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Re: Compensating for final exam situation

Re: Compensating for final exam situation

From: Robert Dick <dickrp_at_avoiding.spam>
Date: Wed Jun 11 2008 - 04:29:21 CDT

> Hi Prof. Dick,
> If I were to take the test tomorrow, which I'm not even sure I can fit it
> in.. but anyway what happens if there are only 2 or so people that retook
> it? Normalizing it by the means would either put them both at average or
> really hurt 1 person and really help 1 person.

I will do my best to prevent insane things resulting from normalization by
using my judgment about the relative difficulties of the two exams. If the
second exam is hard, but everybody aces it, I won't peg them at the mean of
the other exam. If simple normalization doesn't cause anything unjust to
happen, I'll just use simple normalization.

-Robert Dick-
Received on Wed Jun 11 04:29:21 2008

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