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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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A Mathematical Programming Approach To Aggregating Raw Scores Into A Course Grade

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Badreddine Jerbi



learning assessment, grade system, scores, aggregation, mixed integer program



Teachers use tests, quizzes, assignments, labs, exams… to evaluate the students' learning. This assessment leads to grades which are vital to students, their parents and teachers. The ways the scores are combined are diverse and differ from one course to another and different ways of combination may result in different grade. What is precarious is to see that a method of aggregation can result in a failure of a student and another method produces a success for the same student. In this paper and based on the results in a semester course, I try to find the best weights that have to be allocated to the tests, the quizzes, assignments, labs and exams with a a mixed linear program that if were used, they would have maximized the number of successes. An immediate benefit is to implement those weights for the following semester the course is offered.



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