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 64 students took test 1 Multiple Choice 47 students earned 5.0 or more points for those 47 the average was 7.62/12 or 63.5% Test 1 MC scores 2nd test 62 students took test 2 Multiple Choice 49 students earned 4.0 or more points for those 49 the average was 7.00/12 or 58.3% Test 2 MC scores 3rd test 58 students took test 3 Multiple Choice 45 students earned 4.0 or more points for those 45 the average was 6.64/12 or 55.3% Test 3 MC scores 4th test 55 students took test 4 Multiple Choice 39 students earned 3.5 or more points for those 39 the average was 6.56/12 or 54.7% Test 4 MC scores FINAL EXAM Average For the 57 students who took the final and had also earned 850 or more HW points, the final exam average is 22.60 out of 40, or 56.5%. Final Exam scores FINAL AVERAGE 57 students took 3 of the 4 MC tests, plus the final exam, and had more than 850 MP HW points. For those 57 here are the averages: % points HW 84.38 8.44 Exercises 97.66 3.91 Quiz 63.76 9.56 CW 90.67 5.44 RQ 60.53 1.82 test 54.17 24.38 exam 56.49 9.60 _________________________________ overall 63.1 ← 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 - 46.6 D 46.7 - 61.1 C (above 58.7 is C+) 61.2 - 78.2 B (below 67.1 is B-, above 74.5 is B+) above 78.2 A (below 79.1 is A-, above 90.2 is A+) Letter grades were assigned strictly according to this scale. The lowest D is 35.1; the highest D is 44.7, the lowest C is 46.7; the highest C is 60.3, the lowest B is 61.2; the highest B is 75.9, and the lowest A is 78.3. The smallest gap between levels is 0.9 points between C to B. You may also like to look at the Spring 2015 Class Averages.