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Grading

Grades will be based on weekly quizzes (multiple choice and/or true-false), a midterm exam (short answer), and a paper. Information about each of these aspects of the course is described below.

Weekly Quizzes
There will be weekly, non-cumulative quizzes. All quizzes are open book and will be timed. All quizzes will consist of 20 multiple choice and/or true-false questions that will include information covered in any material for that particular week (e.g., course readings, learning objectives, outlines, lectures, and power point presentations). Each of the weekly quizzes will consist of 20 multiple choice questions; you will have 30 minutes to complete each quiz between 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ALL QUIZZES WILL BE ON ANGEL.

Midterm Examination
There will also be one midterm examination that will be short answer. Students will be allowed 40 minutes to take this exam. There will be 10 questions that will cover material from the first half of the class.

The Midterm Examination will be available to take online ON ANGEL on the day of the exam from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Please plan carefully. Remember that each quiz and the midterm examination begins at 9 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. The closing time is very important. You must start the quiz or exam so that you can give yourself sufficient time to complete the quiz or exam by 9 p.m. Once time is up, if you have not already pressed the submit button, the test will automatically be submitted for you. Once you start a quiz or exam you must complete it; you cannot save it and continue it at a different time. ANGEL offers this option when you are taking an exam but since the time continues to tick away it is not a useful feature most of the time. It is useful if there is a problem with your internet connection and you want to reopen your browser. You also cannot have another browser window open when you are taking the quiz or exam. This can lead ANGEL to skip questions or close your exam.

As noted above, there is a tracking system in ANGEL for your protection and ours; it lets us know when exams were begun and submitted. All discrepancies between the student’s report and the ANGEL system will be investigated by the professor.

If there is a problem during an examination report it as soon as possible to the MSU helpline at 1-800-500-1554 or 517-355-2345. They will log the problem and, in turn, report it to us. These technical problems should be reported immediately (maximum within 6 hours). You may also report the problem to us (although we are not available 24/7 like the Helpline). If there is a system problem, it helps us more quickly to discover what went wrong if we hear from several students. If it is just a problem with your computer, they can help problem solve that issue too.

Because of the generous amount of time allotted for students to take each quiz and exam, there will not be a need to offer make ups. There are only two exceptions to this rule: students who have a significant illness or who have a serious family problem (e.g., death, funeral). Students will be required to document the veracity of these incidents if they request a make-up quiz or exam. Students who do not provide adequate documentation will receive a grade of zero for that quiz or exam. Submit the documentation by attaching it to an email or by following the procedure below:

1. FAX the information to: 517-432-2476.
2. Include a cover sheet that says:
To: Dr. Bogat
From: [your name]
Subject: Psy 493 Missed Exam Documentation.
3. Then send an email to Dr. Bogat (**bogat@msu.edu**)

PSY 493: Child Maltreatment Grading Scale

Course Requirements
% of Total Grade
Total Points
Weekly Quiz 1
5%
20
Weekly Quiz 2
5%
20
Weekly Quiz 3
5%
20
Weekly Quiz 4
5%
20
Weekly Quiz 5
5%
20
Midterm Examination
35%
100
Final Paper
40%
100
Possible Total
100%
300
Your final grade will be calculated based upon the total number of points you have accumulated across the semester.
Points
Percent
Grade
270-300
90-100%
4.0
255-269
85-89%
3.5
240-254
80-84%
3.0
225-239
75-79%
2.5
210-224
70-74%
2.0
195-209
65-69%
1.5
180-194
60-64%
1.0
< 179
0-59%
0

PSY 493: Child Maltreatment Grading Scale

Course Requirements
% of Total Grade
Total Points
Weekly Quiz 1
5%
20
Weekly Quiz 2
5%
20
Weekly Quiz 3
5%
20
Weekly Quiz 4
5%
20
Weekly Quiz 5
5%
20
Midterm Examination
35%
100
Final Paper
40%
100
Possible Total
100%
300
Your final grade will be calculated based upon the total number of points you have accumulated across the semester.
Points
Percent
Grade
270-300
90-100%
4.0
255-269
85-89%
3.5
240-254
80-84%
3.0
225-239
75-79%
2.5
210-224
70-74%
2.0
195-209
65-69%
1.5
180-194
60-64%
1.0
< 179
0-59%
0