Assessment & Evaluation: Grading Schemes




A grade scheme (aka grading calculation) is defined by an instructor, department, or institution. Schemes are composed of different levels of achievement based on learners’ performances. A common example is scheme levels containing value ranges with an assigned letter grade. 

For example


Assigned Value %

F 0
D 63
D+ 67
C- 70



  • We recommend finding out if your department or institution has a uniform scheme. 
  • Add the scheme into your syllabus to…
    • Support transparent grading expectations.
    • Guide the students’ and instructors’ understanding of the class progress. 
  • Your scheme can be used in Brightspace’s Gradebook to save you time grading and importing final grades into Albert
    • Feel free to request a consultation with an Instructional Designer via

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