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
- 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:
For EECS 216 in winter 2008, the results 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 were treated individually.
- Numbers off slightly due to rounding (makes no difference).
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