Created By : Jatin Gogia

Reviewed By : Rajasekhar Valipishetty

Last Updated : May 22, 2023

Grade calculator is a free online tool that will help you in getting an estimation of your grades during the class. A calculator is a handful tool, as you are just required to enter your assignments, respected grades, and weights and results will be shown to you.

### How to Calculate Grades?

Grades determine the performance of students in the class during the academic sessions. However, there are various methods to calculate grades. Let’s understand a few commonly used methods in detail.

#### 1. Points-based Grading System

In this type of system, you need to determine the total number of points you can earn in a class, and each activity, assignment, and assessment and then divide them by the total number of points in the assignments. You can follow the steps to calculate the grades using point-based grading.

• First you need to determine the point values in the respected subjects.
• Now, do the recording of the earned points and the point values. Do remember, that the points earned cannot exceed the point values.
• Add all individual scores and the point possible.
• Now, divide the total points earned by the total points you could have earned.

#### 2. Weighted Grading System

This is a difficult method as compared to the point-based system, but in mathematical terms, it follows the same procedure. You can follow these simple steps to calculate the weighted grading system:

• First determine the weight of the categories.
• Now, for each category you need to determine the average grade.
• Multiply the obtained average weight by the weight as assigned.

#### 3. Using Spreadsheet

You can also use the spreadsheet to calculate the points. Follow these few simple steps to find the grades using a spreadsheet.

• First set up the required rows and columns for the assignment type, points or percentage you earned, and maximum possible points.
• In the adjusted rows and columns input the desired data.
• Using the sum equation find the sum of the points earned and possible.
• Now, divide the points earned and possible.
• Calculate the percentage.
• Thus, calculate the weighted grade

You can refer to the below grade chart to have an idea about the percentages and grade relationship.

Letter Grade Percentage 4.0 Scale

A+

97-100

4.0

A

93-96

4.0

A-

90-92

3.7

B+

87-89

3.3

B

83-86

3.0

B-

80-82

2.7

C+

77-79

2.3

C

73-76

2.0

C-

70-72

1.7

D+

67-69

1.3

D

65-66

1.0

E/F

Below 65

0.0

### Grades and Meaning in the Report Card

These grades have a certain meaning which you must know. You can refer to the meaning of the respective grades as defined in your report card.

A, A+, A-

The highest mark you can achieve. Excellent!

B, B+, B-

80% to 89% mark: Good job.

C, C+, C-

Ranges from 70% to 79%: Satisfactory results.

D, D+, D-

Requires more effort, but still considered.

P

Pass

S

Satisfactory

U

Unsatisfactory

W

Withdrew

I

Incomplete

R

Repeat

F

Fail

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### How to Use Grade Calculator?

You can refer to the simple steps to calculate the grades using the calculator.

• First you are required to add your assessment name.
• Now, enter the score you have earned in the particular subject.
• Add the assessment percentage weight.
• You can also insert your class and another assessment if you want to, but it's completely optional.

### FAQs on Grade Calculator

1. How can I improve my Grades?

You can easily improve your grades by studying with discipline, always participating in all the activities as it is also markable, maintaining discipline in class, studying from the proper course material, making better study habits, and always making a plan and putting all your efforts to make it happen.

2. How to identify if I pass or fail in the grading system?

There are few schools that write pass or fail in the repost cards according to the grade chart reference. In the grading system, P means Pass and F means fail.

3. What are the methods to calculate the grades?

There are three commonly used methods to calculate grades. These are listed below:

• Points-based Grading System
• Weighted Grading System

4. Which is the best way of calculating grades?

You can either use the Grade Calculator for quick, effective, and accurate answers or you can also use the various methods to calculate the grades manually.

### Illustrated Example To Calculate Grades

Example 1:

Calculate the grades using Point Based Grading Method.

History Classes Points

In-class participation

50 points

Research essay (1 essay)

100 points

Quizzes (4 quizzes)

25 points each

Midterm exam (1 exam)

150 points

Cumulative final exam (1 exam)

200 points

Solution:

Using the provided information we will segregate the points earned.

History Classes Total Points Points earned

In-class participation

50 points

44

Research essay (1 essay)

100 points

92

Quizzes (4 quizzes)

25 points each

24, 20, 21, 23

Midterm exam (1 exam)

150 points

139

Cumulative final exam (1 exam)

200 points

188

Thus, according to the calculations we get;

=> Total Points Possible = 600,

=> Total Points Earned = 551

Now, using the formula:

Grade = Total Points Earned ÷ Total Points Possible

=> Grade = 551 / 600

=> Grade = 0.918, or 91.8%

Hence, we get that student's final grade is 91.8%, which corresponds to A-.

Example 2:

Calculate the grades using the Weighted Grading Method.

English Class weight Breakdown Weights

Homework (10 assignments)

10%

Midterm exam (1 exam)

30%

Essays (2 essays)

20%

Final exam (1 exam)

40%

Solution:

We will use the above table, in addition, to finding the earned points by the student.

English Class weight Breakdown Weights Earned Points Total Score Quotient (Total Score / Number of exams)

Homework (10 assignments)

10%

100% (x5), 98% (x4), 99% (x1)

991

99.1

Midterm exam (1 exam)

30%

93%

93

93

Essays (2 essays)

20%

73%, 82%

155

77.5

Final exam (1 exam)

40%

89%

89

89

Now to find the Grade we will find the adjusted Grade.

=> Adjusted Grade = Quotient x Weights

Thus for each breakdown we will get.

• Homework : 99.1 x 0.10 = 9.91
• Midterm exam: 93 x 0.30 = 27.9
• Essays: 77.5 x 0.20 = 15.5
• Final exam: 89 x 0.40 = 35.6
• Total = 88.91

According to the calculations we get that student’s total adjusted weighted score is 88.91 which is equivalent to B+

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