Math 408 Midterm Exam 2 Results and Grading Information

Exam Solutions

Click on the above link for solutions to the exam.

Exam Statistics

The maximal score was 50 points (10 points for Problem 1, and 8 points each for Problems 2 - 6); the average score was 32. The percentiles (measured from the top, i.e., "upper percentiles") are as follows:

Grading Information

Accessing your scores

To view all scores you have earned to date, go to this URL:

https://www-s.math.uiuc.edu/bluestem/grades.cgi

There is a link to this site on the main page for this class. After logging in with your Net-ID and password, you should see a display showing all your scores you have earned to date.

Overall grade and curving. The display shows your current grade in this class, with curving taken into account. The curve used is an overall curve with cutoffs of 85/72/56/40 percent for A/B/C/D, instead of the standard 90/80/70/60 percent scale. If the semester were to end here, this is the curve that would determine your grade. After the final exam scores are in, I will re-evaluate the curve, and may make small adjustments, depending on the overall score distribution after the test. (Note that the curving is performed on the overall average; no additional curving is done on the individual hw/quiz/exam scores.)

Interpretation of score display. This page provides a detailed explanation of the notations in the display. Check this page before asking questions about the display.

Discrepancies in score display: If you notice any errors in the score display, such as an incorrectly entered or missing quiz or hw score, let me know right away and show me the assignment in question.

Grading appeals

In case of a simple accounting error (such as an incorrect addition of scores, or a discrepancy between your score on the exam and the score on the computer grade report), just let me know, and I'll likely take care of it on the spot. If you have a question/complaint about the grading itself, talk to me after class. Most errors were not unique, and were graded uniformly.

Deadlines for grading appeals: Grading appeals on Exam 2 must be made by Wednesday, April 30, the last day of instruction. (The deadlines for grading appeals on earlier tests, hw assignments, and quizzes, have long expired.)


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