Standards for Assessment for Academic Grading

/ as of 23rd of June, 2015

General rules

  • Only observable contributions will be relevant for the grading
  • What I cannot read, does not exist
  • Deadlines are handled strictly
  • Grades are not negotiable

Definitions

A+

Better than A

A

  • Exceptional performance

  • Engaging systematically and comprehensively with all the questions-

    demonstrating mastery of the subject matter

  • Keen analytical insight and an outstanding ability to organize and express

    ideas and arguments

  • Original and logically deduced conclusions

A-

  • Excellent performance

  • Intellectually competent answers to all the questions-strong grasp of the

    subject matter

  • Ideas stated rather than fully developed; good organization and expression

  • Clear and well-argued conclusions

B+

  • Very strong performance

  • Competent answers to majority of questions-strong grasp of the subject

    matter in those questions

  • Keen insight into the questions answered well but some answers not fully

    developed

  • Good organization and expression

  • Clear and well-argued conclusions

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B

  • Strong performance

  • Competent answers to majority of questions-strong grasp of the subject

    matter in those questions

  • But answers not fully developed

  • Good organization and expression

  • Clear and well argued conclusions

B-

  • Strong performance

  • Competent answers to majority of questions-good grasp of the subject

    matter, but not comprehensive

  • Answers not fully developed

  • Relatively poor expression and organization

C+

  • Satisfactory performance-basic grasp of subject matter across all questions but somewhat lacking in focus and structure across many questions

  • Limited development of argument and conclusions because of inadequate analysis or comprehension

  • Relatively poor organization and expression

C

  • Satisfactory performance across most questions

  • But some weak answers-lacks focus

  • Poor development of argument Inconclusive

C-

  • Satisfactory performance across half of the issues/questions

  • Relatively poor performance in the other issues/questions Inconclusive

D

  • Mediocre/barely acceptable-superficial answers to some questions

  • With others very poorly addressed

  • Basic framework of analysis poorly developed and lacking logical

    structure

  • Little evidence of comprehension of subject matter

D-F

  • Unacceptable performance-failure to address the questions in an adequate manner

  • Poor display of knowledge and appreciation of analytical techniques and concepts limited structure and poor communication of ideas