CS/ECE 374 A (Spring 2022): Grading Policies

If you have any questions or concerns, please ask in lecture, during office hours, or on Piazza.

Graded work

Regrade requests

Final course grades

We will determine final course grades as follows.
  1. We compute the raw total from your homework and exam scores. Course work is weighted as follows.

  2. We reserve the right to give any student meeting at least one of the following conditions an automatic F: These are not the only ways to fail!

  3. We determine your fixed letter grade from the raw total according to the following cutoffs:

    Min Max Grade
    95 100 A+
    90 95 A
    85 90 A-
    80 85 B+
    75 80 B
    70 75 B-
    65 70 C+
    60 65 C
    55 60 C-
    50 55 D+
    45 50 D
    40 45 D-
    0 40 F

  4. Alternatively, we determine your curved letter grade from the raw total. The mean is a borderline B-/C+, and each standard deviation is worth one full letter grade. For example, the B+/B cutoff is 2/3 standard deviations above the mean, and the D/D- cutoff is 5/3 standard deviations below the mean. We may decide to exclude certain outliers from the cutoff computation, to avoid unfairly skewing the curve.

  5. Your actual letter grade is either your fixed letter grade or your curved letter grade, whichever is higher.

  6. We reserve the right to adjust grades upwards at the instructors' whim.

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