Woolf University’s grading standards provides a structured, accurate, and transparent assessment of student performance across assignments and courses. By utilising a dynamic system of grade weights that calculate running and final averages, Woolf ensures that student progress is tracked throughout the course and final outcomes are clearly determined. This approach helps colleges maintain compliance with Woolf’s accreditation standards, ensuring a transparent and comprehensive view of academic performance across courses and degree programs.
Grade Weights
A grade weight system consists of one or more individual grade weights that are configured to be assigned to different assignments in a course. Each grade weight within the system represents a specific percentage that contributes to the overall final course grade. The grade weights ensure that various assessments  such as quizzes, essays, or exams, have appropriate contributions to the final grade, depending on their importance or complexity. This setup allows for a balanced and structured evaluation, reflecting the significance of each assignment in the overall grading framework.
Averages
In Woolf's grading system, average calculations are pivotal for evaluating student performance. Woolf provides two primary average calculations: the Running Average and the Final Average. These calculations offer realtime insights into each student's progress and determine their final grade upon course completion. Understanding these methods is crucial for accurately assessing academic standing.
Running Average
The Running Average is a dynamic reflection of the student's performance as they complete assignments and assessments during a course. It updates in realtime based on the scores received, showing ongoing academic progress. See, Woolf Scoring Criteria for more details.
Here are some key points for running average calculation:
 Active Assignments: The running average includes only assignments that have been completed and for which scores have been provided. Any assignments that a student has not yet completed or are awaiting scores are excluded from the running average calculation.
 Weighted Mean: Each assignment is associated with a specific grade weight. AMS calculates the average of all the scores a student has received for assignments mapped to each weight and multiplies the result by the respective grade weight percentage.

TwoStep Process:
 Calculate the weighted mean for each grade weight in the system: For each grade weight category, AMS determines the average of all applicable scores and multiplies it by the corresponding weight.
 Sum the weighted means and divide by the total weight (typically 100) to obtain the running average.
In this case, let's assume that the course has a grade weight system with three different grade weights: W_{1}, W_{2}, and W_{3}. The student has received various scores for assignments mapped to each weight category:
 W_{1} is applied to the scores: S_{1}, S_{2}, and S_{3}
 W_{2} is applied to the score: S_{4}
 W_{3} is applied to the scores: S_{5} and S_{6}
The formula to calculate the running average for the course would be a weighted mean of all the scores across these grade weights, as shown below:
Running Average = ( (S_{1} + S_{2} + S_{3}) / 3 * W_{1} + (S_{4} * W_{2}) + ( (S_{5} + S_{6}) / 2 * W_{3} ) ) / (W_{1} + W_{2} + W_{3})
This formula calculates the running average by:
 Averaging the scores under each weight.
 Multiplying the average score by its respective grade weight %.
 Summing the results and dividing by the total weight (typically 100)to get the running average
Final Average
The Final Average represents the student's definitive grade at the end of a course, determining whether they pass or fail based on their overall performance across all assignments and assessments. Unlike the running average, which dynamically updates with each completed assignment, the final average accounts for all assignments, even those not completed, assigning a score of zero to unsubmitted tasks. This provides a comprehensive view of a student's entire performance in the course.
Here are some key points for final average calculation:

Includes All Assignments: The final average calculation includes every assignment in the course, regardless of whether the student has completed them. Any uncompleted or unsubmitted assignments are given a score of zero.

Weighted Mean: Like the running average, the final average is based on weighted means. For each grade weight in the system, the average of all relevant scores is calculated and multiplied by the assigned weight.

Zeroes for Missing Assignments: If a student has not completed all required assignments for a given weight, the missing ones are counted as zero. This differs from the running average, which excludes incomplete assignments.

TwoStep Process:
 Calculate the weighted mean for each grade weight in the system: For each grade weight category, AMS determines the average of all applicable scores and multiplies it by the corresponding weight.
 Sum the weighted means and divide by the total weight (typically 100) to obtain the running average.
In this case, let's assume that the course has a grade weight system with three different grade weights: W_{1}, W_{2}, and W_{3}. The student has received various scores for assignments mapped to each weight category, but some assignments are missing:
 W_{1} is applied to the scores: S_{1,} S_{2 }and S_{3}. However, S_{3} still remaining pending.
 W_{2} is applied to the score: S_{4}
 W_{3} is applied to the scores: S_{5} and S_{6}
The formula to calculate the running average for the course would be a weighted mean of all the scores across these grade weights, as shown below:
Final Average = ((S_{1} + S_{2} + 0) / 3 × W_{1}) + (S_{4} × W_{2}) + ((S_{5} + S_{6}) / 2 × W_{3}) / (W_{1} + W_{2} + W_{3})
This formula calculates the running average by:
 Including zeros for any missing assignments under each weight.
 Averaging the scores under each weight.
 Multiplying the average by the respective weight.
 Summing the results and dividing by the total weight (typically 100) to get the final average.
Cumulative GPA (CGPA)
The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is an additional measure used to calculate the overall academic performance of a student across multiple courses at a degree level. It differs from the percentagebased averages used for individual courses.
Here's why:
 Weighted by Course Credits: Both the final average (as a percentage) and the CGPA (on a 4.0 scale) are weighted by the number of credits for each course.
 Different Scaling: The GPA is calculated based on international conventions, and the conversion from a percentage final average to a GPA score may not be linear.
While the final average represents a percentage, the CGPA provides an overall GPA score.
Understanding these nuances helps colleges ensure fair grading practices while maintaining compliance with Woolf's accreditation standards. See, International Mark Classification for more details.
Related Links
 How to Configure a Grade Weight System?
 How to Set Up Your Course in AMS