The rating percentage is calculated using this formula:

**Total high rated entires/ Total rated entries**

Total high rated entries are all entries which received 4 star or 5 star rating. Therefore, for this ratio, 1 star, 2 star and 3 star ratings are treated equally. Just to illustrate that with an example, lets take two extreme scenarios:

**Scenario 1**. You submit 50 entries and receive 1 5 star rating, 9 4 star ratings, and 30 3 star ratings. (no 2 star and 1 star ratings)

**Scenario 2**. You submit 50 entries and receive 1 5 star rating, 9 4 star ratings, and 30 1 star ratings.

In the first case, your total number of rated entries is 40, and total number of high rated entries is 10 (9+1). Therefore, your high rating % is 25% (10/40)

In the second case, your total number of rated entries is still 40 (even though you received lot more 1 star ratings). Therefore, your high rating % is again 25% (10/40).

As you can see, getting a 1 star or 2 star or 3 star rating does not impact your high rating %. If you have a higher proportion of 4 star or 5 star entries (compared to total rated entries), your high rated % will go up.