## CS302 Final Grades

### James S. Plank

### Grading Breakdown

I anticipate the breakdown of grading to be:
- Exams -- 45 percent. The exams are weighted equally.
- Homeworks (i.e. your lab grades) -- 45 percent.
- Lab and class attendance: 10 percent. This is calculated as follows: You may have two
unexcused absences from class. You may have zero unexcused absences from lab. After
that, each unexcused absence from class or lab results in a 2 percent deduction
up to a total of 10 percent.

### Exams

Exams are handled as follows. Your score is given to you as a number. On the exam cover
page, I will tell you the scores that correspond to A, B, C, D and F. When it comes time
to calculate final grades, I will convert the exam-scores to final-grade-scores as follows:
- If you received an A, then suppose your exam score was
*s*, the minimum A score
was *A*_{min}, and the maximum A score was *A*_{max}. Your
final-grade-score is:

*90 + 10 * (s - A*_{min}) / ( A_{max}- A_{min}).

- If you received an B, then suppose your exam score was
*s*, the minimum B score
was *B*_{min}, and the maximum B score was *B*_{max}. Your
final-grade-score is:

*80 + 10 * (s - B*_{min}) / ( B_{max}- B_{min}).

- If you received an C, then suppose your exam score was
*s*, the minimum C score
was *C*_{min}, and the maximum C score was *C*_{max}. Your
final-grade-score is:

*70 + 10 * (s - C*_{min}) / ( C_{max}- C_{min}).

- If you received an D, then suppose your exam score was
*s*, the minimum D score
was *D*_{min}, and the maximum D score was *D*_{max}. Your
final-grade-score is:

*60 + 10 * (s - D*_{min}) / ( D_{max}- D_{min}).

- If you received an F, then suppose your exam score was
*s*,
and the maximum F score was *F*_{max}. Your
final-grade-score is:

*60 * s / F*_{max}.

### Grading Scale

The grading scale is as follows:
- A+: 95 - 100
- A: 90 - 95
- A-: 87 - 90
- B+: 83 - 87
- B: 80 - 83
- B-: 77 - 80
- C+: 73 - 77
- C: 70 - 73
- C-: 67 - 70
- D+: 63 - 67
- D: 60 - 63
- D-: 57 - 60
- F: 0-57