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Grading Systems Compatibility

The grading methodology developed by EABHES aims to make national and international grading systems compatible.

For a number of reasons, linked to local administrative and pedagogical constraints, most institutions prefer to maintain a national grading system concurrently with making it also easily understood internationally. In order to reflect this choice, EABHES offers a transcription method that is based on the most recent trends of ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) and of the EGRACONS (European Grading Conversion System. Please see Annex 5 ECTS Grades Conversion Chart). In addition to placing students within a reference group, the methodology developed by EABHES integrates statistical concepts related to the distribution of grades as well as the deviation from the average of the student sample. It is consequently possible to avoid statistical biases linked to grading systems that are too strict or too soft. The relevance of this methodology is also based on the integration of statistical samples of significant size that achieve reliable and genuinely significant results.

The EABHES transcription system is based on the following variables:
m the group average;
v the deviation from the average that determines the domain beyond which the minimum skills required by the programme have not been mastered;
q the qualifying grade, that is, the minimum grade of a student acquiring the minimum skills required by the programme;
e the elimination grade, that is, the maximum grade up to which students have not acquired the minimum skills required by the programme;

Consequently, a course is passed, resulting in a grade between A and E, if n, the score obtained by a student, answers to the following conditions:
n ≥ v x m, and, n > e
or n > q

The grade Fx is given if:
n < v x m, and, n > e
and n < q

The grade F is given if:
n <e

The distribution between A and E for students who have met the minimum requirements as specified above is done according to the regular distribution system.
A, for the top 10%;
B, for the next 25%;
C, for the next 30%;
D, for the next 25%;
E, for the remaining 10%.

European Grade Point Average (EU GPA) Calculation:
The EU GPA is calculated as an average of all the grades and the number of credits corresponding to those grades over a given period of time (the semester, the year, the whole programme).
Grades are allocated as follows:
A equals 4 points
B equals 3,33 points
C equals 2,67 points
D equals 2 points
E equals 1 point