Houston’s KHOU reports that at Lonestar College students enrolled in an introduction to chemistry section were taught instead an advanced chemistry course.
Apparently the mix-up was not discovered until almost the end of the semester, at which point almost every student in the course had a failing grade. The news report featured an student who had maintained an A average until she enrolled in this course. She observed that no matter how hard she studied for this course, she could not seem to score above a 40 on the exams.
After finally realizing that she had been teaching the wrong course for essentially the entire semester, the instructor applied a significant curve to the students’ grades. For instance, the student with an A average who could not manage an exam score above a 40 received a B as her final grade for the course.
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