A Real Final Exam: Robotics & Automation

Well, since entering K-12 education in the 2004/2005 school year, I have now written and administered my first “real” semester exams!

While I have always given exams at the conclusion of the semesters, I have never really given a genuine exam “experience”. There would be a test. That test usually consisted of 50 questions. 25 of the questions were True/False and 25 were Multiple Choice. The students were given a single sentence review guide of “Always Be True to Yourself”.

Now, with that as the review guide, I think you could safely guess that the answers were “B” and “True”. Your guess would be correct. Sadly, I did have students fail that test.

The test was not a “give-me grade” since there was usually a major end-of-year project that the majority of their semester grade was based upon. This final was created so we could simply check a box that said we gave a paper final.

This year, I opted to write and administer a genuine rigorous exam as I was not using any major end-of-year projects.

Robotics and Automation (EOY) Final Exam – Test

Robotics and Automation (EOY) Final Exam – Answer Key

Robotic Classification Systems Notes

As you can see, this is a bit more rigorous of a test. In fact, all of the questions require a calculated answer.

Once the tests are completed, I will analyze student performance in another post.

Robotics – Semester Grade Closing

The semester exam in Robotics & Automation was given today and the final grades for this course are ready for posting.

1st Semester - Robotics & Automation (Pre-Exam)
1st Semester – Robotics & Automation (Pre-Exam)
1st Semester - Robotics & Automation (Post-Exam)
1st Semester – Robotics & Automation (Post-Exam)

As you can see, the semester exam had no impact on the grades for this course.

F’s = 0 < – > 0
C’s = 1 < – > 1
B’s = 4 < – > 4
A’s = 13 < – > 13

This class had a semester failure rate of 0.00%.