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Curve

Postby 905174774 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:48 pm

Did Dr. Lavelle ever mention that he is going to make the tests and midterms worth less if the class average is pretty low?

Mariah
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Re: Curve

Postby Mariah » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:19 pm

He is not going to make it worth less, but he will curve the class at the end depending on how everyone does out of 500 points.

Matt F
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Re: Curve

Postby Matt F » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:55 pm

From my understanding, the scores themselves are not curved. However, based on the total grades at the end of the quarter, course grades will be adjusted accordingly.

Kallista McCarty 1C
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Re: Curve

Postby Kallista McCarty 1C » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:00 pm

He makes it to where 50% is a C and then he adjusts other grades accordingly, but I don't think that there is a set scale for what an A is.

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Re: Curve

Postby Sadhana_Dicussion_4A » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:02 pm

If you score 250/500 points overall, you will automatically get a C-. If you score more than that, there is no curve and your science corresponds with the matching letter grade.

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Re: Curve

Postby sbottomley3a » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:43 pm

In his syllabus, Lavelle says that he sets a C- at a 50% in the class (raw score). He doesn't make the scale for what qualifies as an A or B until after the final exams are graded. Each exam isn't curved, but the entire class is. Hope this helps :)

Patricia Cardenas
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Re: Curve

Postby Patricia Cardenas » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:27 am

Sadhana_Dicussion_4A wrote:If you score 250/500 points overall, you will automatically get a C-. If you score more than that, there is no curve and your science corresponds with the matching letter grade.


Thank you for clearing that up for me! There have been a lot of mixed comments.

Cindy Adiwidjaja 1B
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Re: Curve

Postby Cindy Adiwidjaja 1B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:10 pm

Does that mean that people who got Fs and Ds will have the exact same grade as people who actually got C-s. Or will the people who got C-s have slightly higher grades?

Alan Cornejo 1a
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Re: Curve

Postby Alan Cornejo 1a » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:02 pm

In order to pass the class you need at least 250/500 points to pass with a C-. The rest of the grades as far as A's and B's I believe will be graded on a curve dependent on the overall/average score of students.

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Re: Curve

Postby san_2F » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:25 pm

I think that the grades get curved after inputing the final and assessing the final grade. Also, I have heard that he doesn't necessarily always curve the class, for example if everyone does well on the final.


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