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HS/MS Final Grade Setup

Setting up PowerTeacher Pro to properly calculate your final grade should be done as a first step of the term.  This article shows how to use T, W, and E term grades to calculate a final grade with category weighting, and with total points.  There are also ways to mix the two methods, if you would like help reviewing the more advanced options, please start a tech ticket for assistance.  

We recommended periodically calculating one student's final grades during the term to make sure the calculation is working as you expect.

If you find any issue with your setup, or need some assistance with your final grade configuration, enter a tech ticket and we will help. 

Category Weighting

For those who use category weighting (ie homework 20%, quizzes 20%, tests 40%, exam 20%), you can ignore the E1 and W1 final
grades and apply your term calculation setup to T1 only. Your T1 setup should look similar to this:



Total Points

For those who use a total points calculation, in order to guarantee your exam is worth a specific percent, you must use the Term
Weights option to calculate the T1 grade. The W1 and E1 term grades are available for this purpose. By default, W1 calculates total
points for all assignments with a due date prior to the last two days of the term. E1 calculates total points for all assignments with a
due date of the last two days of the term (this should be the exam only).


Your gradebook calculation setup should look similar to this (adjusting your exam weight accordingly):