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 FINAL EXAM 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 FINAL AVERAGE 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.