Auxiliary Scores – Semester scores that are weighted against each semester average.
The area that starts at around cell N77, “Auxiliary Scores” is new in V Planner V3 and it is included in the High School V Planner. This area is designed to accept MAJOR semester scores. The scores entered are called major because the semester score will weigh against the entire semester average. Additionally, a year-end final exam score may be entered and weighted against the entire class grade average. The auxiliary scores are optional to use.
Reports– Auxiliary scores do not alter the averages that are displayed in the term grade calculators and for this reason auxiliary scores are not displayed on any “term report.” So, if you rely heavily on the term averages, then use the 2 special weighted boxes in the term grade calculators for major items instead of using Auxiliary scores. Auxiliary scores are factored into semester averages, the running score that is at the top of the s-sheets, and any other year-end total. Read more below at Auxiliary Scores and The Term Score Averages
Using Auxiliary Scores
Use #1: Entering Major Semester Score – any one, two, or all of the places, 1st, 2nd semesters, and Final Exam
You should know
that the semester scores entered here will weigh against all scores for that semester. You will decide the weight.
To enter a score at any of the places do the following:
- At Enter Weight: – enter the weight
- At Exam Score: – enter the exam score
- The new semester score is calculated and displayed
That’s all, the math will be done for you.
Use #2: Using Auxiliary Scores to enter the entire score for a semester
Let’s say that you’ve started a V Planner mid-year and you want the first semester scores to appear on the reports. If this is the case read on –
At 1st Semester, do the following
- At Enter Weight: – enter 100%
- At Exam Score: – enter the score for the semester
That’s all, the math will be done for you and the score will appear on the reports.
You can do something similar and enter grades for the entire class by repeating the process at the second semester. Keep in mind though if you have entered scores in the term grade calculators, entering 100% voids ALL of those scores.
Using Auxiliary Scores on the Divided S-Sheets
The split s-sheets are those that end with the numbers 7-10. Those particular s-sheets may be used for a full-year subject, or for two different subjects – one per semester, or only the first or only the second semester. Naturally this variable usage for the split s-sheets creates conditions in which one or more of the auxiliary score boxes should not be used.
As of V Planners V3.5, I have added statements that tell you when it is pointless to use one or more of the score boxes.
The messages that might appear on a divided s-sheet
- This S-Sheet is Split, so do not use the Year-End final exam option
- This S-Sheet is used only for the 2nd semester, so do not use the 1st Semester option.
- This S-Sheet is used only for the 1st semester, so do not use the 2nd Semester option.
Auxiliary Scores and The Term Score Averages
The Auxiliary Scores will not appear on ANY TERM # report that displays score and grade averages. The places where term score averages are displayed are the following.
- S-Sheets- Dynamic Term Average Record
- S-Sheets- Term Grade Calculators
- S-Sheets- Term Averager
- RC# – at the area that displays averages per TERM
At Auxiliary Scores, you will see this notice at all s-sheets (as of version 3.5)-
Warning! While these scores are averaged into semesters and year-end totals, these scores will not be included in any “Term Average”
If you rely heavily on the term averages, then use the 2 special weighted boxes in the term grade calculators
Despite the scores not appearing on the term averages, the scores are calculated into the semester scores and grades and the year-end score and grade.
Why Auxiliary Scores?
Auxiliary Scores were a part of High School V Planner BETA version so that a person using the high school planner could enter scores for a subject without having actually used the planner for the first 1-3 years of high school. In using Auxiliary Scores, the transcripts would be populated with the student’s scores, grades, and credits. I left the score boxes in the regular V Planner “just in case” someone needed something like this.