Grading

Grading Scale
The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:

97-100 A
94-96 A-
91-93 B+
88-90 B
85-87 B-
82-84 C+
79-81 C
76-78 C-
73-75 D+
70-72 D
67-69 D-
Below 67 F

In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:

  • C represents Adequate work; a grade of “C” counts for credit for the course;
  • B represents Good work; a grade of “B” clearly meets the standards for graduate level work;
    For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA) — INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation.  You must repeat the class the following semester. If -on the second attempt- you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
  • A represents Exceptional work; a grade of “A” will be assigned for outstanding work only.

Grading Criteria: 

With consistency in relation to guidelines and grading in mind, here are three resources that provide context on how your work will be scored throughout this semester. Below you will find links to three PDFs that describe how participation, blog reports, and major assignments are scored. If you have any questions, please reach out!

Participation:

INFO_200_Criteria_for_Grading_Participation

Blog Reports:

INFO200_Criteria_for_Grading_Blog_Reports

Major Assignments:

INFO200_Criteria_for_Grading_Major_Assignments