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1. Our grades are left as is. If you make a 74.99 that's what your grade is. They do not round up or down.
2. I don't recall rounding being an issue for my class; in each core nursing class we had 1000 possible points. Each exam was worth 100 points, the final was 200 points. However, we had to achieve a minimum exam score, meaning our combined average for the tests & quizzes had to be at least 80%, or we would automatically fail. Other points for homework/projects were not even considered if your test and quiz average was below 80%.

Grading scale if you did achieve the 80% test score average was 93-100=A, 86-92=B, 80-85=C, 75-79=D, 74 and under=F.
Last edit by pants_19 on Jul 31, '12 : Reason: Grammar
3. No rounding. We are given are grade as a decimal...there have been many to flunk out of our nursing program by .1 or .2 points.
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I don't recall rounding being an issue for my class; in each core nursing class we had 1000 possible points. Each exam was worth 100 points, the final was 200 points. However, we had to achieve a minimum exam score, meaning our combined average for the tests & quizzes had to be at least 80%, or we would automatically fail. Other points for homework/projects were not even considered if your test and quiz average was below 80%.

Grading scale if you did achieve the 80% test score average was 93-100=A, 86-92=B, 80-85=C, 75-79=D, 74 and under=F.
Wow! Thats crazy cause thats exactly how my school does it too! What state are you in?
5. Our grades are left with the percentage.
So a 92.3 would be just that 92.3. It DOES add up. After the quarter is over, if our grade is a 89.3 that's when the round down or up. so a 92.6 would be a 93A and a 92.4 would be a 92B.
6. Our grades are listed by the number of points we got. Most of our exams were either 40 or 50 questions, so our grade would be listed as X/40 or X/50. We typically had three exams per quarter plus a final, so our total would be X/160 or X/200. Our syllabus would specify the exact number of points for each letter grade and for passing. For example, an A was 93%-100%, 86-92% was a B and anything less than 76% was failing. It varied by lead instructor on whether a class with 160 points had a cut off of 121 or 122 points for passing, meaning that some instructors rounded and some did not.

We had only exam points as our grade. We had additional work, papers, careplans, etc. which were graded on a pass/fail scoring and you had to pass those in order to pass the class, but there were no "extra" points to be had by doing well on written work.
7. Quote from pants_19
I don't recall rounding being an issue for my class; in each core nursing class we had 1000 possible points. Each exam was worth 100 points, the final was 200 points. However, we had to achieve a minimum exam score, meaning our combined average for the tests & quizzes had to be at least 80%, or we would automatically fail. Other points for homework/projects were not even considered if your test and quiz average was below 80%.

Grading scale if you did achieve the 80% test score average was 93-100=A, 86-92=B, 80-85=C, 75-79=D, 74 and under=F.
So what is a 92.5%? That's isn't on the grading scale.
8. I'm not sure if the grading policy is the same. But for pre req's we.were rounded up or down. But in our program, it is mandatory to get an 84% or better or you fail out and lose your seat. No makeup, no do over, no crying, just done . Harsh but its reality. That's all.
9. I'm a little jealous of those of you how can pass with at least 75% and those who have grades other than from tests; 80% is passing for us and our only grades are from tests which are 50 questions/ 2pts, except for our final which is 100 questions/ 1pt a piece. But your final grade is rounded, .5 and higher are rounded up. But if for example you have a 79.49, you still fail...ONLY .5 rounds up.
10. We don't get rounded either. Anything less than 80% is failing. So a 79.999 doesn't pass.

We don't have rounding issues most of the time based on the tests. I only know one person who got a partial point for something weird.