The grades are in for CS 124. Hooray!
Interesting trend : freshmen, who make up a small fraction of the class, are highly over-represented in the A and A- grades. This has been happening for some years now.
Extension of the interesting trend : women freshmen*, who make up a smaller fraction of the class, are even more highly over-represented in the A and A- grades.
I'd be very excited if I were teaching the class again next year -- finding undergraduates who have the potential to be TAs for multiple years is golden -- but I'll be sure to pass the names on to the new guy.**
Other side of the trend : 2nd semester seniors performed substantially below average this year.
But on the positive side : nobody did so badly they won't graduate. (At least, not in my class.)
Getting grades in really makes the class feel over. Onto summer work! (Research and writing...)
* Freshwomen if you prefer.
** And any freshman or sophomore in the class who got an A and is interested in TAing should let me know next November or so.