The data below are from Spring 2011, and support the suggestion that students are well advised to follow level recommendations on precalculus. If the placement test indicates a precalc deficiency, and the student proceeds to calculus, ignoring the level recommendation, then there appears to be a significantly increased risk of receiving a grade below C-, which then typically means that the student will be forced to retake MATH 1271. ---------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY OF RESULTS: Among those who scored 95 - 100 on the precalc midterm, 32/38 = 84% received C- or better for the course. Among those who scored 90 - 94 on the precalc midterm, 27/35 = 77% received C- or better for the course. Among those who scored 85 - 89 on the precalc midterm, 19/40 = 48% received C- or better for the course. Among those who scored 80 - 84 on the precalc midterm, 14/28 = 50% received C- or better for the course. Among those who scored 70 - 79 on the precalc midterm, 11/24 = 46% received C- or better for the course. Among those who scored 0 - 69 on the precalc midterm, 2/19 = 11% received C- or better for the course. ---------------------------------------------------------------- RAW DATA: First column has scores (out of 100) on Midterm 01 (on precalculus). Second column has final course total points (out of 10000), followed by course letter grade. 100 9715.00 (A ) 100 9480.71 (A ) 100 9268.57 (A ) 100 9257.14 (A ) 100 9101.43 (A ) 100 9092.86 (A ) 100 8804.29 (A-) 100 8386.43 (A-) 100 7544.29 (B-) 100 7376.43 (C+) 100 7230.00 (C+) 100 6947.86 (C ) 100 6751.43 (C ) 100 6162.86 (D+) 100 5007.86 (F ) 098 7087.14 (C ) 098 6935.71 (C ) 096 8220.71 (B+) 096 7316.43 (C+) 096 6685.71 (C ) 096 6257.14 (D+) 096 6119.29 (D+) 095 8795.00 (A-) 095 8549.29 (A-) 095 8089.29 (B ) 095 7897.86 (B ) 095 7740.71 (B ) 095 7283.57 (C+) 095 7251.43 (C+) 095 7136.43 (C+) 095 6847.14 (C ) 095 6822.86 (C ) 095 6659.29 (C-) 095 6644.29 (C-) 095 6454.29 (C-) 095 6312.86 (C-) 095 6219.29 (D+) 095 5976.43 (D ) 094 9145.71 (A ) 094 9020.00 (A ) 094 8966.43 (A ) 094 8671.43 (A-) 094 8665.71 (A-) 094 8385.00 (A-) 094 8317.86 (A-) 094 8302.14 (B+) 094 8284.29 (B+) 094 8102.14 (B+) 094 7450.71 (C+) 094 7280.00 (C+) 094 7177.14 (C+) 094 7113.57 (C+) 094 7042.86 (C ) 094 6887.86 (C ) 094 6780.00 (C ) 094 6776.43 (C ) 094 6619.29 (C-) 094 6513.57 (C-) 094 6070.00 (D+) 094 5846.43 (D ) 094 5479.29 (F ) 094 4768.57 (F ) 094 4371.43 (F ) 090 7359.29 (C+) 090 7222.14 (C+) 090 6689.29 (C ) 090 6592.14 (C-) 090 6550.00 (C-) 090 6447.14 (C-) 090 6372.14 (C-) 090 6284.29 (D+) 090 6060.71 (D+) 090 4037.86 (F ) 089 8139.29 (B+) 089 7907.14 (B ) 089 7529.29 (B-) 089 7455.00 (B-) 089 7433.57 (C+) 089 7238.57 (C+) 089 6500.71 (C-) 089 6435.00 (C-) 089 6227.14 (D+) 089 5957.14 (D ) 089 5832.86 (D ) 089 5767.86 (D ) 089 5635.71 (F ) 089 5597.14 (F ) 089 5574.29 (F ) 089 5358.57 (F ) 089 5169.29 (F ) 089 4218.57 (F ) 088 8635.71 (A-) 088 8252.14 (B+) 088 7945.00 (B ) 088 7704.29 (B-) 088 7290.00 (C+) 088 7165.71 (C+) 088 6732.14 (C ) 088 6357.14 (C-) 088 6142.86 (D+) 088 5369.29 (F ) 087 5739.29 (D ) 087 5688.57 (D ) 087 3590.00 (F ) 086 4742.14 (F ) 086 4527.86 (F ) 085 7327.86 (C+) 085 6706.43 (C ) 085 6400.00 (C-) 085 5572.14 (F ) 085 5414.29 (F ) 085 5205.71 (F ) 085 4715.71 (F ) 084 8067.14 (B ) 084 7870.00 (B ) 084 7536.43 (B-) 084 7274.29 (C+) 084 7103.57 (C ) 084 7043.57 (C ) 084 6776.43 (C ) 084 6255.71 (D+) 084 6208.57 (D+) 084 6040.71 (D+) 084 5778.57 (D ) 084 5453.57 (F ) 084 5382.14 (F ) 083 7672.86 (B-) 083 7210.00 (C+) 083 6996.43 (C ) 083 6547.14 (C-) 083 6489.29 (C-) 083 6488.57 (C-) 083 6310.00 (C-) 083 6205.00 (D+) 083 6184.29 (D+) 083 6010.71 (D ) 083 5671.43 (D ) 083 4743.57 (F ) 080 5990.71 (D ) 080 3817.86 (F ) 080 3473.57 (F ) 079 7389.29 (C+) 079 7177.86 (C+) 079 6078.57 (D+) 079 5351.43 (F ) 079 5222.14 (F ) 079 4831.43 (F ) 079 4256.43 (F ) 078 7220.71 (C+) 078 6891.43 (C ) 078 6342.86 (C-) 078 6266.43 (D+) 078 5600.00 (F ) 078 5372.14 (F ) 077 7353.57 (C+) 077 6985.71 (C ) 074 6286.43 (C-) 073 6597.14 (C-) 073 5984.29 (D ) 073 5552.86 (F ) 073 5247.86 (F ) 072 6067.14 (D+) 070 6610.71 (C-) 070 5577.14 (F ) 070 4822.14 (F ) 069 5872.86 (D ) 069 5588.57 (F ) 068 5769.29 (D ) 068 3550.71 (F ) 068 2916.43 (F ) 067 5642.86 (D ) 067 3956.43 (F ) 065 3378.57 (F ) 064 6645.00 (C-) 063 7568.57 (B-) 062 5748.57 (D ) 060 5626.43 (F ) 059 4195.71 (F ) 058 7017.86 (C ) 044 4060.71 (F ) 043 4155.00 (F ) 043 3746.43 (F ) 042 5493.57 (F ) 031 4446.43 (F )