GPAs are extremely important for student records, especially when it comes time for students to apply to college and other post-secondary programs. The Report Cards module gives you the flexibility to calculate GPAs based on all report card columns or individual columns within a report card.
- In Report Cards, click Stat Reps.
- Click 2. Grade point averages, and click Next.
- Click 4. Update/un-update GPA's/credits, and click Next.
- Click 1. Update GPA's & credits, and click Next.
Click next to the Update Based On Which Columns box, click a column to base your GPA calculation on, and click Select.
Click ALL CREDIT COLUMNS to calculate GPA based on students' final grades. Also, if you choose this option, skip step 8.
Click next to the Which Years box, click CURRENT YEAR: YEAR 0, and click Select.
Click Summary Report next to the Report Detail specification.
Click Detailed Report to generate an outline of how the GPA was calculated for each student. This is only recommended for individual students.
For each course type in specifications 4–7, enter the desired weight to calculate GPAs based on an individual column.
The most common weight entries for semester GPAs are 50% for full-year courses and 100% for all other courses.
Optional: Click Yes for the Third Quarter Update specification if you need to calculate cumulative GPAs as of the third quarter (assuming that you're calculating GPAs in the middle of the year and the end of the year).
- Click Done.
- Click a grade from the Grade number drop-down list, and click Next.
- Click All students, and click Next.