New regulations on how to mark students under the new Grado system
Viernes 7 de octubre de 2011, por Carlos San Juan
-. ﬁnal exam grade: 40%
– test 60% and problems 40% of the exam
-. course continuous evaluation: 60%
– spot presentation in groups 15%
– final essay (individual or in groups of maximum 4 students) 20%
– final essay presentation in groups (by appointment) 5%
– course participation (debates, preguntas) 10%
– handout of solved exercises plus solving it in the blackboard 10%
New regulations on how to mark students under the new Grado system passed by the University’s Governing Council on the 31st of May. These new regulations replaced those approved on February 2009 as of June 1, as stressed by Isabel Gutiérrez, Vicerrectora de Grado.
The most significant change in the regulations is related to the way students should be marked in the Convocatoria Extraordinaria starting this academic year 2010/2011. Under the old regulations, the weight of the exam in the final grade was 75%. As an exception to this rule, students who had followed the continuous evaluation system would be marked using as weight for the extra exam the weight used in the regular exam if this weighting system led to a higher mark. Under the new regulations, the figure of 75% is replaced by 100%. Additionally, the teacher is now entitled to decide that a student who did not follow the continuous evaluation can submit the work for continuous evaluation in the extra exam and thus be considered for all practical purposes as a student who did follow the continuous examination. Everything else regarding this issue remains as in the old rule.