# Scoring an open ended point system

#### Jasedh

##### New member
Hello all,
I am not really sure where this question goes. I am part of a promotional process and it has a very odd scoring system. You get points based on years of experience so the point system technically does not have a "max total points". How would you covert these scores to a 100 point system? Would the person with the highest points just set the bar (meaning their points would then be the "max points allowed"????

#### GuyvM

##### New member
Hello Jasedh ,there are so many possibilities to answer your problem it depends on you and how you wanna do it. ( No one can work for a company more than 60 years so you can take it as your maximum but also reward those who work 30+ so they'll get more points .. there's a lot of options / restrictions as you see so it's up to you ( Surely there's best way but I don't see it yet)

#### Dr.Peterson

##### Elite Member
Hello all,
I am not really sure where this question goes. I am part of a promotional process and it has a very odd scoring system. You get points based on years of experience so the point system technically does not have a "max total points". How would you covert these scores to a 100 point system? Would the person with the highest points just set the bar (meaning their points would then be the "max points allowed"????
You could use a function like this: $$\displaystyle S(Y) = 100\left(1-10^{-\frac{Y}{30}}\right)$$, where Y is the years of experience and S is the score. I designed this so that S(0) = 0, and S(30) = 90, so that 30 years gives you 90% of the score, but it keeps rising from there toward 100:

You could replace the 30 with another number if you prefer.