NOTE: In reporting the averages from the test we drop the lowest scores. This is because 20% (1 out of 5) of all scores will eventually 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. GBA 1st test 116 students took test 1 21 made below 27 95 scored 27 or more for those 95 the average was 50.1 test 1 grades 2nd test 110 students took test 2 20 made below 31 90 scored 31 or more for those 90 the average was 49.6 test 2 grades 3rd test 103 students took test 3 22 made below 38 81 scored 38 or more for those 81 the average was 59.3 test 3 grades 4th test 98 students took test 4 22 made below 28 76 scored 28 or more for those 76 the average was 51.0 test 4 grades 5th test 92 students took test 5 16 made below 36 76 scored 36 or more for those 76 the average was 59.1 test 5 grades You may also compare with Spring 2002 grades. Overall Pre-Exam Average (An error was found in one TA's HW computations, so this will change slightly. The HW average will go up a little once that correction is made, maybe a tenth of a point. GBA 12 AM Fri) 95 students have taken four or more tests and have more than 120 HW points. For these 95 students, the overall averages are test 53.0 (multiply by 0.6 to get # of points) HW 7.6 QUIZ 7.1 ________________________ overall 46.5 points out of 80 possible pre-exam points or 58.2% <-- Pre-Exam Average Assuming an average of 65 on the final, or 13 out of 20 points, results in a predicted overall average of 59.6. With this predicted average a possible breakdown of grades would be: 44.2 - 54.1 D 54.2 - 65.1 C 65.2 - 75.1 B You should figure your pre-exam total then figure how many exam points (out of 20 possible) you need to get the grade that you want. Remember that the true final grade scale ultimately depends on overall class exam performance. FINAL EXAM Of the 95 students who had taken four or more tests and had more than 120 HW points, 95 took the final exam. For those 95 students the final exam average is 22.8 out of 40, or 57.0%. FINAL AVERAGE 95 students took 4 or more tests plus the final exam for those 95 here are the averages: HW 7.9 (out of 10) quiz 7.1 (out of 10) test 53.0 (multiply by 0.6 to get #points) exam 22.8 (out of 40 - divide by 2 to get #points) overall 58.2 (out of 100) <-- Final Average The final grade scale was selected so as to find gaps in the grade distribution. Here is that final scale: 42.0 - 52.0 D 52.1 - 62.8 C 62.9 - 74.0 B Letter grades were assigned strictly according to this scale. The highest E is 40.4, the lowest D is 42.0; the highest D is 51.2, the lowest C is 52.1; the highest C is 62.3, the lowest B is 62.9; the highest B is 73.3, and the lowest A is 74.5. The smallest gap between levels is 0.6 points between C to B. Be sure to check your TA's computation of your final grade. If you find a significant error the best time to see me is in January before the beginning of the Spring semester. At this point any change requires that we fill out a change-of- grade form. For information on how to figure your final grade see HOW TO FIGURE YOUR FINAL GRADE. Here is the final grade distribution for the 95 students who took four or more tests plus the final exam.

You may also view this column of grades as a text file. 131 grade distribution