# 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