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Understanding Grade Schemes

Grade Schemes

A grade scheme is a way of organising users’ performances on grade items into levels of achievement. A grade scheme can include any number of achievement levels. Each achievement level has its own range of acceptable grades and a symbol, such as a numeric value, letter, or text description, to represent it. You can create your own grade schemes or use schemes set up by your organisation.

Grade schemeExample
Letter F, D, C, B, A, A+
Numeric 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0
Text Below Expectations, Meets Expectations, Exceeds Expectations

Vocational Education Grades

There are two scheme types, ‘Organisational Schemes’ and ‘Course Schemes’. Although there are two organisational schemas set up for HE, there is none for VE. This is because it is recognised that in VE there is a need for some flexibility in grading setup as VU Collaborate does not completely cater for competency based grading in the current version. It is not possible to create a grade scheme that is based on a non-numeric value and therefore a workaround is currently needed for ‘Competent, ‘Not yet competent’ grading.

See Also: How-To Guide: Setting Up VE Gradebook

Access the Grade Schemes Area

Click  Results and Grades on the navbar, then click Schemes.