The Institute of Educational Leadership uses the grading scale of the University of Jyväskylä. The numerical scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 as the lowest and 5 as the highest grade, corresponding to the ECTS scale as follows:
|University of Jyväskylä scale||ECTS grading scale|
|4 (very good)||B|
|0 (fail)||FX, F|
In the Programme in Educational Leadership the grades are in relation to the accomplishment of the expected learning outcomes of each course. The requirements as well as the assessment criteria are set for each course and specified in each course programme. The assessment of the courses is based on regular attendance, discussions and written assignments.The lecturer specifies the evaluation criteria in the beginning of each course.
In general the criteria of the numerical scale are as follows:
Grades 5-4 (excellent-very good): The subject is processed extensively and with a great diversity. The materials are utilized self-reliantly and appropriately with relation to assignment. Theories and concepts of theories are opened, explained and justifiably applied to practice. The focus of the assignment is on essential matters. The writing as a whole is explicit and outlined, yet personal and complete.
Grade 3 (good): The theories and concepts are brought out reasonably well. The materials are utilized self-reliantly and appropriately with relation to assignment. The assignment is processed through, but the discussion about the subject matters is unbalanced and biased. The writing is slightly summary-like and impersonal, yet still objective.
Grades 2-1 (satisfactory – sufficient): The basic facts are brought out, but insufficiently and with superficial processing. The materials are utilized poorly but still self-reliantly. The writing is uncoordinated and unstructured and it doesn’t reflect the holistic understanding of the subject. Subjective reflection is scarce.
Grade 0 (fail / to be reprocessed): The subject is processed poorly. Some theories and explanations of concepts are missing and they are not adapted to practice. The materials are not used appropriately and are sometimes replaced by unjustified subjective reasoning. The assignment is only partly done or it is wrongly understood.
In the courses ELSS110 and ELSS760 the grading scale will be: Pass - fail.