These are the grade type options available for Report Card Mark Types.

Course Work
refers to the grade earned from assignments graded in the course during the marking period.

Exam refers to an end of Term exam.  This must be entered by the teacher if it is used. This Grade Type is not required.

Term is the semester or trimester grade for the Term.  For Semester schools, the software calculates the Term grade as (CW1 * CW1W + CW2 * CW2W + E1 * E1W) / (CW1W + CW2W + E1W) where CW refers Course Work, W refers to Weight and E refers to Exam.  For Trimester schools, the software calculates Term grade as (CW1 * CW1W + E1 * E1W) / (CW1W + E1W).  Schools can choose to have the Term grade’s average calculated by treating CW1 and CW2 as a whole instead of 2 independent marking periods.  This is managed in School Info by Grade Totaling.  In such a case, the CW1 weight should be 0 since CW2 already includes both CW1 and CW2 assessment grades.

Final Exam is an exam that counts towards the Final rather than towards the Term.  You can have up to 1 Final Exam per term.  This Grade Type is not required.

Final is the final grade for the year.  For semester schools, the software calculates the Final grade as (T1 * T1W + FE1 * FE1W + T2 * T2W + FE2 * FE2W)  / (T1W + FE1W + T2W + FE2W) where T refers to Term, W refers to Weight, and FE refers to Final Exam.  For trimester schools, the software calculates the Final grade as (T1 * T1W + FE1 * FE1W + T2 * T2W + FE2 * FE2W + T3 * T3W + FE3 * FE3W)  / (T1W + FE1W + T2W + FE2W + T3W + FE3W).  This mark type is not required. Schools can choose to have the Final grades’ average calculated by treating the whole year as a single entity instead of 3 or 4 independent marking periods.  This is managed in School Info by Grade Totaling.  In this case, the CW3 (or CW4 in the case of Semester schools) and Final grade are both based on all the assessments for the whole year.  In such a case, the weight for the earlier Term grades should be 0.

Effort stores an effort grade per marking period.  This Grade Type is not required.

Other stores any other grades or skills you want to report on report cards.  Elementary schools typically use this for most of their grading needs.  This Grade Type is not required.

See also
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