How do I view grade statistics in Gradebook2?

Instructors can view the general grade statistics for a class.

  • Mean: The average of all course grades
  • Standard Deviation: The amount of variation or dispersion from the average. A low standard deviation indicates that the data points tend to be very close to the mean; a high standard deviation indicates that the data points are spread out over a large range of values.
  • Median: The middle grade (an many above as below)
  • Mode: The data value that appears the most in the set. Because no value may appear more often than any other, it is possible for a set to have no mode.

Note: Only students who have received grades are included in the calculation. Students whose work has not yet been graded are ignored.

Go to Gradeboook2.

Select Gradebook2 from the Tool Menu in your site.

Click View > Statistics.

This displays the Statistics dialog panel.


To view a Graph of the grade distribution, click on the item name.