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SUSAN PARRISH

Music Fundamentals Online (MUS 6)

Grading System

GRADING

The class week begins on Mondays and all Quizzes, Homework Assignments are due the following Monday 9 am (PST). To receive full credit, weekly assignments must be completed and submitted by the due date. NO EXCEPTIONS! Late submissions and incomplete assignments will have points deducted.

Your grade is determined on a simple percentage basis of the total number of points you earn as shown below. Every graded assignment is assigned a specific number of points. You can keep track of your progress in the My Grades tool within Blackboard, by adding up your points as they are posted.

Total Points
100%
2000
A
90%
1800
B
80%
1600
C
70%
1400
D
60%
1200

 

You will be assigned more than 2000 points worth of graded assignments. This allows you to skip or miss some assignments without jeopardizing your grade. There will also be optional and extra credit assignments available throughout the term.

The 8 Proficiency Exams are however mandatory. You must score a passing grade (80%) on each exam. Failure to complete or pass them them will lower your final grade by one grade each. These Proficiency Exams replace both the Midterm and Final Exams.

PERCENTAGE POINTS

The table below shows the categories of graded assignments and their approximate weight by percent of your final grade:

Weekly Homework Assignments
75%
Proficiency Exams
15%
Weekly Quizzes
10%

If you take the class for P/NP, you must get at least 70% or 1400 points to receive pass the class. Please notify the instructor if you are choosing the P/NP option.