NOTE: In reporting the averages from the tests we drop the lowest scores. This is because the lowest of the four tests will be dropped; i.e. 1/4th (or 25.0%) of all test scores will be dropped. In comparing your average with the class average you need to compare with an average which is representative of the final average. Dropping the lowest scores before reporting the average is one way of ESTIMATING the effect of the final drops. These posted test averages are not used in any way in computing the final overall class average. GBA 1st test 50 students took test 1 Multiple Choice 41 students earned 7.0 or more points for those 41 the average was 10.78/15 or 71.9% Test 1 MC scores 2nd test 46 students took test 2 Multiple Choice 36 students earned 4.0 or more points for those 36 the average was 7.67/15 or 51.1% Test 2 MC scores 3rd test 43 students took test 3 Multiple Choice 32 students earned 6.0 or more points for those 32 the average was 9.52/15 or 63.4% Test 3 MC scores 4th test 40 students took test 4 Multiple Choice 31 students earned 5.0 or more points for those 31 the average was 8.47/15 or 56.5% Test 4 MC scores FINAL EXAM Average For the 41 students who took the final and had also earned 850 or more HW points, the final exam average is 24.56 out of 40, or 61.4%. Final Exam scores FINAL AVERAGE 40 students took 3 of the 4 MC tests, plus the final exam, had non-zero TP scores, and had more than 850 MP HW points. For those 40 here are the averages: % points HW 82.91 8.29 Exercises 98.06 2.94 Quiz 58.77 8.82 CW 83.40 4.17 RQ 71.86 3.59 test 60.84 27.38 exam 61.94 10.53 _________________________________ overall 65.7 ← final average The details of the final grade scale were primarily determined by the presence of gaps in the grade distribution. Here is that final grade scale. below 35.0 E 35.0 - 47.0 D 47.0 - 62.5 C (above 57.7 is C+) 62.5 - 76.1 B (below 67.5 is B-, no B+'s this year) above 76.1 A (below 80.2 is A-, above 91.5 is A+) Letter grades were assigned strictly according to this scale. The lowest D is 35.5; the highest D is 42.4, the lowest C is 49.9; the highest C is 61.3, the lowest B is 62.6; the highest B is 70.4, and the lowest A is 76.1. The smallest gap between levels is 1.3 points between C to B. You may also like to look at the Spring 2016 Class Averages.