Tag Archives: Final Grades

Grade Distribution Comparisons

Even Easter Sunday finds me baffled at the complex dimensions of education in our country.  What may seem obvious to many, assigning end of semester grades, confounds me at times. However, since today is a holiday, this post is ultra-short. … Continue reading

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An Algorithm for Assigning End-of-Semester Letter Grades

Assigning mandated end-of-semester letter grades to students is non-trivial. [1]  I refuse to constrain myself to a simple, cumulative percent score that automatically sets my students’ grades.  In my opinion, the accuracy as well as the precision implied in many quantitatively represented scores grossly … Continue reading

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Why do we fail so many students?

This will be one of my shortest posts yet.  It is New Year’s Eve, and I plan to spend the remaining 2 hours until the New Year with my family, and away from my MacBook. However, I feel compelled to … Continue reading

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