GradeBook Terminology

The following terms are used in the WebAssign® GradeBook interface.

GradeBook Term

Definition

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.