Exam Results

Well, the wait is finally over. First off, be sure to check Edline for your final, revised grade. The grade written on your exam (that I will return tomorrow in class) reflects the original scoring, without any “bump” or statistical adjustment. For this exam, each question was scored out of 10 points; and then a student’s total points was either divided by 30 possible points (SL1-3 questions) or 40 possible points (HL1-4 questions). In addition (save for a few extreme cases where a student’s effort did not warrant any compensation), the lowest grade awarded for an attempted response was 4/10; in other words, even if you “bombed” the exam, you still got something for trying. Finally each question was normed to reflect a more equitable distribution of scores. In reviewing each exam question at each class level (SL1, HL1), I opted to adjust all questions other than #4 upwards to reflect a more evenly distributed population of scores. This also resulted in a change in the overall average grade of each cohort group (SL1. HL1, as well as each class period) to a more equitable score.

  • SL1: Responses to Question 1 was given 1 additional point; Responses to Questions 2, 3, and 5 were given 2 additional points
  • HL1: Responses to Questions 1, 2, 3, and 5 were given 1 additional point

As you reflect on your responses and scoring, be sure that you take a good look at the Exam 1 Rubric. This is the framework that I used to score each exam. In this document, I list the exam instructions, the manner in which I differentiate between SL and HL responses, my general scoring rubric (same as the Journal Prompts), as well as my notes (including Page Numbers from the text). Obviously, I don’t expect each response to incorporate all of the facts outlined in my notes, but students did have to incorporate some of this information in their responses to receive excellent marks on the exam. Finally, students should download or otherwise save this document; it will be useful for study on future exams, as well as the IBO exam in 2010 and 2011.

Final Averages

  • Overall (All Classes): 76.58%
  • SL1: 74.63%
  • A Period: 74.44%
  • D Period: 75.30%
  • HL1: 79.25%
  • C Period: 80.36%
  • F Period: 76.67%

Final Grade Distributions (71 students took this exam)

Overall: Frequency (% of students earning this grade)

  • As: 18 (25.35%); there were THREE (3) 100%s in this group-CONGRATULATIONS!
  • Bs: 15 (21.13%); this means that 46.48% of students earned above an average grade
  • Cs: 17 (23.94%); this means that 70.42% of students earned a grade that was average or better
  • Ds: 10 (14.08%); this means that 84.51% of the students passed this exam
  • Fs: 11 (15.45%); this means that 29.58% of the students earned a grade that was below average

SL1 Classes

  • As: 10 (24.39%); including ONE (1) 100%
  • Bs: 7 (17.07%); this means that 41.46% of students earned above an average grade
  • Cs: 9 (21.95%); this means that 63.41%% of students earned a grade that was average or better
  • Ds: 7 (17.07%); this means that 80.49% of the students passed this exam
  • Fs: 8 (19.51%); this means that 36.59% of the students earned a grade that was below average

HL1 Classes

  • As: 8 (26.67%); including TWO (2) 100s%
  • Bs: 8 (26.67%); this means that 53.33% of students earned above an average grade
  • Cs: 8 (26.67%); this means that 80.00% of students earned a grade that was average or better
  • Ds: 3 (10.00%); this means that 90.00% of the students passed this exam
  • Fs: 3 (10.00%); this means that 20.00% of the students earned a grade that was below average

About Charlie Gleek

Ph.D. student in Comparative Studies and graduate instructor in the Department of English at Florida Atlantic University. My work takes place around intersections of postcolonial literature, quantitative literary analysis, and digital humanities.

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