1 point was reducted from his final calculated grade, since he did not pass at least 2 of the practical assignments.
• Student 3 and Student 4 received the same grades for the midterm and the final exam.
• But for student 4, 1 point was reducted from her final calculated grade, since she did not pass at least 2 of the practical assignments.
• In this case student 4 has also failed the course.

## Student View

As shown above the students will see their grades and the total number of points they received on a particular assessment.