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how to convert points to percents

Is there a way to set up assignments so that if an assignment is entered using points (for example 8 out of 10 points), but the student actually sees 80% rather than 8 points??  A 20 point assignment is worth more than a 10 point assignment, but the students understand percents better. With our old system I could weight grades so that a small/short assignment was only worth .25 and longer assignments were worth 2, for example.  So 80% with a .25 weight wouldn't affect the grade as much as an 80% with a 2 weight would affect the grade more.

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Hi @LBALAZS,

The weighting of the assignment is dependent on the number of points.  You should be able to set the assignment grade to a percentage rather than points.  For example, rather than the teacher entering 10 points out of 20 points assignment, they can enter 50 percent.  Instead of adding 20 points out of a 20 points assignment, they can add 100%.  Just note that the assignments still have to have points assigned, and that will determine the weighting of the assignment within the category relative to other assignments.

Reshma
PowerSchool Community Support Expert