The grade ‘R’ is given to recognise the most outstanding students in any given subject. Class tests and exams have not only been answered correctly, but display an insight into the subject matter that goes over and beyond the expected. ‘R’ students often contribute thoughtful comments and insights based on class materials and relevant current events, often prompting others to contribute to the discussion as well. They listen to the comments and insights of others with respect and attention.
The grade ‘M’ is given to students in recognition of above average achievements in any given subjects. Most questions in class tests and exams have been answered correctly, and there are only a few minor flaws in the student’s knowledge. ‘M’ students regularly contribute thoughtful comments and insights based on class materials and relevant current events and listen to the comments and insights of others with respect and attention.
The grade ‘S’ is given to students showing an average performance in class. Class tests and exams are passed; however, there are some noticeable gaps in the student’s knowledge. ‘S’ students sometimes contribute comments and insights based on class materials and relevant current events, more often at the instructor's prompting; they are generally polite, but could be more engaged in class discussions.
The grade ‘I’ is given to students showing a below average but still acceptable performance. Class test and exams are barely passed, and there are serious gaps in the student’s knowledge. ‘I’ students seldom contribute comments and insights of their own volition; comments are not always relevant to materials or discussion at hand; 'I' students need to pay more attention to the contributions of the instructor and peers.
The grade ‘E’ is given for below average performances. Class tests and exams are attempted, however not passed. ‘E’ students rarely and reluctantly contribute to class discussions; they comment minimally and/or disrespectfully; 'E' students are often noticeably disinterested in instructor's and peers' contributions.
The grade ‘A’ is given for an extremely poor performance. Class tests and exams are not even attempted. ‘A’ students never contribute to class discussions and/or have demonstrated frequent disrespectful behaviour towards instructor and peers.