First Year > Grading

Grading in all courses in the first-year program will take into account the following factors:

  • Administrative: 10%
    • Daily in-class participation and advance preparation (homework, class exercises, Internet activities, etc.) 10%
  • Interpersonal: 20%
    • Portfolio work with native conversation partner 5%
    • Final SOPI/interview with instructor 15%
  • Interpretive: 10%
    • Other portfolio entries 10%
  • Presentational: 20%
    • Compositions (2) 15%
    • Oral presentation 5%
  • Evaluative: 40%
    • Diagnostic assessments (interpersonal, interpretive, presentational) 5%
    • Portfolio Compilation and Progress Card Self-Assessment 5%
    • Midterm 10%
    • Final Exam 20%

The following grading scale is used throughout the Spanish Language Program:

A+ 98-100%

B+ 88-90.9%

C+ 78-80.9%

D+ 68-70.9%

A 94-97.9%

B 84-87.9%

C 74-77.9%

D 64-67.9%

A- 91-93.9%

B- 81-83.9%

C- 71-73.9%

D- 61-63.9%

Please see your instructor for his or her policy on late or missing assignments.