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Grade Definitions

A - an HONOR GRADE awarded for EXCELLENCE

  • consistently high examination scores
  • consistently accurate, complete and prompt written and oral work related to the course.
  • evidence of ability to deal resourcefully with abstract ideas of the course
  • evidence of superior performance in the skills related to the course
  • promise of success in fields related to the subject matter of the course.

B - an HONOR GRADE awarded for COMPETENCE

  • good examination scores
  • accurate, complete, and prompt written and oral work related to the course
  • evidence of ability to deal competently with abstract ideas of the course
  • evidence of good performance in the skills related to the course
  • promise of continued success in sequential courses of the given subject.

C - a STANDARD COLLEGE GRADE awarded for SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE

  • satisfactory examination scores
  • generally accurate, complete, and prompt written and oral work related to the course
  • evidence of ability to deal successfully with abstract ideas of the course
  • evidence of satisfactory performance in the skills related to the course
  • promise of sufficient success to warrant continued participation in the sequential courses of the given subject.

D - a SUBSTANDARD GRADE awarded for MEETING ONLY MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • consistently low, but passing examination scores
  • generally inaccurate, incomplete, or late written and oral work related to the course
  • lack of evidence of ability to deal adequately with abstract ideas of the course
  • evidence of barely satisfactory performance in the skills related to the course
  • insufficient understanding of the subject matter to warrant continued participation in the sequential courses of the given subject.