This grading calculator was designed to help teachers with a quick and easy way to calculate grades without having to calculate by hand. If you've been doing this a while, it's the same idea as the classic cardboard EZ Graders that every teacher used to use, and some still do. I've personally never used an Easy Grader. Always go with a calculator or Excel. But they look pretty handy.
To create a grade chart, fill in the fields above and press Calculate.
Questions | The number of questions in your assignment. |
Out of | The final score. Will usually be 100 for a 100% assignment. |
Step | Allows you to change the distance between questions. For example, if you want to get scores in half question increments you would enter 0.5 in step. |
You’re grading an assignment with 37 questions on a scale from 0-100%. Enter 37 in the questions field, 100 in the out of, and a step of 1. Click calculate and you’ll see that Bob who got 29 out of 37 correct scored a 78%.
Another assignment also has 37 questions and again out of 100%, but this time students can get half credit. Bob’s neighbor Sue gets 33.5 total questions correct. By changing step from 1 to 0.5 you can see that Sue made a 91%.
This particular page started because I needed a way to quickly score ComputerScience AP-A tests.For those that don’t teach AP, free response on the CS-APA exams are out of 9 points and used to be scored in half point increments (it’s just full points now). And I wanted a way to quickly map those scorings out of 100%.
To use the AP scoring as an example; questions would be 9, out of would be 100, and step would be 0.5.
And if you're feeling retro, Amazon still sells the classic EZ-Graders.