AP Calculus Curve In the first semester only of my AP Calculus class I use the following curve or weighting policy: For each major exam which takes place every three weeks or approximately 3 times during a marking period the student receives a grade equal to their raw % score plus an additional 50% of their points lost, only after CORRECTIONS have been made. By way of two examples: 1) Student A receives a raw % grade of 40 out of 60 points plus 50% of the 20 CORRECTED points not initially received for a total score of 50 out of 60 or 83%. 2) Student B receives a raw % grade of 30 out of 40 points plus 50% of the 10 CORRECTED points not initially received for a total score of 35 out of 40 or 88%. I generally issue work that will total approximately 250 to 300 points per marking period, no more than ½ of which will come from the above mentioned exams. My homework scores, quiz grades, and problem sets are not curved in any way. The above policy has been applied for the 15 years that I’ve run the AP program and I’ve seen strong correlation between my local grades and national scores on the May Assessment.