Edhesive believes teachers are vitally important to the learning and assessment process. While the curriculum provides a gradebook and auto-grade features, at the end of the day, the teacher has final control over their students’ grades.
When you open your course, the assignments, assessments, and gradebook will be set to the Edhesive default settings. As the teacher, you can adjust these default grading configurations and weightings to correspond to you or your school’s grading scale and philosophy.
First, we will discuss where you can view these weights or percentages within your course so you will know how to find them within the platform. Then, we will list the weights for our courses as a handy reference.
WHERE TO VIEW ASSIGNMENT WEIGHTS
The assignment weights can be found by scrolling to the very end of your gradebook as shown in the example below. The weights will show in the columns preceding the total columns.
You can also view which items are within each group on the Assignments page of your course as shown in the GIF below.
ASSIGNMENT WEIGHTS BY COURSE
The default grading scales are set as such for two reasons. First, this scale and system allow for dynamic and robust use of the auto-grading functionalities within the course features. Second, this weighting creates an overall grade that provides a low-stakes practice environment throughout the unit while also having a total grade that is based more heavily on demonstrated mastery on the unit assignments, quizzes, and tests.
The following weights are the percentage of the total grade that each category is worth.
EXPLORATIONS IN CODING
(For more detail on this breakdown for EIC, click here.)
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (PYTHON)
Practice Activities: 20%
Assignments and Quizzes: 40%
AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A
Quizzes and Assignments: 30%
AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES
Lesson Exercises: 10%
Mini Performance Tasks: 10%