## How will extra credit affect my grade calculator?

An extra credit assignment will not negatively impact a student’s cumulative grade. The calculation of extra into the cumulative grade is often misunderstood as teachers think of adding the extra credits points directly onto the cumulative grade; the grade book does NOT work this way.

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## How much is 10 extra credit points?

One category is designated as extra credit. Three items worth 10 points each are assigned to the category. In this scenario, a student who earns a perfect score for all gradebook items, including 10/10 points for all three items in the extra credit category, will receive 130/100 points possible, or 130%.

**How do you calculate extra credit for grades?**

Extra Credit (add percentage points to the final average) The student’s final average percent increases by the number of percentage points scored. For example, a student has a 90% final average in the class and earns 4% on an extra credit assignment. The student’s new final average will be 94%.

### How do you get extra credit on Brightspace?

Create an Extra Credit assignment (Bonus item)

- Go to Course Admin -> Grades -> Manage Grades.
- Go to the Grade Item you are working with and select Edit Grade Item.
- In the edit screen, scroll down to the Grading section and check the box labelled “Bonus”. Click Save and Close.

### Should I do extra credit?

If you give students too many extra credit opportunities, it may create an imbalance in grading, which could enable a student to pass a course even if he/she has not met all of the necessary learning standards. When given as a “completion” grade, extra credit can unfairly skew a student’s overall course grade.

**How is extra credit weighted?**

Number of points/100 * Extra Credit If assigning many columns to categories to be weighted, take the average points of the columns and multiply that value by the weight. If there is only 1 column in a category multiply it by the percentage.

#### How much weight is extra credit?

Create an extra credit group whose weight as a percentage is equal to the maximum amount of points anyone could get. Then each point counts a full percentage. If there were 30 possible extra credit points, then make the extra credit group worth 30%.

#### How is bonus marks calculated?

To make a Bonus item in weighted grades act like extra credit points, weight the item relative to the total points. For example, if a Bonus item is worth 10 points and there are 500 points in the category (not including bonus pts), then weight the item at 10/500 = 0.02 or 2%.

**How many points is extra credit worth?**

An extra credit category is worth 5% of the course grade. A student who completes all work in the extra credit category could potentially earn 105% for their course grade.

## What is a bonus multiplier?

Bonus Multiplier means the quotient obtained by dividing the number of full months that the Executive is employed by the Company or an Affiliate in the year of a Covered Termination by twelve (12).