CIS 110 Exams
Regrade request form This page includes information on the mid-term and final exams, as well as exams and solutions from previous semesters. Keep in mind that the selection and order of topics varies some from semester to semester, so old exams may include questions that are not relevant to this semester, and they may not cover all topics.
Mid-term and final exam procedures are governed by rules designed to prevent distraction to other exam takers. Following these rules is important not only for the integrity of the exam, but out of respect for your fellow students. The general procedures are listed below, but are subject to change depending on the particular exam circumstances.
- Exams begin on time. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you will not be seated. In no event will you receive extra time to compensate for arriving late.
- You may not leave the room during the first 30 minutes or last 15 minutes of the exam.
- You must stop writing as soon as time is called. If you do not stop writing promptly, you may receive a 0 on the exam.
- You must turn in all work, including scratch paper. We will have staplers for you to attach it to your exam. We are not responsible for any loose pages of your exam.
- Food and drink are forbidden, including water and gum. Spills are extremely distracting to your fellow test takers.
- Proctors will seat you, starting in the front of the room and working back. You may not choose your own seat. Space permitting, we seat students in alternate seats, two rows out of three. This ensures that proctors can reach everyone quickly and quietly to answer questions during the exam. If you are left-handed, proctors will help you find a left-handed desk to sit at.
- Turn off phones and other noise-making devices before entering the exam room. If your phone rings or vibrates in the exam room you will receive a significant point deduction.
- Get out any writing implements you will need before entering the exam room. Once you are seated, you my not open your bag for any reason. We will have pencils and scratch paper available for anyone who needs it.
- You may write in pen or pencil, in any color except red or pink. We use red for grading. Some students find it helpful to write code in multiple colors, similar to DrJava's syntax highlighting. You are welcome to do so as long as you avoid red.
- You must take the exam at the scheduled time and location unless you have received explicit permission otherwise. Oversleeping and late arrival are not valid reasons to make up an exam. Students entitled to special accommodations must arrange to take their exam at SDS. You will be required to submit a doctor's note in the event of illness.
- Date: Tuesday, 12 February
- Grading Scale: The median on this exam was 68/90. The
standard deviation was 14.73. The approximate letter grade
ranges are listed below. We do not give more specific guidance on
midterm grades: final grades are computed in accordance with the
- A: >= 72
- B: 58 - 71
- C: 38 - 57
- D: <= 38
- You can find out your exam grade by picking up your exam. Midterm grades will not be posted to the submissions and scores page until at least Feb. 20. This delay is intended to encourage you to pick up your exam.
- You may pick your exam up from Laura Fox in Levine 308. Laura is in most days from 9:00 - 4:00. You may only pick up your own exam, not anyone else's. If Laura is not available, you must come back another time.
- Regrade requests. Review your exam carefully for grading errors including clerical errors copying scores from inside pages to the front of the exam and entering them in the online system (once grades are available online). If you believe there is a grading error, fill out a Regrade request form, and submit it with your original exam to one of your TAs. This is the only way to request an exam regrade. The dealine for midterm regrade requests is your recitation on Feb. 27/28.
- Midterm exam and answers:
Exam Questions Answers Main Exam Questions Answers Make-Up Exam Questions Answers
- Past exams:
Exam Questions Answers Spread Fall 2012 Questions Answers Mean: 28/50, Std. Dev.: 7.11 Summer 2012 Questions Answers Mean: 29/50, Std. Dev.: 6.76 Spring 2012 Questions Answers Mean: 40/60, Std. Dev.: 11.24 Practice Midterm Questions Answers N/A
- Date: Monday, 29 April
- Time: 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
- Grading Scale: The median on this exam was 45/98. The standard deviation was 13.48. No letter grade guidance will be given for the final exam. Such guidance would be confusing and meaningless since your course grade is available at the same time and is calculated by combined the curved scores from different parts of the course, not by combining letter grades calculations.
- You can find out your exam grade by picking up your exam. Scores will also be released online at the same time final course grades are made available.
- You may pick your exam up from Laura Fox in Levine 308. Laura is in most days from 9:00 - 4:00. You may only pick up your own exam, not anyone else's. If Laura is not available, you must come back another time. Exams will be available until at least September 11 (two weeks into Fall term).
- Regrade requests. Review your exam carefully for grading errors including clerical errors copying scores from inside pages to the front of the exam and entering them in the online system (once grades are available online). If you believe there is a grading error, fill out a Regrade request form, and submit it with your original exam to Laura Fox in Levine 308, or to Dr. Brown's box in Levine 302. This is the only way to request an exam regrade. Laura is not available at all times, and Levine 302 is not open at all times; both are generally closed on weekends and after 5:00pm, so don't wait to the last minute to submit a regrade request. Dr. Brown will be moving offices during the Spring regrade period, and again in August, so do not bring regrade requests to his office. They will almost certainly get lost.
- Regrade requests will be accpted through Wednesday, May 16 and again from Wednesday, August 28 - Wednesday, September 11 (the first two weeks of Fall term).
- If your final exam grade changes as a result of a regrade request, you course grade will automatically be adjusted if necessary.
- Final exam and answers:
Exam Questions Answers Spring 2013 Final Exam Questions Answers
- Past exams:
|Fall 2012||Questions||Answers||Mean: 55.5/96, Std. Dev.: 15.81|
|Summer 2012||Questions||Answers||Mean: 43/80, Std. Dev.: 12|
|Spring 2012||Questions||Answers||Mean: 40/90, Std. Dev.: 15|