## Curve wizards your help is needed (specific class problem)

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burtonrideclub

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### Curve wizards your help is needed (specific class problem)

Due to a teacher illness, our Business Associations class is going to be graded on a 3.5 curve instead of our standard 3.3. On the usual 3.3, about a third of the class gets A range grades. How much of a difference will the 3.5 curve make on this distribution.

I'm sure the math to do this is simple, but I was a government major for a reason.

Thanks

Extension_Cord

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### Re: Curve wizards your help is needed (specific class problem)

Does it even matter what your letter grade is? Your rank is a better reflection in the end

5ky

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### Re: Curve wizards your help is needed (specific class problem)

It means roughly that instead of 1/3 getting A range grades, about 1/2 should get A range grades now, if the school tries to keep the curve at least semi-normally distributed.

For instance, instead of a 10 B-, 20 B, 40 B+, 20 A-, 10 A curve of 100 grades (median 3.3, mean 3.3), it could look something like 5 B-, 15 B, 30 B+, 35 A-, 15 A (median 3.5, mean 3.47).