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Deane Wang <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:56:57 -0400
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Second question from a student about conversion of grades (0-50) to
UVM grades (0-4.0). OOPs..... it seems at least these 2 students are
into graphs and slopes and intercepts, etc. and found an inconsistency
in the conversion equation.... SO I posted the equation we should be
using on the WEB page... just under the place where you click to
see your grade. slope = 0.2, intercept = -5.5. You will also note
that I truncate negative grades and let those over 4.0 remain (however,
the final grade cannot go over 4.0 (something about the UVM computer
program I guess). I believe quiz 1 converts a bit higher than the
given equation... so I'll leave it. quiz 2 needs a little adjustment.

> I just had a quick question about the grading system for the quizes. On
>the first one a 41 was posted as a 3.1 on the web page, but on the second
>one I got a 43.5 and it has been posted as a 3.0. Are the grades scaled
>or was a mistake made?
GOOD EYE.... keep up the good work.