### Grading/Cheating Policy, & Final Grade

© 2007, A. Azzolino, www.mathnstuff.com

**Quarter Grades**
In my "Letter to Students" I state: "I DO NOT DROP ANY GRADE
in this class. The QUESTION BOOK & PROJECTS are 30% of the quarter grade. The TESTS are 40%.
The HOMEWORKS, DAILY (OR SEMIDAILY QUIZZES) are 30%.

Enter info and press AVERAGE to compute the quarter average so far.

**Handbook Says**
Page 11 of the "Facutly Handbook" states:

- The new semester is completely independenet of performance in the previous semester.
- In January, teachers are to give students a grade for the 1
^{st} semester, which is
comprised of a strict average of the first two quarter grades (each 2/5 of the semester grade) and
the midterm (1/5 of the semester grade).

s1=(2/5)(q1) + (2/5)(q2) + (1/5)(mt)

- In June, teachers are to give students a grade for the second semester (comprised of a strict
average of the last two quarters)
**as well as a final grade**. The final grade is a strict average
of both semester grades (each 2/5 of the final grade) and the final exam (1/5 of the final grade).

(s2)=(5/10)(q1) + (5/10)(q2)

(Grade) = (2/5)(s1) + (2/5)(s2) + (1/5)(fe)

- Grades ending with a "9" should not be given (e.g. 69, 70, etc.). If a raw student's average
[really a student's raw average] equals a 69, a grade of 70 should be conferred.

**Semester Grades**
First quarter is 40% of the semester grade. Second quarter is 40% of the semester
grade. Midterm Exam 20% of the semester grade.

Enter info and press AVERAGE to compute the semester average so far.

One might experiment with different Midterm Exam grades to see what the Semester
Grade becomes.

**Final Grades for the Entire Course**
In summary, final grades will be computed using the following formula:

Grade = .16(q1) + .16(q2) +.08(mt) + .20(q3) + .20(q4) + .20(fe)

This page permits a student to determine "WHAT YOU NEED" in order to
end the semester with a desired grade. EACH STUDENT IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THE FINAL
EXAM, even if a negative "needed" points is determined below.