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- Jul 31, '12 by iluvpathoQuote from StephalumpFor us that would be a 92, no rounding.So what is a 92.5%? That's isn't on the grading scale.
- Jul 31, '12 by studentdrtobeQuote from delawaremalenurse+1.i'm curious
didn't your instructor tell you what the grading policy is for the course? is the policy not readily available in your student handbook, online, class orientation powerpoint, posted on BlackBoard (or similar program)?
I doubt you were unaware of the grading policy...you just don't like it.
My suggestion...quit pestering the instructor because you're going to get a bad reputation and learn to accept the policy that you agreed upon when you took a seat in the program
Best post of the thread!
- Jul 31, '12 by ~passionateSN~Quote from Eagle2110I do not know what I would do if we had to make an 80! usually I average 85 but there are tests that I've made 76! and passing is 75 for us. my nursing teacher said when she was in school it was 70! idk where she went though. Good luck to u!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.
- Jul 31, '12 by poogLooked today there is nothing in grading policy that states that they drop anything after decimal all it says is they don't round up! So that's why I was confused about my grades because all my scantrons have decimal 92.5 90.8 and so on but they go on black board as 92 and 90 and nothing on grading policy said that. If this was money for a job you'd be mad then right?? It'd be like them keeping 90 cents out of check for no reason! I just want all my points posted.
- Aug 1, '12 by RocketMama2011Our grading policy is similar to most. They do not round for the decimal grades. If you have a 79.99 then your grade is a 79.99 but at the end of the semester for our final grades they will round. So if your final grade was a 86.76= 87=B. I think it's good that they at least round the final grades because I think it's ridiculous to fail over .01 of a point.
- Aug 1, '12 by NolliFor all of our nursing clinical courses thus far you have to have a 77 to pass and the only rounding done is on final grades. We need a 76.50 technically to pass. The tests and quizzes are setup so you have nice round numbers all the time and you don't lose out on points, but it sucks when you take a quiz and miss two answers and drop a full grade when it is worth 15% of your grade. They do use statistical analysis on every quiz or test and look at the powerpoints etc to see if it was a badly written question or ran contrary to the information we were lectured on and read. If it is found to be poorly written they award the points to those who missed it and picked a viable answer, but were not completely out in left field with answers that didn't even make sense. You just can't count on it to raise your grade, but it does make us feel better.
- Aug 2, '12 by mattrnstudent23Anything below an 80 in my program is failing. If you make an 89.9, it's just that. There is no rounding up or down.
- Aug 2, '12 by pants_19ilovepatho, I'm in Illinois...are you?Last edit by pants_19 on Aug 2, '12 : Reason: tired brain...
- Aug 2, '12 by Adri :)Our program doesn't round up or down. Your points are as is. We have to have 70% to pass. However, if your test grade is below 75%, you are required to attend tutoring. We also have a medication math test each semester that your required to make 100% on or you will be dropped regardless of your grade. You also don't have the option to not submit assignments and take a zero. If you don't have every assignment turned in, you will not pass, regardless of your grade.
- Aug 2, '12 by ClodhopperQuote from studentdrtobeYup! Whining is whining, regardless of how it initially presented. Some teachers round, some don't. It is a fact of life and their sole prerogative as to how they want to proceed with grades. If you don't like a particular prof's grading policy, then find another or simply 'suck it up' if you cannot... or drop out of nursing....+1.
Best post of the thread!