NOTE:  In reporting the averages from the tests we drop
       the lowest scores.  This is because the lowest
       of the three tests will be weighted half as much
       as the other two in the final averaging.  This
       half-weighting is equivalent to dropping 1/6th 
       (or 16.7%) of all test scores.  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 

          68 students took test 1 Multiple Choice
             57 students earned 6.0 or more points

                for those 57 the average was 10.22/15 or 68.1%

       Test 1 MC scores

2nd test

          62 students took test 2 Multiple Choice

             53 students earned 4.0 or more points

                for those 53 the average was 8.37/15 or 55.7%

       Test 2 MC scores

3rd test

          55 students took test 3 Multiple Choice

             45 students earned 4.0 or more points

                for those 45 the average was 8.07/15 or 53.8%

       Test 3 MC scores


      For the 53 students who took the final and had
      also earned 850 or more HW points, the final
      exam average is 

                  25.26 out of 40, or 63.2%.

       Final Exam scores


   53 students took the 3 MC tests, plus the final
      exam, and had more than 850 MP HW points.

     For those 53 here are the averages:
                       %      points

         HW          86.06    8.61

       Exercises     95.68    3.83

        Quiz         78.29    9.39

         CW          89.28    5.36

         RQ          68.43    2.05

        test         58.88   29.44 
        exam         63.16    9.47

     overall                 68.2  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 38.2    E
      38.2 - 47.0   D
      47.0 - 63.3   C  (above 60.3 is C+)
      63.3 - 78.8   B  (below 65.4 is B-, above 74.8 is B+)
      above 78.8    A  (no A-'s this year, above 90.0 is A+)

Letter grades were assigned strictly according to this
scale.  The highest E is 33.4, the lowest D is 38.2;  the
highest D is 41.3, the lowest C is 47.1;  the highest C
is 60.4, the lowest B is 63.4; the highest B is 76.5,
and the lowest A is 78.9.  The smallest gap between
levels is 2.4 points between B to A.  

You may also like to look at the Fall 2014 Class Averages.