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It seems like every math course has something unique in how things are graded.

1) What are some interesting grading systems you have seen/used? (include curving types, etc.)

2) What are some pros and cons to this particular system?

3) Would you use it again if you have used it yourself?

One system for grading a final exam that I recently came across was this.

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closed as off topic by Mark Sapir, Andrés E. Caicedo, Harald Hanche-Olsen, Pete L. Clark, Ben Webster Dec 13 '10 at 19:02

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Willie has just opened a meta thread Please direct all comments about the appropriateness of this question there. – Scott Morrison Dec 13 '10 at 16:49
I voted to close because it is not a research question. In general I think that all curving methods amount to "inverse cheating". – Mark Sapir Dec 13 '10 at 16:50
For the record, I have yet to see students do well on an intricate grading system like the one the OP linked to. I understand the drive to reward complete solvers over point gleaners, but devise an overly sophisticated systems and students won't act naturally because they don't see clearly where their best strategy lies. – Thierry Zell Dec 13 '10 at 22:34

I recall $10\sqrt x$ at the Hebrew University.

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