I Will Be Out The Rest Of The Week

Sorry everyone! I’d rather be at school than home sick this week. I took COVID tests on Monday and Tuesday, both of which came up negative. Then I took one on Wednesday, which came up positive. So I will be out the rest of the week with COVID.


AP COMP SCI A
Continue working on ICT Lesson 10. Continue to use the Pseudocode to help you. You will have two full periods after Thanksgiving break before the assignment is due. Keep making progress. When we get back on the Monday after Thanksgiving, I will discuss the things I planned on discussing Friday.


AP COMP SCI PRINCIPLES
You should at least complete through Unit 5.4. When we get back after Thanksgiving I will discuss Procedures with parameters, searching, and “reasonable time”.Also, Android tablets will likely not be available. Use the emulator or your personal phone.


INTRO MOBILE GAME
We will discuss adding touch controls for Android after Thanksgiving. Please keep working on your levels for the 2D platformer. Make sure you are checking the directions for the assignment as you work.


ADVANCED MOBILE GAME
Jay, keep working on your project. Make sure you are doing your daily journal entries.

Mr. Eliot Absent 11-16-2022

Hope you guys feel better than I do…

Hello students. I am very ill today, that’s why I’m home. So far, I have not tested positive for COVID. I will test again today and see where I’m at:

AP Computer Science A Period 01:
Continue to make progress on ICT L10. The due date will not change due to my absence, so please keep that in mind and keep making progress. Check the schedule on my website for more detail.

AP Computer Science Principles Period 02 and Period 03:
Start working on Mobile CSP Unit 5. Today, you should be working on Unit 5.1 and 5.2. Due dates will not change, so make sure you are making progress. Check the schedule on my website for more detail.

Intro Mobile Game Development:
Continue working on your 2D Platformer game. The due date will not change because I’m gone, so continue to make progress. We will add Mobile UI when I return instead of today. Check the schedule on my website for more detail.

Adv Mobile Game Development:
Continue being awesome Jay.

Special Note to 3rd period APCS-P

(1) Thank you all for your patience with the delay in getting back your Create Task assignments. There was an issue that I was discussing with some other AP Teachers online and the College Board, which required that I wait much longer than I wanted before returning those scores. If you have any questions, please email me.

(2) Final project scores are also posted. Thank you all for putting so much effort into these final projects for the class. I enjoyed grading and running this wide variety of great projects on my Android tablet at home.

(3) Final grades are posted on Aeries, and comments on each assignment are available on my website. If you have any questions, please email me.

Have a great summer, and thanks for your hard work and patience as I finalized grades.

–Mr. Eliot

Intro to Mobile Game Development Second Semester Grades

Intro to Mobile Game students. Thank you all for doing such a great job on your final game projects, and for being such a great class all year. Your final projects were graded yesterday, and I enjoyed playing many of the games. Your final grade is now on Aeries. If you have any questions about grades, please email me directly.

Have a great summer. –Mr. Eliot

Semester 02 Grades for AP Classes

FOR ALL AP CLASSES:

A reminder that final grades are not adjusted because the student was “close” to the next higher grade. As the course info packet from August 2021 states:

No grade adjustments are made for students who are “close” to a particular grade. So an 89.99% grade is a B+ grade, and will not be “rounded up” to an A- grade. Grades reflect mastery of course content, not the effort expended by the student during the final few weeks of class. Plan ahead, track your grade closely, and work in advance to earn the grade you desire.

Beyond this statement, I have scaled every quiz this year, I have scaled the semester final, and I have provided an extra credit project each semester to assist students in reaching the next higher grade. In short, I have done my part to assist every student in “moving up” to the next higher grade.

Thank you for all of your hard work in this class…

Sincerely,
Mr. Eliot

Semester 01 Grading Information for Students

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A:
The Semester Final was scaled down from 100 to 93 to accommodate students on the border between grades. So your final semester grade is now posted.

Sorry, but emailing me about how you missed a particular grade by one or two or eight or twelve points will have no effect. I direct your attention to the course info packet which states in part, “No grade adjustments are made for students who are “close” to a particular grade. So an 89.99% grade is a B+ grade, and will not be “rounded up” to an A- grade. I further remind you that all five quizzes were scaled, I provided an extra credit assignment, and I scaled the final exam as previously mentioned. I have already made many fair and reasonable and positive efforts to help you reach the next higher grade.

If you find any errors or mistakes that I made on Aeries, let me know on Monday before I turn in grades that evening. Have a great three day weekend, and thank you for your hard work first semester!

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES:
The Semester Final was scaled down from 60 to 57 to accommodate students on the border between grades. Additionally, the “Create Practice Task” was scaled from 150 to 145 since the goal for the assignment is to practice for the “real” Create Task in March-April. . So your final semester grade is now posted.

Sorry, but emailing me about how you missed a particular grade by one or two or eight or twelve points will have no effect. I direct your attention to the course info packet which states in part, “No grade adjustments are made for students who are “close” to a particular grade. So an 89.99% grade is a B+ grade, and will not be “rounded up” to an A- grade. I further remind you that all four quizzes were scaled, I provided an extra credit assignment, I scaled the Create Practice Task, and I scaled the final exam. I have already made many fair and reasonable and positive efforts to help you reach the next higher grade.

If you find any errors or mistakes that I made on Aeries, let me know on Monday before I turn in grades that evening. Have a great three day weekend, and thank you for your hard work first semester!

MOBILE GAME DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN:
The Semester Final was scaled down from 60 to 55. The final was scaled “extra” (about 3-5 points more than it should have been) to help any students on the border get to the next grade range. Create With Code Unit 01 has also been graded. So your final semester grade is now posted.

Sorry, but emailing me about how you missed a particular grade by one or two or eight or twelve points will have no effect. I direct your attention to the course info packet which states in part, “No grade adjustments are made for students who are “close” to a particular grade. So an 89.99% grade is a B+ grade, and will not be “rounded up” to an A- grade.

If you find any errors or mistakes that I made on Aeries, let me know on Monday before I turn in grades that evening. Have a great three day weekend, and thank you for your hard work first semester!