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Danish Grading Scale

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Image Credit: Rasmus Larsen

I’m teaching in the Danish university system, where there is a rather confusing 7-point grading scale (though not as confusing as the previous 13-point scale). The seven possible grades are (from lowest to highest) -3, 00, 02, 4, 7, 10 and 12. One could think of these as analogues to the Australian scale (1,2,3,4,5,6,7) or American (Fx, F, E, D, C, B, A) …but not quite.

Each grade has a description for the level of work required to achieve that grade. Reading these descriptions gives a better idea of what the various grades mean in terms of the quality of the work.

-3 is given for a presentation that is unacceptable in all respects.

00 is given for a presentation not meeting the minimum requirements for acceptance.

02 is given for a presentation meeting only the minimum requirements for acceptance.

4 is given for a fair presentation that demonstrates some command of the relevant material but containing some major weaknesses.

7 is given for a good presentation that demonstrates good command of the relevant material but containing some weaknesses.

10 is given for a very good presentation that demonstrates a high level of command of most aspects of the relevant material and containing only minor weaknesses.

12 is given for an excellent presentation that demonstrates a high level of command of all aspects of the relevant material and containing no or only few minor weaknesses.