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mts
Dr. Robot KingRegistered User regular

So for my grade book I have it automatically use the best of three exams.i don't recall exact formula but it basically takes the highest three point values and then divides by my summed total points value. This works when I make all the tests the same value which I stupidly did not. Is there a way to somehow link that total point value to the best of statement. Like if it uses it in the best of then use a cell for a sum? I can probably just calculate it slightly different and do it based on %of grade (since that is the same) but that would require more effort I think

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This looks at the three largest values of the students' score divided by the total value to get the grade from each exam. It then sums up those three highest grades and divides by 3 to get the average score. This is assuming that despite total point values being different, each exam is weighted to make up 33.33% of the students' final grade (with the two lowest scores for each student in my example being dropped).

basically

instead of this using point values of the tests and this

=((SUM(LARGE(BH3:BK3,{1,2,3}))))

I calculated each test as an average rather than a point value, then used

=((AVERAGE(LARGE(BH3:BK3,{1,2,3}))))

This actually saves me a column since essentially I was calculating the average based on total pts of the exams anyways.