Grade Assignment in EECS 206
HOW GRADES WERE ASSIGNED IN EECS 206:
- I compute the weighted sum of the exams, labs and homework.
For the relative weightings, see the
Actual figure is the sum of the following:
- Exam #1 score. Maximum=100; counts 20%
- Exam #2 score. Maximum=100; counts 20%
- Exam #3 score. Maximum=150; counts 30%
- Lab Reports.     Maximum=100; counts 20%
- Prob. Sets. Maximum Total=50; counts 10%
- Maximum possible total score: 500
- I rank-order the weighted sums (out of 500) from the largest to smallest.
- I look for GAPS in the rank-ordered sums and used them as boundaries.
- I assign grades to each cluster of rank-ordered scores between the gaps.
COMMENTS ON THE ABOVE PROCEDURE:
For WINTER 2006 the results for both sections were:
- Ensures no one is only a few points from getting a higher grade.
- The gaps between grades are usually several points (see below).
- A couple of students in each gap will be treated separately.
- Numbers off slightly due to rounding (makes no difference).
|GRADE: ||A+||A ||A-||B+||B
Note the gaps in scores between grades, except for A/A- (always a problem).