PLTW Class Grading Procedures
Student performance in all the PLTW classes that I teach will be calculated using a “Total
Points” system. These classes include, IED, DE, POE, and AE.
It is really very simple. I will allocate a total number of points for each assignment depending
upon the challenge and length of the particular assignment. Students will receive a numeric
grade that tells them how many points they earned out of the total possible number of points
allocated for each assignment.
If you see a point value of 11, it means that the student earned 11 points out of whatever I
have decided that particular assignment was worth. Let’s say 15 points. If you want to
calculate that individual grade as a percentage, you can divide 11/15 and multiply by 100. The
resulting grade would be 73%.
However, you DO NOT NEED TO DO THIS FOR EACH ASSIGNMENT. The ongoing 6 weeks
average grade is automatically translated into a percent value in the TEAMS system.
You simply need to be aware that if you see a point value on a particular assignment of, for
example, 30, that does not mean the student received a grade of 30%. You need to refer to
the total possible point value indicated for that particular assignment and, if you wish,
calculate the percentage from the points received.
I hope this clarifies the system. If you still have questions, please contact me and I will be glad
to explain further.
Thank you for your interest and support!
Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
Introduction to Engineering Design / Digital Electronics / Principles of Engineering / Aerospace Engineering
Bowie High School