I am running Moodle 3.4. Our school also uses a separate grading software called eSchool Data that some teachers use.
I drop the lowest quiz grade. I also keep a gradebook on points-based system. I am running into this issue. For example, let's imagine a student has the following quiz grades:
Grade Item Points Percent
Quiz 1 10/15 66.6%
Quiz 2 6/10 60.0%
In Moodle, the only way (at least that I know of) to drop the lowest quiz grade is to use "Simple Weighted Mean of Grades." When I do this, Moodle Drops Quiz 2 with a 60% because it is the lowest percent.
In our other software (eSchoolData), dropping the lowest grade drops Quiz 1 because it is the lowest points, or most points lost (Quiz 1 loses 5 points, Quiz 2 loses 4 points). The student makes out better this way when adding up points earned and dividing by points possible.
Is there a way, or what is the correct setting, so that Moodle drops the grade that loses the most possible earned points? This is frustrating because when I export the CSV to our online credit system, the dropped grades in moodle do not match the dropped grades in eSchoolData's online credit system.
If there is a setting in gradebook that allows this, please share. If this needs to be added as a suggestion, please let me know and I will send it over for a later release. Thank you!