Course Grade Distribution

Last Updated
08/12/2022
Description

Information about enrollments, average course GPA, and instructors is provided at the course and course section level. Users can decide to view the grade distributions by the number of students or the percentage of students.

Report URL
https://tableau.wisconsin.edu/#/views/CourseGradeDistribution_16358672030160/HomePage
Data Cookbook URL (requires authorization)
https://uwmadison.datacookbook.com/institution/reports/46254/versions/61843
Data Domain(s)
Academic Planning, Student Record
Access Restrictions
Student Record Data Internal
Data Source Information
InfoAccess
Responsible Office
Academic Planning and Institutional Research
Important Notes

This report combines crosslisted courses and displays courses under each of its subjects. For example, Biology/Botany/Zoology 151 are all the same course offered under three different subjects. This report shows the entire course enrollment under all three subject listings rather than just the enrollments under the subject that the student used to enroll in the course.

Other grades include:

DR, EI, I, IF, IN, NR, NW, P, PI, Q, W. These grades reflect incomplete grades, grades that are not in final status, and notations for students who dropped the course or withdrew from the university. These are not factored into student GPAs.

Definitions

Name Functional Definition Data Domains
Course

This is a unit of instruction approved through faculty governance.

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Section Number

This denotes a specific component of a given course in a given term. For example, a course with five sections - one lecture section, two lab sections, and two discussion sections - will have each section identified by a different section number in a given term.

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Subject

A grouping of courses, approved by faculty governance, within related academic areas.

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Catalog Number

A code associated with a course in the course catalog.

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A Grade

A grade of A is considered "excellent" and counts as 4 grade points per credit on a 4.0 grading scale.

Student Record
AB Grade

A grade of AB is considered "intermediate grade" and counts as 3.5 grade points per credit on a 4.0 grading scale.

Student Record
B Grade

A grade of B is considered "good" and counts as 3 grade points per credit on a 4.0 grading scale.

Student Record
BC Grade

A grade of BC is considered "intermediate grade" and counts as 2.5 grade points per credit on a 4.0 grading scale.

Student Record
C Grade

A grade of C is considered "fair" and counts as 2 grade points per credit on a 4.0 grading scale.

Student Record
D Grade

A grade of D is considered "poor" and counts as 1 grade point per credit on a 4.0 grading scale.

Student Record
F Grade

A grade of F is considered "failure" and counts as 0 grade points per credit on a 4.0 grading scale.

Student Record
S Grade

An S grade is considered 'satisfactory' in courses taken on a pass/fail basis.

Student Record
SD Grade

A SD (Satisfactory-Disruption) grade is a special grading option for students created in response to COVID-19 events. A SD grade counts for credit but does not factor into GPA calculations. Please refer to https://registrar.wisc.edu/disruptiongrades/ for additional details.

Student Record
CR Grade

A CR grade counts for credit in courses offered on a credit/no credit basis.

Student Record
N Grade

A N grade does not count for credit in courses offered on a credit/no credit basis.

Student Record
U Grade

A U grade is considered 'unsatisfactory' in courses taken on a pass/fail basis

Student Record
UD Grade

A UD (University Disruption-No Credit) grade is a special grading option for students created in response to COVID-19 events. A UD grade does not count for credit and does not factor into GPA calculations. Please refer to https://registrar.wisc.edu/disruptiongrades/ for additional details.

Student Record
Ethnic Studies Course Courses that have been approved through governance as ethnic studies and are therefore eligible to satisfy the general education requirement for ethnic studies. Academic Planning
Quantitative Reasoning Part A Course Courses that have been approved through governance as lower level quantitative reasoning and are therefore eligible to satisfy the first of two general education requirements for quantitative reasoning. Academic Planning
Quantitative Reasoning Part B Course Courses that have been approved through governance as higher level quantitative reasoning and are therefore eligible to satisfy the second of two general education requirements for quantitative reasoning. Academic Planning
Communications Part A Course Courses that have been approved through governance as lower level communication and are therefore eligible to satisfy the first of two general education communication requirements for communication. Academic Planning
Communications Part B Course Courses that have been approved through governance as higher level communication and are therefore eligible to satisfy the second of two general education communication requirements for communication. Academic Planning
Biological Science Course Courses that have been approved through governance as biological science and are therefore eligible to satisfy biological science credit requirements. Academic Planning
Humanities Course Courses that have been approved through governance as humanities and are therefore eligible to satisfy humanities credit requirements. Academic Planning
Literature Course Courses that have been approved through governance as literature and are therefore eligible to satisfy literature credit requirements. Academic Planning
Natural Science Course Courses that have been approved through governance as natural science and are therefore eligible to satisfy natural science credit requirements. Academic Planning
Physical Science Course Courses that have been approved through governance as physical science and are therefore eligible to satisfy physical science credit requirements. Academic Planning
Social Science Course Courses that have been approved through governance as social science and are therefore eligible to satisfy social science credit requirements. Academic Planning
Course level

An indicator of the level of the course determined by the Letters and Science (L&S) Curriculum Committee. Possible values are E (Elementary), I (Intermediate), D (Intermediate/Advanced) and A (Advanced).

Academic Planning
Academic Level

Indicates whether a student is an undergraduate, graduate or professional, or special student. For undergraduates, students are freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior based on accumulated credits, not the duration of time at the University.

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