Past grade distributions in Railsback's GLY 116 and GEOL 1122 lecture sections


 

 

Railsback's GLY 116 / GEOL 1122 Grades
 YEAR Enroll-
ment
 As  Bs  Cs  Ds  Fs  Ws % As & Bs
of non-Ws
Class GPA
1997 GLY 116 45 9 14 12 4 0 6   59%   2.72
Fall 1998 GEOL 1122 88 16 26 15 6 4 21   63%   2.66
Fall 1999 GEOL 1122 91 15 38 23 5 2 8   64%   2.71
Fall 2000 GEOL 1122 76 13 29 17 7 2 8   62%   2.65
Fall 2001 GEOL 1122 61 11 22 14 6 3 5   60%   2.57
Fall 2002 GEOL 1122 28 6 13 4 0 1 4   79%   2.96
Fall 2003 GEOL 1122 30 7 18 4 0 1a 0   83%   3.00
Fall 2004 GEOL 1122 45 15 15 6 0 1b 8   67%   3.16
Fall 2005 GEOL 1122 64 19 29 13 0 1c 2   77%   3.05
Fall 2006 GEOL 1122d 47 13 22 10 0 1d 1   76%   2.94
Fall 2007 GEOL 1122d 43 10 20 5 2 0 6   81%   2.98
Fall 2008 GEOL 1122d 29 9 10 3 0 0 7   86%   3.15
Spring 2009 GEOL 1122d 17 5 8 1 0 1e 2   87%   3.19
Fall 2009 GEOL 1122d 31 13 14 1 0 0 3   94%   3.37
Fall 2010 GEOL 1122d 27 9 11 4 0 0 3   83%   3.19
Fall 2011 GEOL 1122d 44 12 21 3 2a 1c 5   85%   3.06
Fall 2012 GEOL 1122d 44 18 18 7 1 0 1   82%   3.14
Fall 2013 GEOL 1122d 56 22 21 8 1 0 4   83%   3.24
Fall 2014 AM GEOL 1122d 56 22 21 4 1a 1b 7   88%   3.21
Fall 2014 PM GEOL 1122d 35 15 13 6 0 0 1   82%   3.28
Fall 2015 GEOL 1122d 76 28 34 6 0 1b 7   90%   3.29
Fall 2016 AM GEOL 1122d 35 12 11 4 0 0 7   82%   3.30
Fall 2016 PM GEOL 1122d 25 7 15 1 1 0 1   92%   3.10
Fall 2017 TR1 GEOL 1122d 15 4 4 1 0 1b 5   80%   3.10
Fall 2017 TR2 GEOL 1122d 46 16 17 9 0 0 4   79%   3.25
 YEAR Enroll-
ment
 As  Bs  Cs  Ds  Fs  Ws % As & Bs
of non-Ws
Class GPA
 

aThese people were never seen in lecture after the first week of classes.
bThis person did not show up for the final exam.
cThis person took neither the second midterm nor the final exam.
dGrades for 2006 and thereafter include "+"s and "-"s, but "+"s and "-"s are not shown to maintain consistency with previous years.
eThis person took none of the exams.

Persons unfamiliar with grade distributions and class GPAs may be unaware that
      Some students remain enrolled in classes to keep financial aid and loans, despite not taking exams.
      Some last-semester students take a course only to get the credits and aspire to only a D.
      Some students drift away from their University existence without terminating their enrollment.
The result of all three is that there are low grades that have nothing to do with how demanding a class was or was not.

 


 

Here are some of the histograms of grades on past exams. Some points to note are:
        1) The high score is always greater than 95 and is commonly 100, suggesting that these exams are not impossibly difficult.
        2) Distributions for Exam I typically include very low (<50) scores because some students fail to accept that they have to come to class and study to do well in the course.

 

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