Exp19 Excel Ch03 ML2 Grades

Excel Chapter 3 Mid-Level 2 – Grades 


Project Description:

You are a teaching assistant for Dr. Elizabeth Croghan’s BUS 101 Introduction to Business class. You have maintained her gradebook all semester, entering three test scores for each student and calculating the final average. You created a section called Final Grade Distribution that contains calculations to identify the number of students who earned an A, B, C, D, or F. Dr. Croghan wants you to create a chart that shows the percentage of students who earn each letter grade. Therefore, you decide to create and format a pie chart. You will also create a bar chart to show a sample of the students’ test scores. Furthermore, Dr. Croghan wants to see if a correlation exists between attendance and students’ final grades; therefore, you will create a scatter chart depicting each student’s percentage of attendance with his or her respective final grade average.


Start Excel. Download   and open the file named Exp19_Excel_Ch03_ML2_Grades.xlsx.   Grader has automatically added your last name to the beginning of the   filename.



A pie chart is an   effective way to visually illustrate the percentage of the class that earned   A, B, C, D, and F grades.
  Use the Insert tab to create a pie chart from the Final Grade Distribution   data located below the student data in the range F35:G39 and move the pie   chart to its own sheet named Final Grade Distribution.


You should enter a   chart title to describe the purpose of the chart. You will customize the pie   chart to focus on particular slices.
  •Apply the Style 12 chart style.
  •Type BUS 101 Final Grades: Fall 2021 for the chart title.
  •Explode the A grade slice by 7%.
  •Change the F grade slice to Dark Red.
  •Remove the legend.


A best practice is to   add Alt Text for accessibility compliance.
  Add Alt Text: The pie chart shows percentage of students who earned   each letter grade. Most students earned B and C grades. (including the   period).


You want to add data   labels to indicate the category and percentage of the class that earned each   letter grade
  Add centered data labels. Select data label options to display Percentage and   Category Name in the Inside End position. Remove the Values data labels. 


Apply 20-pt size and   apply Black, Text 1 font color to the data labels.


You want to create a   bar chart to depict grades for a sample of the students in the class.
  Create a clustered bar chart using the ranges A5:D5 and A18:D23 in the Grades   worksheet. Move the bar chart to its own sheet named Sample   Student Scores 


Customize the bar   chart with these specifications: Style 5 chart style, legend on the right   side in 11 pt font size, and Light Gradient – Accent 2 fill color for the   plot area.



Type Sample   Student Test Scores for the chart title.


Displaying the exact   scores would help clarify the data in the chart.
  Add data labels in the Outside End position for all data series. Format the   Final Exam data series with Blue-Gray, Text 2 fill color.



Select the category   axis and display the categories in reverse order in the Format Axis task pane   so that O’Hair is listed at the top   and Sager is listed at the bottom   of the bar chart.
  Add Alt Text: The chart shows test scores for six students in the   middle of the list. (including the period).


You want to create a   scatter chart to see if the combination of attendance and final averages are   related.
  Display the Grades worksheet. Select the range E5:F31 and create a scatter   chart. Cut the chart and paste it in cell A42. Set a height of 5.5″ and a width of 5.96″.


Add Alt Text: The   scatter chart shows the relationship of each student’s final grade and his or   her attendance record. (including the period).


Titles will help   people understand what is being plotted in the horizontal and vertical axes,   as well as the overall chart purpose.
  Make sure the scatter chart is selected. Type Final Average-Attendance   Relationship as the chart title, type Percentage of Attendance as the primary   horizontal axis title, and type Student Final Averages as the primary   vertical axis title.


To distinguish the   points better, you can start the plotting at 40 rather than 0.
  Make sure the scatter chart is selected. Apply these settings to the vertical   axis of the scatter chart: 40 minimum bound, 100   maximum   bound, 10 major units, and a number format with zero decimal   places.


Make sure the scatter   chart is selected. Apply these settings to the horizontal axis: 40   minimum   bound, 100 maximum bound, automatic units.



Adding a fill to the   plot area will add a touch of color to the chart.
  Make sure the scatter chart is selected. Add the Parchment texture fill to   the plot area.


You want to insert a   trendline to determine trends.
  Make sure the scatter chart is selected and insert a linear trendline.


You want to add   sparklines to detect trends for each student.
  Select the range B6:D31 on the Grades sheet, create a column Sparkline, and   type H6:H31 in the Location Range box. Display the Low Point.   Set the Vertical Axis Minimum and Maximum Values to be the same for all   Sparklines.


To make the   Sparklines more effective and easier to read, you will increase the row   height.
  Change the row height to 22 for rows 6 through 31.


Insert a footer with Exploring   Series   on the left, the sheet name code in the center, and the file name code on the   right on all the sheets. Group the two chart sheets together to insert the   footer. Then insert the footer on the Grades sheet. Change to Normal view


Save and close Exp19_Excel_Ch03_ML2_Grades.xlsx. Exit   Excel. Submit the file as directed.

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