Grading system

UT is using both differentiated and non-differentiated assessment to assess the academic results of students in courses or parts of courses.

In differentiated assessment, the students’ achievement level of learning outcomes is graded according to the following six-point scale:

'A' or "excellent" – an outstanding and particularly broad-based level of achievement of the learning outcomes characterised by exceptional, free and creative use of the knowledge and skills;

'B' or "very good" – a very high level of achievement of the learning outcomes characterised by proper and creative use of the knowledge and skills; more specific and detailed elements of knowledge and skills may reveal certain errors that are neither substantive nor serious;

'C' or "good" – a high level of achievement of the learning outcomes characterised by proper use of the knowledge and skills; more specific and detailed elements of knowledge and skills may manifest certain uncertainty and imprecision;

'D' or "satisfactory" – a sufficient level of achievement of the learning outcomes characterised by the ability to use the knowledge and skills in typical situations; non-typical situations reveal gaps and uncertainty;

'E' or "sufficient" – a minimally acceptable level of achievement of the learning outcomes characterised by a limited ability to use the knowledge and skills in typical situations; non-typical situations reveal considerable gaps and uncertainty;

'F' or "insufficient" – the knowledge and skills acquired by the student are below the minimum required level.

In non-differentiated assessment, the students are considered to have passed the course, if all the requirements set forth in the syllabus have been fulfilled. Students may be given the following grades:

"pass" – given where the student shows that he/she has acquired the knowledge, skills and competences required in the subject syllabus;
"fail" – given where the student fails to show that he/she has acquired the knowledge, skills and competences required in the subject syllabus. 

Please note! The form of assessment cannot be changed: you cannot get a grade (A-F) for a pass/fail exam (=non-differentiated assessment) and vice versa.

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