# GradeBook Terminology

The following terms are used in the WebAssign GradeBook interface.

GradeBook Term |
Definition |
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Raw score |
The exact score the student earned on an assignment. |

Assignment calculated score |
The score used to calculate the category score. |

Score |
The GradeBook score, which is the current score represented as a number. This score is current as of the last time the GradeBook was updated. |

Grade |
The GradeBook letter grade, which is the current score represented as a letter. This grade is current as of the last time the GradeBook was updated. |

Final score |
The final calculated score that your students receive in the course. It is calculated based on the category score calculations you set. You can choose to upload a final score instead. Best practice recommendation: let GradeBook calculate the final score automatically. |

Final Grade |
The final letter grade that your students receive in the course. It is calculated based on the final score, and how you set your grading options. |

Equal weights/averages |
The percentage a category counts toward the GradeBook grade. Weighting represents the importance you assign to a category. For example, you can specify that homework is 15% of the final GradeBook grade, but test scores are 30% of the grade. You can base your GradeBook on weights/averages or on points. |

Weighted by points |
You can base your GradeBook on weighting by points or on equal weighting. |

Overweighting factor |
An option to weight a particular assignment more or less than other assignments in a category. You can specify this setting after using the GradeBook wizard. |