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Grading Scale

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:14 pm
by Nohemi Garcia 1L
Does anyone know if he's using the same grading scale as last quarter for 14A?

Re: Grading Scale

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:25 pm
by Jesalynne 2F
I think he'll use a similar grading scale. The syllabus just says that the cut off for a C- is 50% and nothing in the emails has indicated that the grading scale would be changed.

Re: Grading Scale

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:53 pm
by Jiyoon_Hwang_2I
Everything is worth 50 points except the midterm which is worth 120 points and the final which is worth 180 points so the entire course is 500 points

Re: Grading Scale

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:55 pm
by Abhi Vempati 2H
It seems the same as 14A, and I think the only thing that might change is how he adjusts the grades based on the class's performance this quarter.

Re: Grading Scale

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:03 pm
by RichBollini4G
Abhi Vempati 2H wrote:It seems the same as 14A, and I think the only thing that might change is how he adjusts the grades based on the class's performance this quarter.


So do we know how he is curving the class?

Re: Grading Scale

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:20 pm
by san_2F
He doesn't always necessarily have to curve the class so I think if everyone does well there will be no curve.

Re: Grading Scale

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:25 pm
by Philip
I think he curves up depending on the class average at the end of the quarter

Re: Grading Scale

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:28 pm
by Alfred Barrion 2H
I think its really similar to Chem 14A, 50% is a C-, and he will scale depending on class performance, but it will not hurt you.

Re: Grading Scale

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:42 pm
by RobertXu_2J
He is using the same grading system, and I think it is safe to assume that he will be using the same scale also, since the midterm scores, the only average he revealed, were actually higher than those for 14A, and 14A didn't have a curve at all (might have been a point or so tho).

Re: Grading Scale

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:45 pm
by Ryan_K_1K
Alfred Barrion 2H wrote:I think its really similar to Chem 14A, 50% is a C-, and he will scale depending on class performance, but it will not hurt you.

phew, glad to know the curve won't work against us! Thanks!

Re: Grading Scale

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:10 pm
by Jose Robles 1D
I think he's still following the 500 point grading scheme with the final being 180 points.

Re: Grading Scale

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:17 pm
by 805291863
As others have mentioned, the pass cutoff is the same and grades will be assigned based on performance. The average midterm grade was quite similar to last quarter's, so I'd assume it will be pretty similar despite the very different final we will take

Re: Grading Scale

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:10 pm
by Chris Charton 1B
From my understanding he will only curve up if the class average is significantly lower than expected. Otherwise It's as simple as adding all your points together and dividing by 500.

Re: Grading Scale

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:11 pm
by Viviana Velasquez
I think it’ll be pretty much the same. 250 points minimum to pass

Re: Grading Scale

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:14 pm
by Andrea_Torres
Yes I believe it should be the same where to get a C- you need 50% to pass.