Grading

A detailed information about grading can be found in the introductory slides presented at the first lecture. 

The final grade (G1) is the harmonic mean (with equal weights) of the theory (T) and labs (L), i.e. is given by the formula  2/G1 = 1/T + 1 /L . The final grade (G) is the grade obtain in G1 rounded to the nearest half-integer. For example if your theory and practice grades are respectively 3.3 and 5.1, your final grade is 4.01, which will be rounded to 4.0. Note that we only round the final grade (G).

The theory grade (T1) is either the arithmetic mean with weight 40% and 60% of the short tests grade (S) and final exam grade (F) or the final exam grade, whatever is better , i.e. T1 =max(E, 0.4 S + 0.6 F). Note that the final theory grade cannot be greater than 6 (even with the bonuses for the research exercises), i.e. T=min(6,T1+bonus research exercise test)

The lab grade (L) is the average of the labs (Lab0 counts as half-lab). Also, the lab grade cannot be greater than 6.

Last, the short tests grade (S) is the average of your best 5 tests.

For your convenience, the table below gives examples of  harmonic means for numbers between 1 and 6. 

Practice Grade\Theory Grade

1

1.5

2

2.5

3

3.5

4

4.5

5

5.5

6

1

1.00

1.20

1.33

1.43

1.50

1.56

1.60

1.64

1.67

1.69

1.71

1.5

1.20

1.50

1.71

1.88

2.00

2.10

2.18

2.25

2.31

2.36

2.40

2

1.33

1.71

2.00

2.22

2.40

2.55

2.67

2.77

2.86

2.93

3.00

2.5

1.43

1.88

2.22

2.50

2.73

2.92

3.08

3.21

3.33

3.44

3.53

3

1.50

2.00

2.40

2.73

3.00

3.23

3.43

3.60

3.75

3.88

4.00

3.5

1.56

2.10

2.55

2.92

3.23

3.50

3.73

3.94

4.12

4.28

4.42

4

1.60

2.18

2.67

3.08

3.43

3.73

4.00

4.24

4.44

4.63

4.80

4.5

1.64

2.25

2.77

3.21

3.60

3.94

4.24

4.50

4.74

4.95

5.14

5

1.67

2.31

2.86

3.33

3.75

4.12

4.44

4.74

5.00

5.24

5.45

5.5

1.69

2.36

2.93

3.44

3.88

4.28

4.63

4.95

5.24

5.50

5.74

6

1.71

2.40

3.00

3.53

4.00

4.42

4.80

5.14

5.45

5.74

6.00

 

Last modified: Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 12:27 PM