BmoreOrLess wrote:registering wrote:Anonymous User wrote:I think it was about 60% A/A-s. I was in that class. The professor accidentally sorted his Excel spreadsheet without noticing, so all the exam numbers got jumbled around. Needless to say, it was a mess.
That might help explain why their top third/15%/10% cutoffs are higher than everyone else's.
I doubt it will have a hugggge class-wide impact, and the biggest impact would come from the incorrect A-'s. I suspect most, if not all, of the people who really got B-'s are people who would likely towards median/bottom 1/3 anyways (and almost certainly not in the top 10/15), so one A isn't going to swing it that much. If anything it would have an impact on the top third cutoffs, but it is highly doubtful it had an impact on the top 10/15.
We're also talking about a class that only had, what, 20-25 students, so the number of incorrect A/A-s is only like 6-7.