How are Cognitive Skills scores translated into percentage grades?

Cognitive Skills scores make up 70% of a student’s grade in non-math courses, while Cognitive Skills scores make up 30% of a student’s grade in math courses. Keep in mind that Cognitive Skills scores are weighted based on how many times they are assessed in a course. For example, if a Cognitive Skill is assessed 3 times in a course across different Projects, then the score will count in a student’s grade 3 times. Only the highest score a student receives for each cognitive skill in a course will count in a student’s grade.

Students can receive a score between 1-8 on each Cognitive Skill, where 8 is considered pre-professional. The Cognitive Skills score is then mapped to a percentage grade based on this rubric, which is determined by grade level:

Grade Level

Cognitive Skills Score = 70%

Cognitive Skills Score = 85%

Cognitive Skills Score = 100%

3

0.5

1.5

2.5

4

1

2

3

5

1.5

2.5

3.5

6

2

3

4

7

2.5

3.5

4.5

8

3

4

5

9

3.5

4.5

5.5

10

4

5

6

11

4.5

5.5

6.5

12

5

6

7


Learn more about grades on the Summit Learning Platform.

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