NOTE: In reporting the averages from the test we drop the lowest scores. This is because 25% (1 out of 4) 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 posted test averages are not used in any way in computing the final overall class average. GBA 1st test 135 students took test 1 34 made below 44 101 scored 44 or more for those 101 the average was 75.6 (60.5%) test 1 grades 2nd test 118 students took test 2 26 made below 56 92 scored 56 or more for those 92 the average was 80.7 (64.6%) test 2 grades 3rd test 107 students took test 3 22 made below 52 85 scored 52 or more for those 85 the average was 78.0 (62.4%) test 3 grades 4th test 96 students took test 4 25 made below 33 71 scored 33 or more for those 71 the average was 58.7 (47.0%) test 4 grades Overall Pre-Exam Average 96 students have taken three or more tests and have more than 600 HW points. For these 96 students, the overall averages are % points PRS 83.54 4.18 QUIZ 78.87 5.52 HW 82.73 6.62 test 60.06 36.04 __________________________________ overall 52.36 out of 80 possible pre-exam points or 65.45% <-- Predicted Pre-Exam Average Assuming an average of 65 on the final, or 13 out of 20 points, results in a predicted overall average of 65.4 With this predicted average a POSSIBLE breakdown of grades would be: 49.9 - 59.9 D 60.0 - 70.9 C 71.0 - 81.0 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. Also, the final grade scale will be selected so as to find gaps in the final grade distribution. FINAL EXAM 103 students took the final exam. For those 103 students, the final exam average is 21.84 out of 40, or 54.61%. final exam grades FINAL AVERAGE 98 students took 3 or more tests plus the final exam and had more than 600 HW points (the TAs had missed two students whose MP ID numbers did not agree with their posting IDs) for those 98 here are the averages: % points PRS 84.00 4.20 QUIZ 79.00 5.53 HW 82.25 6.58 test 60.15 36.09 EXAM 54.95 10.99 __________________________________ overall 63.39 (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: 43.7 - 54.6 D 54.7 - 69.7 C (above 66.3 is C+) 69.8 - 80.4 B (below 71.7 is B-, above 78.6 is B+) 80.5 and up A (below 84.1 is A-, above 91.1 is A+) Letter grades were assigned strictly according to this scale. The highest E is 42.4, the lowest D is 43.7; the highest D is 53.4, the lowest C is 54.7; the highest C is 68.8, the lowest B is 69.8; the highest B is 78.7, and the lowest A is 80.5. The smallest gap between levels is 1.0 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 Thursday May 12 between 2:00 - 4:00 PM. After that time any change will require 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 98 students who took four or more tests plus the final exam, and had at least 600 HW points.

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