This is the basic information. Total points possible for my 1st Term classes is 100 as follows:

Attendance 60 points - there are 12 classes in the semester.

Homework 20 points - there are 12 homework assignments in the semester

Test 20 points - there will be just one test given during the semester.

So, for each class (12) attended the student will recieve 60/12 or 5 points.

For each homework assignment (12) handed in the student will recieve 20/12 or 1.7 points

There will be only one test given during the semester and it will have 100

questions. So for each correct answer on the test the student will receive

20/100 or .2 points.

I would like to have the following column headings:

Attendance Points

Homework Points

Test Points

Total Points

Grade

The grade should be calculated as follows:

S = 100 - 90 points

A = 89 - 80 points

b = 79 - 70 points

c = 69 - 60 points

d = 59 - 0

I would greatly appreciate any help you could give me in designing this kind of spreadsheet. I have tried several times but have failed to create anything other than a big mess of unintelligible jibber jabber.

Edit: I forgot to mention that when the students attend class they are marked with an "0" and when they are absent they are marked with an "X"

When they hand in homework they are marked with an "F" for full credit which means it was handed in one time. The late homework is marked with an"H" which stands for half credit. Full credit would be 1.7 points and half credit would be 0.85 points. I also forgot to say that I need to have the column next to the student name a column entitled "Student ID". Also, I forgot to tell you somethng important. On the attendance part of the spreadsheet I need to be aboe to mark an "L" for late in addition ot the X and the 0. I need to be able to track how many X's or 0's or L's the student has for the 12 classes in the semester. Additionally, I need to be able to show the students by dates (for 12 classes in the semester) when they were X or 0 or L...so I need to be able to input 12 dates into the spreadsheet. Is that just far to complicated??? I sorry to be asking you for more of you time so if you don't have the time that is OK. I am a 65 year old teacher trying to learn Excel to use in my classes and I am having great difficulty understanding how to create formulas for Excel.

Thanks for you time......djnoyes

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