About Dropping Scores

NOTE: all scores pre-COVID are droppable as we are not using this system for the second half of the semester.

d.tech’s 2019-2020 semester 2 policy outlines dropping outcome scores. Outcome scores are dropped– up to one for every outcome– when all of the following conditions are met:

  • The assignment is due on or before April 24th, 2020
  • Dropping the score improves your final average

CanvasCBL follows this policy. Also, when your score with and without dropping is identical, CanvasCBL chooses not to drop.

Examples

1 Outcome Score

Scores:

  • 3, assignment due before the cutoff date

Average: 3.00

This student’s outcome average is 3 because they have one score.

2 Outcome Scores

Scores:

  • 3, assignment due before the cutoff date
  • 4, assignment due before the cutoff date

Average: 4.00

This student’s outcome average is 4, because their lowest score was dropped.

Any number of identical scores

Scores:

  • 3, assignment due before the cutoff date
  • 3, assignment due after the cutoff date
  • 3, assignment due after the cutoff date
  • 3, assignment due before the cutoff date
  • 3, assignment due before the cutoff date

Average: 3.00

This student’s outcome average is 3, because all scores are identical. CanvasCBL will show that the lowest score was not dropped.

A variety of scores before the cutoff date

Scores:

  • 3, assignment due before the cutoff date
  • 4, assignment due before the cutoff date
  • 2, assignment due before the cutoff date
  • 1, assignment due before the cutoff date [dropped]
  • 3, assignment due before the cutoff date
  • 4, assignment due before the cutoff date
  • 2, assignment due before the cutoff date

Average: 3

This student’s outcome average is 3, because the lowest score, 1, was dropped.

A variety of scores before and after the cutoff date

  • 2, assignment due before the cutoff date [dropped]
  • 3, assignment due before the cutoff date
  • 2, assignment due before the cutoff date
  • 3, assignment due before the cutoff date
  • 4, assignment due before the cutoff date
  • 1, assignment due after the cutoff date
  • 2, assignment due after the cutoff date
  • 4, assignment due after the cutoff date

Average: 2.86

This student’s outcome average is 2.86, because their lowest droppable score has been dropped. Note that the dropped score is 2 (not 1) because 2 is the lowest score that is eligible to be dropped.

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