Frequently Asked Questions













































Why Is My Percentage Going Down?

Dear Mr. Hall,

It's Patrick Nunez from your third period. I was wondering why my percentage is going down but my points for Quia and Typing Club are going up.



Hi Patrick,

I double-checked your grade and I couldn't find any mistake. You're doing very well in my class and you should be proud of yourself!

As for why your percentage is going down, it's because—even though you're meeting your weekly goals—you're doing less work than you did the first week (or weeks) of class.

Think of it like this:

So let's imagine that I assign 100 points every week.

As you can see from this example, even though you are exceeding your weekly goals every week, your overall percentage keeps dropping. In order to keep your original percentage of 200%, you'd have to earn twice as many points every week.

Here are some more things to keep in mind:

Here's another way to look at it:

In the end, it's all fair, because your grade is always a reflection of the total amount of work that you have done, compared to the total amount of work that the teacher has assigned.

I hope that answers your question!