Physics 1429   Spring 2011

Your total score was computed using the WebAssign totals for the Homework (H), Lab reports (L), and Quizzes (Q). The WebAssign total was not used! Since there were large differences in how the TAs graded the lab reports, those differences were taken out and a new adjusted lab score (LA) was found based on the TA mean lab scores and the associated standard deviations. There were also large differences in the distributions on the lab, homework, and quiz scores. Hence they were adjusted to have the same mean and standard deviation. The total adjusted score was then found using S = 0.2 x HA + 0.4 x LA + 0.4 x QA. Note that you cannot calculate your lab score S because you need to know your TA's average score and standard deviation for the lab reports, as well as the homework and quiz averages and their standard deviations.

The final grade distribution is shown in the figure below.

The table below gives the class percentiles for each grade as well as the adjusted score used to determine the final grades.
A+ 91.4% 95.0
A 73.3% 92.5
A- 54.1% 90.0
B+ 35.5% 87.0
B 20.9% 83.5
B- 12.6% 80.0
C+ 6.9% 75.0
C 3.8% 70.0
C- 1.9% 65.0
D+ 1.4% 60.0
D 0.5% 55.0
D- 0.5% 50.0
F 0%