# Midterm 1 and Current Course Grades in Finance 4335

I just uploaded the midterm 1 grades, along with current attendance/participation, quiz, problem set, and Finance 4335 course grades, to Canvas.

As stated in the course syllabus, final numeric course grades will be determined according to the following equation:

Final Course Numeric Grade =.10(Attendance and Participation) +.10(Quizzes) +.20(Problem Sets) + Max{.20(Midterm Exam 1) +.20(Midterm Exam 2) +.20(Final Exam),.20(Midterm Exam 1) +.40(Final Exam),.20(Midterm Exam 2) +.40(Final Exam)}

As I noted in my February 25th blog posting entitled “Finance 4335 Grades on Canvas”, as the spring semester progresses and I continue to collect grades in the attendance, quiz, problem set, and exam categories, then the course grade listed on Canvas will dynamically incorporate that information on a timely basis for each student; now that we have Midterm 1 Exam grades, the equation that I am now using (until Midterm 2) is:

Course Numeric Grade after Midterm 1 = (.10(Attendance and Participation) +.10(Quizzes) +.20(Problem Sets) +.20(Midterm 1))/.6

There are n = 29 students enrolled in Finance 4335. Here are the current grade statistics, broken down by grade category:

As you can see from this table, more than half of the students enrolled in Finance 4335 have scored the mean or higher in all grade categories other than quizzes (since in all but the quiz category, the median is higher than the mean). Although actual letter grades won’t be assigned until after the final exam, hypothetically, you can determine where your course letter grade currently stands by comparing it with the course letter grade schedule that also appears in the course syllabus:

If you are disappointed by your performance to date in Finance 4335, keep in mind that the final exam grade automatically double counts in place of a lower midterm exam grade. In case both midterm exam grades are lower than the final exam grade, then the final exam grade replaces the lower of the two midterm exam grades.

If any of you would like to have a chat with me about your grades in Finance 4335, then by all means, stop by my office (Foster 320.39) 3:30-4:30 pm TR, or set up a Zoom appointment with me.