Is there an option to have each item in a category weighted the same, even if the points for each assignment are different amounts?

Here is my problem

Five quizzes each worth 20 points and a final worth 50 points. Exams are worth 50% of the grade and I want the lowest % one dropped. If the final is dropped then the gradebook gives the score out of 100. So a student who earned 16,0,7,7,12 has a score of 42/100 that goes into the final grade. If the students takes the final and gets 12/50 the computer will drop the final still since the % is lower 16+7+7+12+12=54/130=41.58%

What I want to have happen is that each exam carries the same weight, no matter how many points are assigned to each one so in the case above taking the final and getting 12 would raise the exam grade form 42% to 46.8%. Basically each exam is worth 10% of the final grade instead of all being lumped in to 50%

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Beth, if you want to weight assignments (or quizzes) equally within an assignment group, the only way to accomplish that is by equalizing the assignments' point values. And in your described use case, you want to drop the lowest score out of the five exams--i.e. apply a grading rule. To do this, you must reconfigure the points for each exam so that each is worth 100 points and place the five exams in an assignment group worth 50% with a "drop the lowest" grading rule. That will involve manipulating the points for the questions in each quiz so that they total 100. For what it's worth, I make a practice of always building my quizzes to be worth 100 points so that the scores mimic percentages; question groups are helpful in this regard.

It's possible that assigning overall point values to quizzes will be part of the major quiz refactor currently underway (The specified item was not found.), and you might want to add your feedback to the discussion.