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Normal Distribution, Bell Curves, and Grades

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When students talk about "grading on the curve," how does that apply to the normal distribution?

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Grading on the curve refers to grading each student based on where that student stands relative to all others in the same section, and giving the same distribution of grades to all sections of the same class. The term "curve" refers to the bell curve, usually to the normal distribution curve.

When a professor grades on a curve, the mean score of the class is calculated and that becomes the center (high point) of the bell ...

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This solution provides an overview of the normal distribution in relation to grading students.

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