Configuring Composite Grading

This article provides the steps required to configure the automatic calculation of "Final Course Grades" otherwise known as composite grading.

By performing the steps that follow, you will be able to successfully program a course so that when a teacher has submitted all of their marking period grades, they can then have Infinite Campus automatically calculate the students FINAL Grade in the course.

  1. Log into Infinite Campus if you haven’t already

  2. Confirm that the “School” field at the top of the screen displays the name of school you intend to work with

  3. Click the “Search” tab



  4. Change the “Search for..” operator to “Course/Section” if it is not already set to this

  5. Enter in the name of a specific course into the field below, and click the “GO” button (or just click the “Go” button to see a listing of all courses)


  6. On the left side of the screen, click the name of a course to select it – the “Course Information” for the course will then appear on the right side of the screen



  7. On the right hand side of the screen, click the courses "Composite Grading" tab



  8. Scroll through the list of items appearing in the Composite Grading table, and locate and click the item titled "Final Grade" to highlight it - a form will then appear below



    **IMPORTANT: For this step, it is extremely important that you know in what terms each section of the course is scheduled to run.


    Examples:

    • If every section of the course runs ONLY in the Marking Periods 3 and 4, then the final grade for every section of the course would not be due until Marking Period 4, thus you would select the "Final Grade" task from the list above, that is identified as MP4 as illustrated above.



    • If SOME sections of the course are scheduled in Marking Periods 1 and 2, while other sections of the course are scheduled to run in Marking Periods 3 and 4, you would need to configure composite grading for both Marking Period 2 and Marking Period 4, because a final grade in the class would be expected for students in the First Semester (e.g. MP1 and MP2 - final grade then due in MP2), and the Second Semester as well (e.g. MP3 and MP4 - final grade then due in MP4)



    • If ALL sections of the course are scheduled to run in ALL Marking (all year long), then the final grade for every section of the course would not be due until Marking Period 4, therefore you would need to configure composite grading for only MP4.




  9. Use the form that now appears below to configure the percentages for each marking period score (and tests if any) that should count towards the students final course average using the following as a guide:



    **Hint:
    Remember - the goal when setting up composite grading, is to be sure that all values you enter add up to 100, because 100 represents ALL available points in a class regardless of the total number of points a student could get.

    For Example: Even if a student could obtain an overall class average of 105%, they still cannot get more than 105 points in that class (105 represents 100% or ALL of the points).
    So if a student did happen to get 105 points in the class, this represents only a situation where they have gotten ALL (100%) of the total possible points.

    The "all must add up to 100" rule, simply represents programming that ensures a student never gets more than ALL of the points (i.e. 100). Do not confuse this concept, with "total points possible" because this can be higher than 100. With regard to composite grading, the two concepts are NOT the same.




    Composite Setup Examples:


    • A) 4 Marking Periods - Every Marking Period and Final Exam Grade Counts the Same




    • B) 2 Marking Periods - Marking Periods Count for 80% (40 + 40), Final Exam is 20%



    • C) 2 Marking Periods - Marking Periods Count for 100% of Grade (Final Exam Grade Does Not Count)






  10. Click the "Save" button above to save your changes - repeat the steps in this article as many times as needed