ASTR 1210 (O'Connell) Spring 2013
Interim and final grades will be posted on the course Collab site.
You will need your UVa login and Eservices
password to access the Collab site. Click on the link below:
Once at the Collab site:
Grades will be updated every few weeks, as work is graded.
See the Announcements page for more
detail on current postings.
Here is the meaning of the column headings:
- Click on the Post'Em
- Look for the latest "Interim Grades" file (these are listed by date), and
click on that.
- Grades are NOT posted to the "Gradebook".
TotPoints: Total numerical score
LetGrade: Final letter grade (not computed until end of semester)
Mid1 : First midterm exam score (285 max)
Mid2 : Second midterm exam score (285 max)
Final: Final exam score (326 max)
PZ: "Puzzlah" credit.
XC : Total of extra credit points (75 max)
CQ : Constellation quiz score (25 max)
Tel : Optional Telescope Observing Lab (25 max)
Mars : Optional Orbit of Mars Lab (25 max)
Jup : Optional Satellites of Jupiter Lab (25 max)
5/10/13: FINAL GRADES POSTED
- All work has now been graded.
- The mean score on the Final Exam was 264/326 (81%).
- There were 896 points possible on the three examinations, 25
points possible on the Constellation Quiz ("CQ"), and 80 nominal
points possible on the in-class Puzzlahs ("PZ"), for a maximum
possible nominal score of 1001.
- Puzzlah scores were adjusted as follows. If your accumulated
Puzzlah score during the semester is P, then
the final recorded score (PZ) is computed as follows:
- If P is 80 or below, then PZ = P
- If P is above 80, then PZ = 80 + 0.5*(P-80) and rounded up.
- The average PZ score was 84 points.
- If you did any of the optional laboratories, then you received
extra credit (labeled "XC" on the PostEm list) equal to the
sum of the points achieved on the labs.
- "TOT" is the combined score on all your work. It equals
M1+M2+FX+PZ+CQ+XC. The mean TOT score was 861 points. Maximum
and minimum TOT scores were 1023 and 506, respectively.
- The final letter grades are CURVED, as explained on the syllabus.
The grade breaks for A-, B-, and C- were all
adjusted downward from the guaranteed values announced at the
beginning of the semester.
- You may look over your final exams in my office, but I am required
to keep the papers.
Have a great summer! ---- R. W. O'Connell
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May 2013 by rwo
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