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Dropping the lowest grade results in worse score for student

Question asked by Cindy Erickson on May 24, 2019
Latest reply on May 24, 2019 by James Jones


I created a Rule to drop the three lowest assignments in a Group.  But I noticed when adding a high score (24/24 points) to a student's grade, her overall average went down.  When I checked, Canvas had dropped the 24/24 assignment when it should have dropped a smaller-point assignment with the same percentage ( 5/5, or 100% -- this student rarely misses any points!).  For this A+ student it doesn't make a huge difference, but for other students I fear it DOES make a difference.


Any idea why Canvas is dropping the wrong low score?


Cindy Erickson

Cosumnes River College

Sacramento, CA