A Grade Calculator is a handy tool that enables students to determine their final grades in a course based on their individual assignment or exam scores. By inputting the weightage or percentage of each assignment or exam, along with the corresponding scores, the Grade Calculator provides an accurate calculation of the final grade.

 Assignment(optional) Grade (letter) Grade (%) Weight (%) -- A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F -- A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F -- A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F -- A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F -- A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F -- A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F -- A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F -- A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F Total:
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The calculators above use the following letter grades and their typical corresponding numerical equivalents based on grade points.

 Letter Grade GPA Percentage A+ 4.3 97-100% A 4 93-96% A- 3.7 90-92% B+ 3.3 87-89% B 3 83-86% B- 2.7 80-82% C+ 2.3 77-79% C 2 73-76% C- 1.7 70-72% D+ 1.3 67-69% D 1 63-66% D- 0.7 60-62% F 0 0-59%

### Brief history of different grading systems

In 1785, students at Yale were ranked based on "optimi" being the highest rank, followed by second optimi, inferiore (lower), and pejores (worse). At William and Mary, students were ranked as either No. 1, or No. 2, where No. 1 represented students that were first in their class, while No. 2 represented those who were "orderly, correct and attentive." Meanwhile at Harvard, students were graded based on a numerical system from 1-200 (except for math and philosophy where 1-100 was used). Later, shortly after 1883, Harvard used a system of "Classes" where students were either Class I, II, III, IV, or V, with V representing a failing grade. All of these examples show the subjective, arbitrary, and inconsistent nature with which different institutions graded their students, demonstrating the need for a more standardized, albeit equally arbitrary grading system.

### An alternative to the letter grading system

Letter grades provide an easy means to generalize a student's performance. They can be more effective than qualitative evaluations in situations where "right" or "wrong" answers can be easily quantified, such as an algebra exam, but alone may not provide a student with enough feedback in regards to an assessment like a written paper (which is much more subjective).

### Grade Calculator Example

Let's assume the grading scale is as follows:

• A: 90-100
• B: 80-89
• C: 70-79
• D: 60-69
• F: Below 60

Let's say you have the following scores in different assignments and exams:

• Midterm Exam: 85
• Final Exam: 92
• Homework Average: 88
• Project: 95
• Participation: 90

1. Determine the weight or percentage of each component in the final grade. For example:
• Midterm Exam: 30%
• Final Exam: 40%
• Homework Average: 10%
• Project: 10%
• Participation: 10%
1. Calculate your weighted scores for each component:
• Midterm Exam weighted score: 85 * 0.3 = 25.5
• Final Exam weighted score: 92 * 0.4 = 36.8
• Homework Average weighted score: 88 * 0.1 = 8.8
• Project weighted score: 95 * 0.1 = 9.5
• Participation weighted score: 90 * 0.1 = 9.0
1. Add up all the weighted scores: 25.5 + 36.8 + 8.8 + 9.5 + 9.0 = 89.6

2. Based on the grading scale, determine the corresponding letter grade:

• Since 89.6 falls between 80-89, the letter grade would be a B.

Therefore, based on the given example, your overall grade would be a B.