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## Using Excel as a gradebook with ability to drop lowest grade

#1
August 12th 05, 12:12 PM
 Teacher external usenet poster Posts: n/a

I use Excel as my gradebook using separate worksheets for subcategory. In the
test worksheet, I would like to be able to, for each student, drop the lowest
test grade. This may be a different test for each student.
#2
August 12th 05, 12:59 PM
 StinkeyPete external usenet poster Posts: n/a

Try this:

=(SUM(B2:F2)-(MIN(B2:F2)))/(COUNT(B2:F2)-1)

This will drop the lowest grade and give you the average grade after the
lowest grade is dropped. This assumes that you have five grades entered in
columns B through F.

Hope this helps.

"Teacher" wrote:

> I use Excel as my gradebook using separate worksheets for subcategory. In the
> test worksheet, I would like to be able to, for each student, drop the lowest
> test grade. This may be a different test for each student.

#3
August 12th 05, 01:35 PM
 Domenic external usenet poster Posts: n/a

Assuming that B2:F2 contains the test grades (5 for this example),
here's another way...

=AVERAGE(LARGE(B2:F2,{1,2,3,4}))

Hope this helps!

In article >,
"Teacher" > wrote:

> I use Excel as my gradebook using separate worksheets for subcategory. In the
> test worksheet, I would like to be able to, for each student, drop the lowest
> test grade. This may be a different test for each student.

#4
August 17th 05, 11:38 AM
 Teacher external usenet poster Posts: n/a

Thanks so much, Domenic and Pete! I'll try those!!!

"Domenic" wrote:

> Assuming that B2:F2 contains the test grades (5 for this example),
> here's another way...
>
> =AVERAGE(LARGE(B2:F2,{1,2,3,4}))
>
> Hope this helps!
>
> In article >,
> "Teacher" > wrote:
>
> > I use Excel as my gradebook using separate worksheets for subcategory. In the
> > test worksheet, I would like to be able to, for each student, drop the lowest
> > test grade. This may be a different test for each student.

>

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