# Database Theory

## Autumn, 2010

• Three exams will be given.

• On each exam, if at least one person scores at least 90% on the exam, all the grades for that exam will be "scaled" by dividing through by the high grade for that exam. If no one gets 90% for the exam, no one's exam will be scaled

• Individual student exam grades will be multiplied by how the relative weight of that exam; and the results totaled for each student.

• Then, grades will be allocated as follows:

Without plus/minus grades: students getting the following grade ranges are guaranteed the grades shown. In some special cases, a student below a grade threshold may be given a higher grade.

• 90-100 = A
• 80-89 = B
• 70-79 = C
• below 70 = fail

• 90-100 = A
• 80-89 = B
• 70-79 = C
• 60-69 = D
• below 60 = F

With plus/minus grades: Before the first examination taken in the course, students may opt to be graded on the plus/minus basis. After the first examination taken, students may not change how they are graded in the course.

• 92-100 = A
• 90-91 = A-
• 88-89 = B+
• 82-87 = B
• 80-81 = B-
• 78-79 = C+
• 72-78 = C
• 68-71 = C-
• below 68 = fail

• 92-100 = A
• 90-91 = A-
• 88-89 = B+
• 82-87 = B
• 80-81 = B-
• 78-79 = C+
• 72-78 = C
• 70-71 = C-
• 68-69 = D+
• 62-67 = D
• 58-61 = D-
• below 58= F

• Pass/Fail grades: A student must earn a "C" grade to get a "P"

• Any request for exam grade changes must occur within one week after the exams are returned. Otherwise, your exam will not be considered for regrading.

• Test Grade Outlier: Occasionally, a student may have a test grade that appears to be an anomaly or outlier. This would be an examination 1 or 2 examination grade that is at least 20% lower than the other examination 1 or 2 grade as well as the examination 3 grade. If a student has an examination grade for either examination 1 or 2 and the grades for both of the two other examinations are at least 20% higher, the instructor, may, at his discretion, assign a course grade higher than the student would otherwise receive.

• Graduate students will be failed if they do not perform