In TeacherEase, instructors have three options for giving students extra credit. Extra credit can only be awarded when using traditional grading, not standards-based grading.

## Extra Points on an Assignment

Assignments with extra credit, such as a test with extra credit questions, can reward students with higher scores than the assignment is worth. Teachers can give students extra credit on assignments by adding the extra points directly to the regularly earned points, even if the extra credit will push them over 100% (e.g. 15 points on a 10-point assignment, 150% on an assignment graded by percentage).

## Extra Credit Assignments

To directly increase a student’s overall class grade instead of adding points to a single assignment, the teacher can create an **extra credit assignment**. Click here for steps on how to create assignments. When selecting the **Grading** mode, teachers have two options for extra credit assignments.

### Extra Credit (add points to running total)

The first type of extra credit will affect the student’s total Points Scored in the grading period. Their total points scored will be increased by the number of points given on this extra credit. Their total Points Possible will remain the same.

For example, a student has 90 Points Scored out of 100 Points Possible in the class. The student scores 5 points on an extra credit assignment. The student’s new Points Scored in the class will be 95, while the total Points Possible will remain 100.

### Extra Credit (add percentage points to the final average)

The second type of extra credit is available if the grading scale mode is percentage. It will affect the student’s final average total percentage. The student’s final average percent increases by the number of percentage points scored.

For example, a student has a 90% final average in the class and earns 4% on an extra credit assignment. The student’s new final average will be 94%.