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Phys 116, Wi 2003
Non-Calculus Physics, 3rd Q

Grading Policy and Sample

By the time you are in Physics 116, the weaker students have already been weeded out for the most part, in other words, you are now amongst the best students of your earlier classes (some exceptions, not many). Here is a sample final grade roster from such a class at my former university. Even if a test is hard, you are not penalized for it. It is curved and the average lies somewhere within the "B" range. I gave higher extra credit for attendance than now, but it will still make a difference such that it will be worth coming. I handle extra credit by setting the grades without it first, and then use the extra points. This can boost a grade by a few tenths of a grade point in some cases.

Grade Roster
Spring 2001
Grade distribution on Final: Out of 400 points, top grade is 352, low is 76. Median is 213.

258 and above is an A, 209 is top C, below 188 is a D, there are no F's on the final. The grades are ranked in order of total number of points out of 1000, including attendance points.

Over half the class raised their grade by a half letter grade, some made it by a whole (the real borderline cases).

Grade on     Rank in         ID number              Grade in
Final               Class                                       Class
352                     1             7944                     A
300                     2             7489                     A
310                     3             7894                     A
274                     4             0380                     A
328                     5             3729                     A
290                     6             9338                     A
300                     7             5417                     A
233                     8             7428                     A
286                     9             8831                     A
222                    11            6793                     A
339                    12            7623                     A
278                    13            9319                     A
235                    14            0140                     A-
259                    15            4653                     A-
232                    16            3784                     A-
241                    17            6139                     A-
226                    18            5325                     A-
191                    19            8359                     B+
244                    20            1097                     B+
209                    21            3711                     B+
213                    22            5117                     B+
224                    23            5967                     B+
249                    24            6763                     B+
233                    25            3946                     B
189                    26            6470                     B
159                    27            4299                     B
187                    28            0697                     B
231                    29            0911                     B
201                    30            5630                     B
187                    31            3354                     B
178                    32            7534                     B
168                    33            7115                     B
182                    34            7924                     B
168                    35            6806                     B-
169                    36            9562                     B-
145                    36            4397                     B-
211                    38            4642                     B-
150                    39            5320                     B-
171                    40            5454                     B-
195                    41            6437                     B-
118                    42            2711                     C+
173                    43            0019                     C+
138                    44            1309                     C
  82                    45            7839                     C-
  76                    46            7312                     C-
  83                    47            0894                     F
Median on Final:
213
 
 

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02/07/03

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