AP.2.1 Grades & Grading

Letter grades are used to indicate student success in achieving the specific purposes of a course.  The grading system designates:

Letter Grade Significance
A, A-  signifies a superior knowledge of a body of material, its function & interpretation.
B+, B, B- signifies an above-average knowledge of a body of material and its function.
C+, C, C- signifies an average knowledge of a body of material
D+, D signifies a minimum knowledge of a body of material
F signifies failure to attain a minimum knowledge of a body of material

A letter grade of A through F is employed when both of the following criteria are met:

  1. the performance of each student is monitored and evaluated by the instructor with some specific measure of each student's cognitive achievement;
  2. the nature of the course and the measure(s) of student achievement employed lend themselves to the full range of grades (A+ through F).

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