Comparison of different ways of computing grades in continuous assessment into the final grade




marks, grade, student performance, higher education, summative assessment, classroom learning


We present the results of comparing various ways of calculating students' final grades from continuous assessment grades. Traditionally the weighted arithmetic mean has been used and we compare this method with other alternatives: arithmetic mean, geometric mean, harmonic mean and multiplication of the percentage of overcoming of each activity. Our objective is to verify, if any of the alternative methods, agree with the student’s performance proposed by the teacher of the subject, further discriminating the grade between high and low learning outcomes and reducing the number of approved opportunists.


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Juan A. Marin-Garcia, Universitat Politècnica de València

ROGLE - Departamento de Organización de Empresas

ResearcherID A-4069-2011

Scopus Author ID 14024595300

Julien Maheut, Universitat Politècnica de València

ROGLE - Departamento de Organización de Empresas

Julio J. Garcia-Sabater, Universitat Politècnica de València

ROGLE - Departamento de Organización de Empresas


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Marin-Garcia, J. A., Maheut, J., & Garcia-Sabater, J. J. (2017). Comparison of different ways of computing grades in continuous assessment into the final grade. WPOM-Working Papers on Operations Management, 8, 1–12.




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