If a student is exempt from the Final Exam leave the two astericks in the cell and the exam will not be calcualated into their Final Grade
Teacher: Ok, my grades are in
IT Guy: Congratulations
Teacher: I think I did them all right
IT Guy: You are so kind
Teacher: Is it OK that I put an X in the Final Exam column for exempt students?
IT Guy: No, you are suppose to leave the astericks. Did you see the directions?
Teacher: Yeah. But I like the X’s
IT Guy: Are you serious?
Teacher: Why can’t I put an X?
IT Guy: I have no idea, that is how the software was made. Why does it matter?
Teacher: I like X. It means exempt.
IT Guy: Actually it means the kid got an X on his Final Exam. Additionally, why does X mean exempt? Why not EX?
Teacher: X is faster.
IT Guy: It sure is. You are genius!
Teacher: So should I change it back? Or should we just see it works?
IT Guy: Unless you want to explain to the parents why their Final Grades are algebraic expressions please follow the directions without editing them for efficiency and/or stupidity.