Why can’t I change the Weight for my Gradebook Category?

The category weight cannot be changed if there is a Report Card mark or Progress Report mark recorded for any student in any marking period of the associated course section.  Note: If the category is an MYP Category, then the weight is determined by the Mark Type and cannot be changed by the teacher.  Note: The school administration can temporarily enable changing weights and preferences per course section by specifying an Allow Weight Calculations Overwrite Until date.

If you want to use new weights for the upcoming marking period, create a new category (or set of categories) with the desired weights and make sure the new assessments are created with the new categories.  

Example: Suppose you have two categories, “Tests” is worth 40% of the grade and “Homework” is worth 60% of the grade.  In quarter 2, you decide you want Tests to be worth 50% and Homework to be worth 50%.  To accomplish this, create a category called “Tests Q2” and “Homework Q2” with the appropriate weights.  This way, you are not changing the gradebook category weighting for an existing category; instead, you are creating new gradebook categories with new gradebook category weights.  Make sure that all your gradebook assessments in quarter 2 are using the new categories.

See also
Gradebook    Mark Type    Course    DAT   
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