I'm curious as to how this gets equalized across sections in LS. Is the top 1/3 of each section calculated, and that becomes the top 1/3 of the class (entire 1L class)? If the teacher's have discretion to give higher or lower grades, that's the only way that seems fair. Otherwise, if a teacher (ore more than one) in a section likes giving out A+'s, you could have a much higher ratio of higher ranked students in one section, which I don't believe actually ever happens. Anybody know?

At least at my school the prof has discretion on how to distribute grades to create the median. If the curb is a B+, the proffessor is within his/her discression to give every person in the class a B+, or to give out only As and Cs with nothing in between.

Quote from: nealric on March 11, 2008, 11:22:55 AMAt least at my school the prof has discretion on how to distribute grades to create the median. If the curb is a B+, the proffessor is within his/her discression to give every person in the class a B+, or to give out only As and Cs with nothing in between. If the prof only gave out A's and C's, then the median couldn't be a B+. It would either be an A or a C.

Quote from: Lindbergh on July 27, 2008, 06:56:20 AMQuote from: nealric on March 11, 2008, 11:22:55 AMAt least at my school the prof has discretion on how to distribute grades to create the median. If the curb is a B+, the proffessor is within his/her discression to give every person in the class a B+, or to give out only As and Cs with nothing in between. If the prof only gave out A's and C's, then the median couldn't be a B+. It would either be an A or a C. It could also be a B.

Nope. The median is the grade of the student that's right in the middle of the entire class. If no student gets a B, there's no way the median can be a B (even though the Curve itself could be set at B or B+).

If the prof only gave out A's and C's, then the median couldn't be a B+. It would either be an A or a C.

Quote from: Lindbergh on July 27, 2008, 02:04:51 PMNope. The median is the grade of the student that's right in the middle of the entire class. If no student gets a B, there's no way the median can be a B (even though the Curve itself could be set at B or B+). If there are an odd number of students, then yes, it would have to be an A or C. However if there are an even number of students and 1/2 get As and 1/2 get Cs then the median will be a B.