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Calculated grade items display users' cumulative achievement across multiple grade items and grade item categories. When using a weighted grading system, Milestone Grade Calculation uses the maximum cumulative weight or points of the completed grade items as the denominator to determine a calculated grade item's score.

A calculated grade item with Milestone Grade Calculation is a good method for providing a course interim grade calculation, and for analyzing how specific grade items contribute to an overall score.

## Examples of Milestone Grade Calculation

Example 1

• Score 18/20

(18/20)
= 0.9
0.9 * 20 = 18

(Sum of achieved weight for Grade Items A, B, C, and Category 1) / (Sum of graded items' max possible weight):

(18 + 8 + 20) / (20 + 20 + 20)

= 46/60 (76.66%)

• Score 8/20

(8/20)
= 0.4
0.4 * 20 = 8

Category 1 (Weight 40):

• Weight 50% (20/40, 0.5)
• Score 10/10
• Weight 50% (20/40, 0.5)

Category 1 achieved weight:

0.5*(10/10)
= 0.5
0.5 * 40 = 20

Example 2
A calculated grade item in a Weighted grading system with individual grade items and a weighted category. The Grade Calculations setting for ungraded items is set to Treat ungraded items as 0. This example is similar to Example 1 except it contains two grade items treated as 0.

• Score 18/20

(18/20)
= 0.9
0.9 * 20 = 18

(Sum of achieved weight for Grade Items A, B, C, and Category 1) / (Sum of graded items' max possible weight):

(18 + 8 + 20) / (20 + 20 + 20 + 40)

= 46/100 (46%)

• Score 8/20

(8/20)
= 0.4
0.4 * 20 = 8

• Score 0/20

Category 1 (Weight 40):

• Weight 50% (20/40, 0.5)
• Score 10/10
• Weight 50% (20/40, 0.5)
• Score 0/10

Category 1 achieved weight:

0.5*(10/10)
= 0.5
0.5 * 40 = 20

Example 3

Category 1 (Weight 40):

• Weight 50% (20/40, 0.5)
• Score 20/20
• Weight 50% (20/40, 0.5)
• Score 8/20

Category 1 achieved weight:

0.5*(20/20 + 8/20)
= 0.7
0.7 * 40 = 28

(Sum of achieved weight for Category 1 and Category 2) / (Sum of graded items' max possible weight):

(28 + 33.6) / (20 + 20 + +24 + 24 + 12)

= 61.6/76 (81.05%)

Category 2 (Weight 60):

• Weight 40% (24/60, 0.4)
• Score 10/10
• Weight 40% (24/60, 0.4)
• Weight 20% (12/60, 0.2)
• Score 8/10

Category 2 achieved weight:

0.4*(10/10) + 0.2*(8/10)
= 0.56
0.56 * 60 = 33.6

Example 4
A calculated grade item in a Weighted grading system with weighted categories. The Grade Calculations setting for ungraded items is set to Treat ungraded items as 0. This example is similar to Example 3, except it contains one grade item treated as 0.

Category 1 (Weight 40):

• Weight 50% (20/40, 0.5)
• Score 20/20
• Weight 50% (20/40, 0.5)
• Score 8/20

Category 1 achieved weight:

0.5*(20/20 + 8/20)
= 0.7
0.7 * 40 = 28

(Sum of achieved weight for Category 1 and Category 2) / (Sum of graded items' max possible weight):

(28 + 33.6) / (40 + 60)

= 61.6/100 (61.6%)

Category 2 (Weight 60):

• Weight 40% (24/60, 0.4)
• Score 10/10
• Weight 40% (24/60, 0.4)
• Score 0/10
• Weight 20% (12/60, 0.2)
• Score 8/10

Category 2 achieved weight:

0.4*(10/10) + 0.2*(8/10)
= 0.56
0.56 * 60 = 33.6