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Weighed Grades and Drop Lowest

Question asked by Eileen Corelli on Dec 2, 2019
Latest reply on Dec 4, 2019 by James Jones

I have read some Canvas threads on “Weighted Grades” and am still confused.  I have an an assignment group, Exams, that is set to a weight of 50% and has a rule “Drop lowest 1.”  As an example, assume there were 3 exams. Each exam has a different ‘total points.  A student got 10/15 pts on Exam 1, 15/25 on Exam 2, and 5/10 on Exam 3.  What exactly is the algorithm for Canvas to (1) determine which grade is dropped and (2) calculate the students weighted grade for Exams?