Astronomy 161:
An Introduction to Solar System Astronomy Prof. Richard Pogge, MTWThF 9:30 |

- In-Class Quiz 1:
**Friday, October 6** - In-Class Quiz 2:
**Friday, October 20** - In-Class Quiz 3:
**Friday, November 3** - In-Class Quiz 4:
**Friday, November 17** - Final Exam:
**Wednesday, December 6, 7:30-9:18am**

All in-class quizzes are held at the normal class time, 9:30-10:18am in
Stillman 100. You will have the entire class time to take the quizzes.
The Final Exam is in the same classroom, but at a much earlier time
(**7:30am**), and it will last two class periods (7:30-9:18am).

- Quiz 1 Study Guide
- Quiz 2 Study Guide
- Quiz 3 Study Guide
- Quiz 4 Study Guide
- End-of-Quarter Study Guide

How do you use these study guides? See How To Study for the Quizzes, which is some general advice that past students of mine have found useful.

Below are statistical summaries of the results of the in-class quizzes,
and copies of the grade histograms. Letter grade ranges are not divided
into +/- grade boundaries (although +/- grades *will* be computed
and reckoned as part of the final grading). In general, the top quarter
of each range is +, and the bottom quarter is -, but this can vary a
little from quiz-to-quiz.

Federal Law requires that all individual students records be kept confidential, and as such individual test scores are not available electronically or by phone. Please see the professor or the TA in-person to retrieve your quiz and score sheets and so learn your grade.

For those of you wondering what all of the numbers mean, how the divisions among scores was derived, and how your grade is actually computed, see these additional pages:

- Statistics [Raw (Percent out of 50)]:
- Mean: 34.81 (69.62%)
- Median: 36 (72%)
- Spread: 6.94 (13.88%)
- Grade Cutoffs [Raw (Percent out of 50)]
- A: 42-50 (84-100%)
- B: 35-41 (70-82%)
- C: 28-34 (56-68%)
- D: 23-27 (46-54%)
- E: 0-22 (0-44%)
- Grade Curve Plot (36k JPEG)
- The red arrow shows the median score and the green arrow shows the mean score. Note that 1 question is worth 2%.

- Statistics [Raw (Percent out of 50)]:
- Mean: 34.12 (68.24%)
- Median: 35 (70%)
- Spread: 8.16 (16.32%)
- Grade Cutoffs [Raw (Percent out of 50)]
- A: 42-50 (84-100%)
- B: 35-41 (70-82%)
- C: 28-34 (56-68%)
- D: 23-27 (46-54%)
- E: 0-22 (0-44%)
- Grade Curve Plot (36k JPEG)
- The red arrow indicates the median score. Note that 1 question is worth 2%.

- Statistics [Raw (Percent out of 50)]:
- Mean: 37.26 (74.52%)
- Median: 39 (78%)
- Spread: 7.66 (15.32%)
- Grade Cutoffs [Raw (Percent out of 50)]
- A: 43-50 (86-100%)
- B: 36-42 (72-84%)
- C: 29-35 (58-70%)
- D: 24-28 (48-56%)
- E: 0-23 (0-46%)
- Grade Curve Plot (50k JPEG)
- The red arrow indicates the median score, the green arrow indicates the mean score. Note that 1 question is worth 2%.

50 Questions, multiple-choice

- Statistics [Raw (Percent out of 50)]:
- Mean: 37.09 (74.18%)
- Median: 38 (76%)
- Spread: 7.02 (14.04%)
- Grade Cutoffs [Raw (Percent out of 50)]
- A: 42-50 (84-100%)
- B: 35-41 (70-82%)
- C: 28-34 (56-68%)
- D: 23-27 (46-54%)
- E: 0-22 (0-44%)
- Grade Curve Plot (51k)
- The red arrow indicates the median score.

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Updated: 2006 November 20

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