How to Use the Weighted Grade Calculator

    Tracking your progress throughout the semester is a great way to set yourself up for success. Use our weighted grade calculator to make sure your class grade expectations aren't unrealistic as the year winds to a close. And if you're already there, try out our final grade calculator.

    Step-by-Step Tutorial

    Not into videos? Now worries, we've got you covered. Just follow the steps below to figure out your weighted class grade.

    1. Enter your assessment name

      First off, enter the name of your assessment. These could be homework assignments, quizzes, tests, essays, or others.

    2. Enter your assessment grade

      Second, enter the grade you received for that particular assessment. You can choose letter or percent, and the other will update accordingly.

    3. Enter your assessment weight

      Lastly, input the weight of your assessment (as a percent). These are commonly found on a class syllabus or you can ask your instructor.

    4. Add another assessment (optional)

      To add additional assessments, click the "add assessment" button, then follow the previous 3 steps.

    5. Add another class (optional)

      To add additional classes just hit the "add class" button towards the bottom left. Then repeat steps 1–3 for each new assessment.

    What are Weighted Grades?

    In both high school and college, classes typically employ a 'weighted' system where groups of similar assignments (homework, quizzes, tests, etc.) are worth varying amounts of your overall grade.

    What this means is that 10 points scored on a quiz is not always equal to 10 points scored on a homework assignment. At the end of the semester your instructor will add up all the points for each group of assessments, and then 'weight' them accordingly. This will provide the final grade you receive at the end of a semester.

    If you're keen on learning more details about the grading process or just curious about how it's done, check out our guide entitled How to Calculate Grades; it's even complete with a number of examples to illustrate how grades are calculated.

    Track Your Grades

    It's important to keep abreast of your class grades, especially if you're trying to achieve a particular score. Using our calculator will help you keep tabs on your progress, and even save your data until you return. Bookmark our site for easy access, and come back often. Best of luck!

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