Module 02: Obtaining Intended Weights When Combining Students' Scores
An instructor typically combines students' scores from several measures such as assignments and exams when assigning course grades. The relative weights intended for these scores are at least inferred and often stated explicitly by the instructor. This module describes how scores can be adjusted so that the intended weights are obtained. Techniques are discussed for two grading criteria: (a) grading students through comparison to others in the class and (b) grading students through comparison to predetermined levels of performance.
Keywords: classroom assessment, grading criteria, intended weights, combined scores, course grade, items, weights