### Algebra I Grading/Cheating Policy              © Spring 2001, A. Azzolino MAT013A, Algebra Part I

The burden of proof of both long and short term mastery of skills or concepts lies with the students. Mastery is demonstrated by significant achievement on tests, exams, and the question books.

Students having disabilities who choose to disclose the disability must obtain official MCC recognition of the disability in order for the teacher to make any accommodation.

If a test, assignment, or exam is not completed at the instructor-scheduled time, the grade of NG with the equivalent of ZERO (on a 0 to 5 scale) is assigned. This grade may be replaced by another grade only by the instructor's permission and for extraordinary reasons and if the student has informed the instructor immediately in-person, through a phone conversation, or through a written message. Do NOT expect to be able to take a makeup test.

If the instructor believes a student has cheated, copied, permitted another student to copy work, or participated in any unauthorized collaboration, the grade of CH with the equivalent value of TWO ZERO GRADES will be assigned & the scale below is modified to include one additional grade. Grades other than the final exam are usually curved bv the instructor.
Itemweight
1. Test15 %
2. Test15 %
3. Test15 %
4. Questionbook   25 %
5. Final Exam

30 %

500 to 450   A
449.99 to 425   B+
424.99 to 350   B
324.99 to 325   C+
324.99 to 250   C
249.99 to 200   D
199.99 to 0   F

 Grade Points Definition A 5 usually better than one standard deviation above the mean A-, A/B, and B+ 4.5 B 4 usually between .25 and 1 standard deviations above the mean B-, B/C, C+ 3.5 C 3 usually within .25 standard deviations of the mean C-, C/D, and D+ 2.5 D 2 usually between .25 and 1 standard deviations below the mean D- and F+ 1.5 F 1 usually more than 1 standard deviation below the mean NG, 0 no grade CH, * cheating

* Indicates the instructor believes the student has cheated, copied, permitted another student to copy work, or participated in any unauthorized collaboration. The grade of CH with the equivalent value of TWO ZERO GRADES will be assigned. The grade of CH is worth 0 points and the weight of the item is twice the original weight so the table listed below can not be used to compute the final grade. The former weight of x, in this case x % of the grade, is changed to 2x, or (2x/(100 + x))(100)% of the grade.