Bonus Grades is one of two methods to award additional scores for calculation of the student average. Bonus Grades allows for additional grades to be awarded to a student. The other method is Allow Extra Grade, which allows the teacher to enter a grade greater than the 'Out of' value of the Task.
In a Weighted Percentage Category
If your class has a Bonus Grade in a Weighted Percentage Category, the bonus percentage is added into the Category average:
Step 1: Calculate the percentage of each Task. Task 1 = 50%; Task 2 = 37.5%. Do not include the Bonus Task.
Step 2: Add the total percentages together and divide by the number of scores. Do not include the Bonus Task
50+37.5 = 87.5 / 2 = 43.75%
Step 3: Add in the Bonus score of 8/100 = 8%. (43.75 + 8 = 51.75) 51.75 % or rounded to 52%
In a Total Points Category
If your class has a Bonus Grade in a Total Point Category, the bonus grade is added to the raw score and ignores the "Out of" value of the Bonus Grade:
Step 1: Add the total raw scores. 10+15=25. Do not include the Bonus Task
Step 2: Add the total possible scores. 20+40=60. Do not include the Bonus Task
Step 3: Calculate the percentage. 25/60=41.67% Without the Bonus Grade, the average would be 42%
Step 4: Add in the bonus score of 8/100. 25+8=33/60=55%
In a Category by itself
If a Bonus Grade is in a Category by itself, we ignore the entire Category -- including the bonus grade.