Student evaluation in CPSC 457 will be based on three course components: assignments (30%), midterm exam (20%), and final exam (50%).
CPSC 457 will have four programming assignments. In aggregate, the assignments count 30% toward your final grade. All assignments will be equally weighted, even though they are not all of equal difficulty.
The 75-minute midterm exam will take place in class in early March, on a date that is yet to be selected. The midterm exam will count 20% toward your final grade.
The 2-hour final exam will take place in mid-to-late April, as scheduled by the registrar. The final exam will count 50% toward your final grade.
Each of the foregoing components will be given a numerical score, using a percentage scale. The final percentage grade will be calculated using the weights indicated above, and then converted to a final letter grade for the University grading system.
The following approximate scale will be used. Percentage scores at or above 95% will receive an A+, while those at or above 90% will receive an A, and those at or above 85% will receive an A-. Percentage scores at or above 80% will receive a B+, while those at or above 75% will receive a B, and those at or above 70% will receive a B-. Percentage scores at or above 65% will receive a C+, while those at or above 60% will receive a C, and those at or above 55% will receive a C-. Among passing scores, those below 55% will receive a D. Percentage scores below 50% will receive an F.