Guideline for grading Physics Problems

SolutionValue Grade
No Work of Any Significance No Points F - 60
Reasonable Start 1 Point F - 68
Some Development of a Solution 2 Points D+ - 76
Substantially Correct but Incomplete 3 Points C+ - 84
Correct With Minor Error(s) 4 Points B+ - 92
Correct Calculations with
Correct Answer Correctly Written
5 Points A - 100


  • Multiple part problems will be graded as a single unit.
  • If a sketch is unnecessary, this fact must be stated.
  • Work that includes both correct and incorrect solutions will not receive more than 2 points.
  • No credit is given for correct answers that are not supported by correct solutions.