Grading

Grades will be calculated and assessed as follows:

 

Grade

Percentage Score

Description

A

94-100%

Exemplary

A-

90-93%

Excellent

B+

87-89%

Very Good

B

84-86%

Good

B-

80-83%

Satisfactory

C+

77-79%

Satisfactory

C

73-76%

Acceptable

C-

70-72%

Marginally Acceptable

D+

67-69%

Marginally Acceptable

D

63-66%

Pass

D-

60-62%

Minimal Pass

F

below 60%

Fail

 

General Grading Rubric/Criteria:

A ††† Work is complete, original, insightful, of a level and quality that significantly exceeds expectations for the studentís current level of study*. Products demonstrate in-depth understanding of course issues, a high level of analytical skills, are clearly and creatively presented with negligible errors in grammar, citation and source referencing, in proper and consistent style (APA or other) and drawn from an extensive and wide range of quality sources.Technology was explored and where appropriate, effectively utilized in research, analysis and presentations.

B ††† Work is complete, of a level that meets expectations and is of a quality that is acceptable and appropriate given the studentís current level of study*.Products demonstrate a solid understanding of course issues, good analysis and are clearly and neatly presented with limited errors in grammar and citation and source referencing in generally consistent style (APA or other) drawn from a good range of sources. Technology was explored and where appropriate, utilized in research, analysis and/or presentations.

C ††† Work is partially incomplete, late (with instructor permission/approval) and/or of a level that only partially meets expectations and/or that does not meet acceptable standards given the studentís level of study*.Products demonstrate inconsistent or superficial understanding of course issues with little analysis demonstrated and/or contains significant grammatical errors and incorrect/inconsistent use of citation and referencing drawn from limited and/or mixed quality sources. Technology was minimally or inappropriately used in research, analysis and/or presentations.

D†††† Work is incomplete, late and/or of a level that only partially meets expectations and/or is largely unacceptable given the studentís current level of study* and standing.Products demonstrate limited understanding of course issues and exhibit little analysis and/or contains significant grammatical errors and insufficient/incorrect/inconsistent use of citation and referencing drawn from few (if any) low-quality sources. Technology was not used or inappropriately used in research, analysis and/or presentations.

F†††† Major assignments are missing, incomplete or excessively late without permission of instructor and/or demonstrates lack of effort and/or lack of understanding of central course concepts.

WWithdrawal (note: last day to withdraw from classes with an automatic grade of ďWĒ is ____(date).

 

Developed by Dr. Bonnie B. Mullinix 1999-2003††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††† Monmouth University

 



* level of study refers to the studentís current status (i.e senior undergraduate, beginning or advanced mastersí candidate).