132 Exam Schedule, Spring 2017
Here's the exam schedule for the course. The dates were listed ahead of time in the Course Listing
Book and in the course description in WebStac so that everyone would
know the schedule when registering and not be taken by surprise.
The material to be covered on each exam will be announced a few days ahead of time on the "Bulletin Board" on the main page of this syllabus.
Your exam room might be different from the regular lecture room. On the day of the exam, you can locate your room by using the link Exam Seat. You will have an assigned seat in the exam room. You should arrive a few minutes early before the exam so that you can locate your seat. The exam proctors will help you if there's any problem.
Proctors might sometimes ask a student to occupy a seat other than the assigned one. Please talk with a proctor if there is any serious problem with your seat.
consist of 14 multiple choice questions (worth 5 points
each), 5 "true/false" questions worth 1 point each, and a
"written response" section worth 25 points. The final
exam will not have a hand-graded section because of the College's
required rapid turnaround time for submitting course grades. Each
student's total exam
score will be boosted by the same amount (if necessary) ro raise exam
mean for the class to 75/100 (B).
You will mark your answers to multiple choice and T/F questions on a data card which will be machine-graded and these results posted online, usually the next day. When they're ready, you can check these exam results online: this "lookup" shows you your answer for each question and also the correct answer. Your written answers to the "free reponse" questions will be graded by hand and the results will be available within a week. All scores will be also be posted in Blackboard.
After the machine-scored part of the exam is graded, you will have until 4 p.m. the following Monday to check with me if you think there was some problem about mismarking your answer card or other such mechanical issue.
The hand-graded pages from the exam will be made available in the following week. We hope that this grading will be efficient but we are trying a new exam grading system this semester--so there might be a few bugs at the beginning.
Exams: Excused and Unexcused
If you receive an
absence from Professor Thornton for one of the in-semester exams, please
notify me. You
not take a make-up exam. Instead, at the end of the semester a statistical formula called
regression" will be used to estimate your
score based on your performance on the other three exams. (The
is complicated, but it takes into account the average class score on
exam and how far above or below the average you were on each exam you
take. Therefore, you're not penalized if the exam you missed was
one on which other students had high scores, and you don't gain any
advantage if you were excused from an exam on which scores were
An unnexcused absence from any exam receives a score of "0".