Grades and grade points

I grade on a “grade point” basis. Here it the basic formula for interpreting grades.  For individual assignments (or individual questions on exams), I grade on a letter grade basis (A-, C+, B, etc.).  Those scores are entered in as grade points according to the following scale.

A = 4

A- = 3.5

B+ = 3.4

B = 3

B- = 2.5

C+ = 2.4

C = 2

C- = 1.5

D+ = 1.4

D = 1

D- = 0.5

F = 0

Course grade is based on the weighted (20% of grade, etc.) cumulative value of the individual assignments, and is calculated according to the following scale. 

3.6 – 4.0  A

  3.5  A-

   3.4  B+

 2.6 – 3.3  B

   2.5  B-

     2.4  C+

  1.6 – 2.3 C

   1.5  C-

   1.4 D+

 0.6 – 1.3 D

   0.5 D-

 0.0 – 0.4 F