Grading

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Kennedi2J
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Grading

Postby Kennedi2J » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:36 pm

Does anyone know the grading scale for this class? I know that 50% is a C- but are the other grades also a lower percentage?

Prasanna Padmanabham 4I
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Re: Grading

Postby Prasanna Padmanabham 4I » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:38 pm

I would imagine so, but I would be interested in knowing how he curves the class considering the fact that the average score on the last midterm was like a high 70%...

Kennedi2J
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Re: Grading

Postby Kennedi2J » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:44 pm

I believe he doesn't make the curve until after the final so it changes each quarter but I'm hoping there's some type of curve because that's not a great average.

BritneyP- 2c
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Re: Grading

Postby BritneyP- 2c » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:48 pm

He curves at the end of the year so we never know what the final grade is until after the final.

AveryAgosto
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Re: Grading

Postby AveryAgosto » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:49 pm

I think all life science chemistry classes are curved so that the average is a B. So if the class average was a 70 than a 70 would become a B and everything else would shift as well.

MKearney_4G
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Re: Grading

Postby MKearney_4G » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:53 pm

What happens (according to upperclassmen) is that after the final is scored, the grading scale is adjusted so that the average grade in the class becomes a B or B- (depending on who you ask). Basically the "floor" for each grade is dropped by a set percentage, so you can only be helped and not harmed by the curve. At some point I heard it was a 4% curve typically, but take that with a grain of salt.

gabbymaraziti
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Re: Grading

Postby gabbymaraziti » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:56 pm

Lavelle uses the class average at the end of the quarter to assign final grades.. I'd like to know an approximate of what an A would be though, percentage wise.

Trent Yamamoto 2J
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Re: Grading

Postby Trent Yamamoto 2J » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:37 pm

From what I've read the curve occurs after the final, but usually it doesn't deviate too much from the standard 70% C, 80% B, and 90% A scale.


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