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 college 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 by the instructor.
This is not the traditional 4.0 grading scheme used at most colleges.
With this grading scheme, a student earns credit for failing a test so the highest grade is not a 4.0 for an A but a 5.0 for an A. The mathematical and general definitions of each grade are listed below.
The semester's work includes a final exam, tests, and a question book, or collection of quizes, written out-of-class exercises, and an oral and written presentation to the class. Each has a specific weight or value. The average of the weighted grades determines the final grade for the course.
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.
|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|
* 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.
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