How your Design + Capstone checkpoints will be graded
Every checkpoint is graded on the tier system below (0, 50, 65, 75, 85, 95, 105)
Mr. M will be looking for the following:
How well you met your goals
For missed or delayed goals, both your communication on the issue + its relative difficulty
S Tier (105%)
Your project goes above and beyond expectations
To get an S, it means that you have...
Exceeded your goals, either through one or both of the following:
Substantial progress into future checkpoint goals.
Exceptional implementation of all current goals.
No goals were reduced or delayed during this last checkpoint, unless they were replaced with other equally (or more ambitious) content.
A Tier (95%)
Your project is on track
To get an A, it means that you have...
Met your goals
Approval for any goal modifications well in advance of the checkpoint
B Tier (85%)
Your project is a little bit off
If you got a B, it means you might...
Be missing a minor goal
Modified a major goal with approval, but at the last minute
C Tier (75%)
Your project has a problems
If you got a C, it means you might...
Be missing up to 25% of your goals
Significantly changed your project at the last minute
D Tier (65%)
Your project is in danger of failing
If you got a D, it means you might...
Be missing up to 50% of your goals
Have a program that technically runs, but is out of date or unstable.
E Tier (50%)
Your project is in shambles
If you got an E, it means you might...
Be missing up to 75% of your goals
Not have a running program
Null Tier (0%)
Your project does not exist
If you scored a 0, it means you might have...
Failed to progress on your goals
Not submitted anything
Made a terrible mistake that you will rue for eternity