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Guidelines for marking student contribution to projects and lab placements

Class

Mark

Marking guidelines

Distinction


1) Excellent contribution to research/project

2) Shows independence and initiative

3) Outstanding organisational skills

4) Strong evidence of original critical reflection and an analytical approach

Excellent Distinction

100

Assignment reaches an exceptional level of achievement that significantly exceeds the standards described by the above statements

Good Distinction

90

Assignment exceeds the standards described by the above statements

Solid Distinction

80

Assignment is well described by the above statements

Low Distinction

75

Assignment mostly meets the standards described by the above statements

Merit


1) Good contribution to research/project

2) Mostly shows independence and initiative

3) Strong organisational skills

4) Some evidence of original critical reflection and an analytical approach

Good Merit

68

Assignment exceeds the standards described by the above statements but does not meet the standards for a distinction

Solid Merit

65

Assignment is well described by the above statements

Low Merit

62

Assignment mostly meets the standards described by the above statements

Pass


1) Fair contribution to research/project

2) Shows independence and initiative in some aspects

3) Reasonable organisational skills

4) Superficial evidence of original critical reflection and an analytical approach

Good Pass

58

Assignment exceeds the standards described by the above statements but does not meet the standards for a merit

Solid Pass

55

Assignment is well described by the above statements

Low Pass

52

Assignment mostly meets the standards described by the above statements

Marginal fail


1) Poor contribution to research/project

2) Little or no independence or initiative

3) Disorganised work  

4) Evidence of original critical reflection is lacking


48

Assignment exceeds the standards described by the above statements but does not meet the standards for a pass


45

Assignment is well described by the above statements


42

Assignment falls below the standards described by the above statements

Clear Fail


1) Thoroughly deficient contribution to research/project

2) Little evidence of any useful work  

3) Did not carry out tasks as requested


38

Assignment exceeds the standards described by the above statements but does not meet the standards for a marginal fail


32

Assignment is well described by the above statements


10

Assignment falls below the standards described by the above statements

Zero Marks

0

1) No involvement in research/project


Grade assignment decision rules

Note. If an assignment meets some of the descriptive criteria for a degree class (e.g. Merit), and some of the descriptive criteria for another degree class (e.g. Pass), it is at the discretion of the marker where to assign the grade (i.e. somewhere in the Merit or Pass range).

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