### Grading/Cheating Policy, & Final Grade

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(5 equal gradess)

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.