Grade Assignment in EECS 216

**HOW GRADES WERE ASSIGNED IN EECS 216:**
- I compute the weighted sum of the exams, labs and homework.

For the relative weightings, see the
introductory handout.
**Actual figure is the sum of the following:**
- Exam #1 score. Maximum=100; counts 20%
- Exam #2 score. Maximum=100; counts 25%
- Exam #3 score. Maximum=100; counts 30%
- Lab Reports. Maximum=100; counts 15%
- Prob. Sets. Maximum Total=100; counts 10%
**Maximum possible total score: 1000**

- I rank-order the weighted sums (out of 1000) 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:**
- 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 were treated individually.
- Numbers off slightly due to rounding (makes no difference).

**For EECS 216 in winter 2008, the results were:**
GRADE: | A+ | A | A- | B+ | B | B- | C+ | C | D | E |

# getting: | 01 | 16 | 08 | 08 | 23 | 03 | 23 | 07 | 02 | 03 |

maximum: | 949 | 920 | 866 | 835 | 803 | 719 | 697 | 622 | 450 | 377 |

minimum: | 949 | 878 | 860 | 813 | 730 | 712 | 642 | 584 | 448 | 312 |