Grading Checkpoints
How your Design + Capstone checkpoints will be graded

SCORING SYSTEM

  • Every checkpoint is graded on the tier system below (0, 50, 65, 75, 85, 95, 100)

  • Mr. M will be looking for the following:

    • If you followed all submission procedures for the checkpoint

    • How well you met your goals

    • For missed or delayed goals, both your communication on the issue + its relative difficulty

    • The status of your team's design document

S Tier (100%)

Your project is ahead of schedule

To get an S, it means that you have...

  • Exceeded your goals

  • You followed all turn-in procedures correctly

  • No goals were reduced or delayed during this last checkpoint, unless they were replaced with other equally (or more ambitious) content.

  • An exemplary and up to date design document

A Tier (95%)

Your project is on track

To get an A, it means that you have...

  • Met your goals

  • Followed all turn-in procedures correctly

  • Approval for any goal modifications well in advance of the checkpoint

  • A clear, organized, and up to date design document

B Tier (85%)

Your project is a little bit off

If you got a B, it means you might...

  • Be missing a minor goal

  • Have failed to submit your project properly or be unprepared to present

  • Modified a major goal with approval, but at the last minute

  • Have a design document that isn't useful, but at least it's not incorrect

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

  • Have failed to submit your project properly or be unprepared to present

  • Significantly changed your project at the last minute

  • Have a design document that is misleading, unclear, or wildly out of date

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  • Have a program that technically runs, but is out of date or unstable.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