Learners are assessed throughout the term by tests, quizzes, assignments, projects or other means of evaluation. In Career Development and Translation programs, end-of-term achievement tests measure learners’ overall performance in the course. The final grade in each course is based on learners’ performance on continual assessment measures as well as the end-of-term achievement test, if applicable. Final course grades are NOT based on attendance since, in accordance with SCE’s attendance policy (cf B9), learners must attend at least 75% of the class sessions in order to be allowed to take the final examination.
The grading system for all SCE scheduled program courses is as follows:
|A||4.0||94 - 100|
|A-||3.7||90 – 93|
|B+||3.3||87 - 89|
|B||3.0||84 - 86|
|B-||2.7||80 – 83|
|C+||2.3||77 - 79|
|C||2.0||74 - 76|
|C-||1.7||70 – 73|
|D+||1.3||66 - 69|
|D||1.0||60 – 65|
|F||0 - 59 Fail|
*In all scheduled programs, the desired level of performance/criteria representing success at achieving learning outcomes is D (60%) except the followings:
- The passing letter grade of the Professional Certified Trainer (PCT) certificate is C- (70%).
- The passing letter grade of Fundamentals of English Language Teaching (FELT) and FELT for Young Learners (FELT-YL) certificates is C- (70%).
- In Career Development and Translation programs, learners, who score below 50% in the final assessment, do NOT pass the course even if their total score is 60% or higher out of 100 points. Those learners receive a final grade of 'F' (Fail).
If necessary, the passing grade of any other SCE certificate is dealt with on a case-by-case basis upon the approval of the Associate Dean for Instructional Affairs (ADIA).
All learners’ scores that do not fit a letter grade category are rounded up to the nearest integer if needed.
PPM: G7 July, 2019