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Literal Descriptors of Grades

Categories: MPT PT descriptor of grades Physical Therapy

College of Graduate Studies and Research Grading System – Literal Descriptors

90-100 Exceptional

A superior performance with consistent strong evidence of

  • a comprehensive, incisive grasp of subject matter;
  • an ability to make insightful, critical evaluation of information;
  • an exceptional capacity for original, creative and/or logical thinking;
  • an exceptional ability to organize, to analyze, to synthesize, to integrate ideas, and to express thoughts fluently;
  • an exceptional ability to analyze and solve difficult problems related to subject matter.

80-89 Very Good to Excellent

A very good to excellent performance with strong evidence of

  • a comprehensive grasp of subject matter;
  • an ability to make sound critical evaluation of information;
  • a very good to excellent capacity for original, creative and/or logical thinking;
  • a very good to excellent ability to organize, to analyze, to synthesize, to integrate ideas, and to express thoughts fluently;
  • a very good to excellent ability to analyze and solve difficult problems related to subject matter.

70-79 Satisfactory to Good

A satisfactory to good performance with evidence of
  • a substantial knowledge of subject matter;
  • a satisfactory to good understanding of the relevant issues and satisfactory to good familiarity with the relevant literature and technology;
  • a satisfactory to good capacity for logical thinking;
  • some capacity for original and creative thinking;
  • a satisfactory to good ability to organize, to analyze, and to examine the subject matter in a critical and constructive manner;
  • a satisfactory to good ability to analyze and solve moderately difficult problems.

60-69 Poor

A generally weak performance, but with some evidence of
  • a basic grasp of the subject matter;
  • some understanding of the basic issues;
  • some familiarity with the relevant literature and techniques;
  • some ability to develop solutions to moderately difficult problems related to the subject matter;
  • some ability to examine the material in a critical and analytical manner.

<60 Failure

  • An unacceptable performance

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