```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.  These averages are not used in
any way in computing the final overall class
average.  GBA

1st test

108 students took test 1

85 scored 44 or more

for those 85 the average was 69.7

2nd test

99 students took test 2

78 scored 32 or more

for those 78 the average was 54.1

3rd test

80 students took test 3

65 scored 37 or more

for those 65 the average was 60.8

4th test

67 students took test 4

53 scored 36 or more

for those 53 the average was 61.8

5th test

52 students took test 5

43 scored 48 or more

for those 43 the average was 69.3

Overall Pre-Exam Average

66 students have taken four or more tests and have more
than 100 HW points.  For these 66 students, the
overall averages are

test         62.64  (multiply by 0.6 to get # of points)

HW            8.78

QUIZ          8.26
________________________

overall         54.6 points out of 80 possible pre-exam points

or   68.3%  <-- Pre-Exam Average

Assuming an average of 65 on the final, or 13 out of
20 points, results in a predicted overall average of 67.6.
With this predicted average a possible breakdown of grades
would be:

49.5 - 60.5   D
60.5 - 72.5   C
72.5 - 83.5   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.  DISCLAIMER:  THIS PREDICTED FINAL GRADE
SCALE IS ONLY AN ESTIMATE.  The true final grade scale
ultimately depends on overall class exam performance.  Also,
the final grade scale will be selected so as to find gaps

FINAL EXAM

Of the 66 students who had taken four or more tests and
had more than 100 HW points, 63 took the final exam.
For those 63 students the final exam average is

23.5 out of 40, or 58.8%.

FINAL AVERAGE

63 students took 4 or more tests plus the final exam
and had more than 100 HW points.

for those 63 here are the averages:

HW     8.86  (out of 10)
quiz   8.34  (out of 10)
test  63.64  (multiply by 0.6 to get #points)

exam  23.49  (out of 40 - divide by 2 to get #points)

overall  67.1  (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:

45.3 - 55.9   D
56.0 - 68.5   C
68.6 - 78.6   B

Letter grades were assigned strictly according to this
scale.  The highest E is 39.9, the lowest D is 45.3;  the
highest D is 54.8, the lowest C is 56.0;  the highest C
is 67.7, the lowest B is 68.6;  the highest B is 77.1,
and the lowest A is 78.7.  The smallest gap between
levels is 0.9 points between C to B.

If you find a significant error, please stop by my office.
You should call or email before stopping by to make sure that
I will be there.  I will be off campus from 12/24/03 - 1/1/04. ```