NOTE: In reporting the averages from the tests we drop the lowest scores. This is because the lowest of the five tests will be dropped; i.e. 1/5th (or 20.0%) of all test scores will be dropped. In comparing your average with the class average you need to compare with an average which is representative of the final average. Dropping the lowest scores before reporting the average is one way of ESTIMATING the effect of the final drops. These posted test averages are not used in any way in computing the final overall class average. GBA 1st test 36 students took test 1 Multiple Choice 31 students earned 4.0 or more points for those 31 the average was 7.38/10 or 73.8% Test 1 MC scores 2nd test 36 students took test 2 Multiple Choice 28 students earned 2.5 or more points for those 28 the average was 5.68/10 or 56.8% Test 2 MC scores 3rd test 36 students took test 3 Multiple Choice 29 students earned 2.0 or more points for those 29 the average was 5.58/10 or 55.8% Test 3 MC scores 4th test 33 students took test 4 Multiple Choice 28 students earned 3.0 or more points for those 28 the average was 5.46/10 or 54.6% Test 4 MC scores 5th test 31 students took test 5 Multiple Choice 21 students earned 2.5 or more points for those 21 the average was 5.31/10 or 53.1% Test 5 MC scores FINAL EXAM For the 31 students who took the final and had also earned 850 or more HW points, the final exam average is 24.77 out of 40, or 61.9%. Final Exam scores FINAL AVERAGE 31 students took 4 of the 5 MC tests, plus the final exam, and had more than 850 MP HW points. For those 31 here are the averages: % points HW 76.29 7.63 Exercises 86.49 2.59 Quiz 72.65 10.90 CW 82.38 4.12 RQ 60.85 3.65 test 55.83 24.57 exam 61.94 10.53 _________________________________ overall 64.0 ← final average The details of the final grade scale were primarily determined by the presence of gaps in the grade distribution. Here is that final grade scale. below 37.2 E 37.2 - 47.6 D 47.7 - 60.4 C (above 52.5 is C+) 60.5 - 73.9 B (below 63.8 is B-, above 70.0 is B+) above 74.0 A (below 78.7 is A-, above 89.0 is A+) Letter grades were assigned strictly according to this scale. The lowest D is 37.2; the highest D is 44.8, the lowest C is 47.8; the highest C is 56.6, the lowest B is 60.6; the highest B is 72.3, and the lowest A is 74.1. The smallest gap between levels is 1.8 points between B to A. You may also like to look at the Fall 2017 Class Averages.