Trinity Western University

Graduate Program in Leadership (M.A.) and in Educational Leadership (M.A.) - Canada

M.A. in Leadership Grading Policy

Letter Grade % Grade Point Value Meaning In Graduate Work
Note: For Assignments That Meet Criteria In Several Ccategories, Instructors Will Assign An Average Grade.
A+ 95–100 4.3 Exceptionally well-reasoned, compelling development of position. Outstanding incorporation of personal vision as well as of references and resources. Strikingly appropriate examples. Extraordinary insight, critical analytical and evaluative ability, and creativity. Superlative style and language usage. Makes an original contribution and is potentially publishable.
A 90–94 4.0 Well-argued and convincing development of position. Insightful incorporation of personal vision as well as of references and resources. Notably appropriate examples. Excellent insight, critical analytic and evaluative ability, and creativity. Impressive style and language use.
A- 85–89 3.7 Thorough and plausible development of position. Skillful incorporation of personal vision as well as of references and resources. Very good examples. Very good insight, analytic and evaluative ability, and creativity. Commendable and fluent style and language usage.
B+ 80–84 3.3 Proficient development of position. Appropriate incorporation of personal vision as well as of references and resources. Relevant examples. Good quality insight, analytic and evaluative ability, and creativity. Clear and correct style and language usage.
B 75–79 3.0 Competent development of position, but possibly with some gaps and/or limitations. Satisfactory incorporation of personal vision as well as of references and resources. Satisfactory examples. Reasonable insight, analytic and evaluative ability. Little creativity. Generally satisfactory style and language usage, but possibly with some minor flaws.
B- 70–74 2.7* Unimpressive graduate level work. Position not completely consistent with personal vision or references and resources not taken fully into account or examples are basic or not completely convincing or lacking acceptable insight and analytic and evaluative ability. Style and language usage with weaknesses (e.g., clarity, coherence, grammar). Overall quality shows noticeable deficiencies.
C <70–2.0 2.0 Unacceptable work at graduate level. Shows lack of understanding and/or competence in several of the criteria described above. This grade is a failing grade at the graduate level, and students receiving a “C” course grade are required to re-take the course.

Note: * A grade of “B-“carries a GPA of 2.7. Learners require a composite GPA of 3.0 to graduate.

 

P = Pass (not calculated into cumulative GPA)

F = Failure and 0 Grade Points (GP); Used in pass/fail courses.

Failure at a graduate level is anything below B-.

Note: Faculty members choosing not to adopt this system are obliged to indicate their alternative grading system on their course syllabus.

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