Course Grades

Your course grade will be determined by almost entirely by 4 assessments, according to the following percentages.

Assigment Points Percentage
Discussion board posting with two reply posts 120 11%
Three unproctored quizzes 60 each 16.3%
Three proctored tests 200 each 54.5%
Proctored final exam 200 18.2%
TOTAL POINTS 1100 100%

Grading Scale

The student must have a 60% assessment average and 60% overall course average to pass the course and Exam 2 must be passed with a grade of at least 75%. Exam 2 is the only assessment that can be taken TWO times--the remaining assessments can only be taken ONCE. You must pass Exam 2 with a grade of at least 75% in order to pass the course, regardless of your scores on the other tests. You will be allowed to retake this assessment once, in order to achieve a grade of 75% or higher. When I compute your final course grade, the grade that will be used for this test will be the average of all of your attempts.

NOVA Online proctored or major assessments are required to maintain compliance with our accreditation standards and the Higher Education Act’s identity verification requirements for online courses. College-wide, proctored or major assessments must prove identity. To accomplish this in online courses, students must show overall passing levels on the proctored or major assessments in order to pass the course.

In this online course, if your average score on all proctored or major assessments is a passing percentage of 60 percent or higher AND your score on Exam 2 is 75 percent or higher, then your grade will be calculated according to the scale in the table below. Otherwise, a final grade of F will be assigned.

Your final grade will be based on the following scale.

Grade Points Percentage>
A 990-1100 90-100
B 880-989 80-89
C 770-879 70-79
D 660-769 60-69
F 0-659 0-59