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I have a question about my college and weather or not the grading practices of this
program are fair. After we are given an exam the professors convene and give points
back on certain questions but they only give the points to the students who missed the
question. I have never heard of this. In every other school I've attended all students are
awarded points and the question is thrown out. On the last test they gave back 10
points but I only missed one of those questions. My grade went from a 74 to a 76. 80 is
passing. Some students got the full 10 points bringing their grades up to passing. Is this
fair? Technically I missed less questions but none of the questions I missed were
thrown out. So students who missed more than me got passing grades because they
happened to miss the "right" questions. I hope this makes sense.

2012-11-20
Marilyn
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

This makes absolutely no sense to me. If they are throwing out questions the total points that
the test is out of should be recalculated and grades recalculated. Also 80% is a very high cut
score for pass/fail.

 

 

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