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Configuring Gradebook Calculation Options

The Submit Term Grades tab of DP Grade Books shows the cumulative average of assessed assignments in the class. There are two options for how this average can be calculated, both configured via your School Settings. 

Via Settings > School Settings > Academic Functions


Navigate to Settings > School Settings > Academic Functions. Here you can choose to use either percentage weights or not.

Click here for more information on how this calculation impacts the DP Grade Books.

Use Percentage Weights (enabled)

If you have Use Percentage Weights enabled, assignments in a class are averaged by category, then the weighting is applied and the averages from the assignments are added and divided by the total weighting.


Calculation Formula with Percentage Weights:

  • Average = sum_of (category_average)
Category_average = sum_of (assignment_score / max_assignment_score * assignment_weight(%)) / assignments_count_in_category

Use Percentage Weights (disabled)

If you do not use percentage weights, every assignment is multiplied by the assignment weighting, then added together and divided by the total weighting.  


Calculation Formula without Percentage Weights:

  • average = sum_of (assignment_score / max_assignment_score  * assignment_weight) / sum_of (assignment_weight) * 100%

Configuring the default grades scale for newly created DP classes


Navigate to Settings > Diploma Programme > Grades to configure default grade conversions for any new DP classes created. Note that this scale is applied to all assignment & term grades calculations of IB grades.

Configuring the Grades Scale by class

Each DP class can have it's own unique Grades Scale. This is customisable by any admin or the class teacher via the class Overview tab > Edit Class Settings > Grades. Again, this scale is applied to all assignment & term grades calculations of IB grades.

Configuring Class Assignment Categories


Assignment Categories are configured on a class-by-class basis via the Class Settings > Assignment Categories tab. Here teachers can customize and color-code assignment categories. These assignment category weightings are applied to the final grade calculation when entering term grades.

• To delete a category, click the checkbox in the delete column of the category that you wish to delete

• To edit a category, type in the new name in the text field, and click on the color palette to select a new color for the label.

• To add a new category, click Add New and type in the name and select a color for the label.

Please make sure you click Save Changes to apply the changes to your class.

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