HOW TO RANK AND GRADE STUDENT MARKS WITH EXCEL OR GOOGLE SHEETS. SIMPLE FORMULAE AND FUNCTIONS
Ranking and grading student marks can sometimes be a tedious and confusing work given the formulae and functions involved. In this this manual, we will illustrate to you how to achieve this.
Consider the Mathematics grading system below:
Mathematics Grading System
BASIC FUNCTIONS AND FORMULA IN EXCEL/SHEETS USED FOR GRADING
USING THE 'NESTED IF' FORMULA
Consider the Excel sheet below
To grade the average column, we will put this nested if formula in cell G2 and copy it downwards
using the formula above, we get this result
Sometimes, the above function may give wrong grades due to rounding errors.
In rounding errors for example, a number such as 29.5 may be rounded off to 30 by the computer as instructed by the user. The user will see 30 but the computer will see 29.5 hence giving grades contrary to the users expectation. When such a challenge happens, use this formula.
Note: the formula references values in cell f3
try it yourself
Using the ranking formula
Paste this ranking formula in cell H2
here is the outcome
To arrange students according to their performance, use the sort command on average column
I hope that you got the answers you were seeking. just incase you have any question in this excel topic, feel free to ask it in the comment section below.
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