adjusting_the_grading_scale

adjusting_the_grading_scale - To: MET1010 class, sections 3...

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To: MET1010 class, sections 3 and 6 From: Dr. Jon Ahlquist Re: Course grades Date: 11 October 2006 A MET1010 student asked: Are you going to curve the test scores? Answer: Instructors at FSU are required to explain their grading system in the course syllabus, because FSU does not have an official grading system. Therefore, you can see how grades will be computed if you refer to our course syllabus. Anyone who has lost the course syllabus can get another from the course Web site: http://ahlquist.met.fsu.edu/courses/met1010/index.html As it says in the syllabus, I will let you know after each test whether I will shift the grade distribution to put about 15% of the class into the A- or A category and about half the class in the B- or better range. Scores were high on the first exam, which is common because we don't cover much in the first two weeks. 1/3 of the class scored 90% or higher, so no adjustment was needed. On the second exam, scores were lower for most students, although a number of students scored higher. Adding the first two
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