Students, please take a few moments to calculate what grades you will need in the current grading cycle and for the semester to reach the score that you desire for the semester. The spread sheet can help since we are factoring in a final exam/project as 1/7 of the semester score.
It would be great to finish this as you move through each six weeks, so you are aware of what is needed for credit going forward.
- Students download and open the file SOAR Grade Calculator--seen above.
- Each student will enter his or her class schedule (in the class column) and the scores he/she made in the 1st and 2nd cycle of the semester in the next two columns.
- Students will then enter the target grade they expect to earn for the cycle. The spreadsheet will then calculate how many points the student will need on the final exam/project in order to have the final semester score printed in blue. Ranges start on the left at 70 and end with 97 on the right. Any score over 100 points is generally not possible.
- Students can adjust the score in the third column to see different scenarios or combinations of the third-cycle grade and final exam.
This is also an excellent time for students to modify their goal grade.
Students can save the file (or even e-mail it to yourself if you are interested) for later reference.