Bloomington Campus Grade Distribution Reports

Data File Definitions (prior to Fall 2004)

The following data elements and field values are used in the data file (.xls) output for the Bloomington Campus Grade Distribution Reports for results prior to Fall 2004.

Data Column Explanation
YEARSEM The semester and year coded as YEAR/SEM (e.g., 19991 is First Semester 1999-00; 19992 is Second Semester 1999-00; 19993 is First Summer Session 1999 and 19994 is Second Summer Session 1999)
SECT This is the section number assigned to the class.
DEPT The course department is a three or four character department (ex., BUS, AFRO, CHEM, ENG, etc.)
CRSE This is the course number consisting of a letter and three digits (e.g. portion in bold here: ENG W131).
GRADEA+ This is the number of A+ grades awarded in this section.
GRADEA This is the number of A grades awarded.
GRADEA- This is the number of A- grades awarded.
GRADEB+ This is the number of B+ grades awarded.
GRADEB This is the number of B grades awarded.
GRADEB- This is the number of B- grades awarded.
GRADEC+ This is the number of C+ grades awarded.
GRADEC This is the number of C grades awarded.
GRADEC- This is the number of C- grades awarded.
GRADED+ This is the number of D+ grades awarded.
GRADED This is the number of D grades awarded.
GRADED- This is the number of D- grades awarded.
GRADEF This is the number of F grades awarded.
GRADEP This is the number of P grades awarded.
GRADES This is the number of S grades awarded.
GRADEI This is the number of I grades awarded.
GRADER This is the number of R grades awarded.
GRADEW This is the number of W grades awarded.
GRADENY This is the number of NY grades awarded.
GRADEWX This is the number of WX grades awarded.
GRADENC This is the number of NC grades awarded.
GRADENR This is the number of NR grades awarded.
GRADEOTHER This is the number of OTHER grades awarded.
GPAGRADES Total number of grades considered in computing grade point averages (A, B, C, D, F).
TOTALGRADES Total number of grades issued , including both GPA grades and non-GPA grades.
MAJORSPERCENT This is the percentage of students whose majors department matches the course department.
SECTGPA The average of all GPA grades awarded, computed using the following values:
  • A+ = 4.0
  • A = 4.0
  • A- = 3.7
  • B+ = 3.3
  • B = 3.0
  • B- = 2.7
  • C+ = 2.3
  • C = 2.0
  • C- = 1.7
  • D+ = 1.3
  • D = 1.0
  • D- = 0.7
  • F = 0.0
The section GPA is calculated by totaling the credit points for all GPA grades awarded and by dividing by the total number of GPA grades. In compliance with privacy regulations, class GPA is not provided if fewer than five students are enrolled in the department, course or section, or if the GPA grades were awarded and fewer than five students received GPA grades. FN grades are classified as an F grade on these reports.
AVECUMGPA The average student GPA is calculated by averaging the academic records GPAs of all students enrolled. The GPA level used for each student is the student's current GPA level (undergraduate or graduate). Grades awarded this semester are included in the average student GPA calculation. In compliance with privacy regulations, the average student GPA is not provided if fewer than five students are enrolled, or if GPA grades were awarded and fewer than five students received GPA grades.
INSTRUCTORNAME This is the instructor's name.