TPS provides an accurate up-to-date Running Grade that is available anytime for every course in progress. This Running Grade can be used as a semester grade in a full-year course by printing the Grade Report at the end of the semester. It can be used as a quarter grade in a semester course by printing the Grade Report at the end of the quarter.
To provide better granularity in assessing student performance in each area, TPS uses a standard weighted average grading system (see below for math-based explanation). StudyPlace performs this calculation continually to provide the Running Grade
, and uses it to calculate the Final Grade
. StudyPlace also provides the grade categories and weights for every course, to help students and parents to analyze their own grades by category.
To see all the grades for a course, how the grade categories are weighted, and a running cumulative grade for the course:
Weighted Average Grade Calculation
- Log in to the Student StudyPlace (www.pottersschool.org/student) or Parent StudyPlace (www.pottersschool.org/family).
- Grades icon.
- Select a class on the left side.
- Grades tab.
- To see detailed feedback for each grade, select the graded item and click Details and Feedback at the bottom of the window.
- To print a Grade Report, use the Print button on the Grades tab, and then your browser's print function. (Note that some use their system's "print as PDF" to generate a PDF document from this report.)
This math-based explanation is provided for students and parents who want to see how weighted average grades are calculated, or who want to calculate their own weighted average grade. This is a standard weighted average calculation, not unique to TPS or StudyPlace.
For example, to calculate a First Semester grade from a Running Grade report, first make sure that all assignments for that semester have been graded (usually within a week after the end of the semester). Then for all the First Semester grade categories
(Category 1 Weight x Category 1 Grade + Category 2 Weight x Category 2 Grade + ...) / (Category 1 Weight + Category 2 Weight + ...)
The result is a First Semester weighted average grade.