Grade Scale

Over the course of the quarter, you can accumulate 106 points (10 points per weekly objective/activity, 4 points site and self assessment, and 2 points extra credit.  Each week for the first 9 weeks, maximum points are awarded thus:  3 points for the reading assignment, 4 points for the writing task, and 3 points for the relevant quote from resources.  For week ten a maximum of 10 points are awarded for the world view. These points will total 100.  For week 11 a maximum of 4 points extra credit are awarded for the self and site assessment. There are an additional 2 points extra credit within the course guide for a grand total of 106 points.

The basis for assigning points is a combination of clarity and completeness.  Clear writing is the ability to address a tangible, visible, and audible reality that "communicates to an audience." Given a common culture (or at least a high school education), simple sentences in the active voice never fail to communicate. "I ate the cookies and they tasted great" is clearer than "The cookies were consumed and described as succulent morsels." Completeness is more or less explaining the question or issue at hand (author's thesis), describing the main ideas, and, as a learner,  forming a personal point of view.  If you have questions about punctuation, brevity, relevance, audience, etc., go to www.casad.org/writingsiteresource.htm.

The points are always posted on your returned homework.

The points will produce a decimal grade like this: 106-97(4.0), 96(3.9), 95(3.8), 94(3.7), 93(3.6), 92(3.5), 91(3.4), 90(3.3), 89(3.2), 88(3.1), 87(3.0), 86(2.9) ...67(1.0 the lowest passing grade).  

Points

Grade

106-97

4.0

96

3.9

95

3.8

94

3.6

93

3.6

92

3.5

91

3.4

90

3.3

89

3.2

88

3.1

87

3.0

77

2.0

75

1.8

67

1.0

   Points  1.0 is lowest passing grade

Back to www.casad.org