Student - Relative Evaluation Notification Document

In our university, all associate and undergraduate programs use the relative evaluation system used in many universities to calculate achievement grades. A relative assessment system is the assessment of the success of a student according to the level of achievement of the other students on the subject. The purpose of using this procedure is to evaluate the students taking a certain course according to the performance they show in the group, not on the absolute grades they get based on 100 points. The calculation of where a student is located according to the class average is calculated using statistical methods.   

In order to be able to tell this system to you, it is necessary to tell the crude final grades first;

Crude Success Grade: A weighted grade that is calculated out of 100 points to determine students' activities during a semester of the semester and final exams. To give you a detailed information;  

The exam, homework, quiz, etc. taken according to the weight ratios given by the instructor to the exams is the sum of the grades and the final grades average. For example, if a mid-term exam holds a weight of 40% and a final exam with a weight of 60%, and if the grade for 70 mid-term exam and 80 for final, in this case CSG is calculated as 28, which is 40% of 70, and 48 by adding 48, which is 60% of 80, 76 becomes the final grade.

Another point to note here is the limit to participate in relative assessment. Students whose crude success score is below 35 or whose final grade is below 35 are given FF grades directly. The students in this situation and the students who has absenteeism, do not participate in the relative evaluation. Therefore, a calculation is done through homogeneous group. If the number of students participating in the relative evaluation is 8 or below, the crude success score is converted to a letter grade according to the absolute evaluation table.

If the number of students participating in the relative evaluation is 9 or below; the crude success grades of the students who participated in the relative evaluation, the new intervals are determined according to the success level of the class and the conversion to the letter grade is applied.

For example, even if there are no students with a crude success grade of 90-100, this system will assign an AA grade to the highest range in the relevant field.

To explain the advantage of relative evaluation with an example;

Consider that the course named A is being taught. Let’s say the crude success grade of the most successful student of the class is 70. If an absolute assessment is to be made, the letter grade of the student will be CC. Therefore, the letter grade of a student who receives 69 is DC. So, the rest of the class will get lower scores than CC. As you can see, the most successful students in the class can pass an average grade lesson like CC. In the relative evaluation system, a fair score is made by creating a new table according to the success level of this class and making the most appropriate distribution. A student who follows the absolute table in the distribution of such a class will be able to undergo a relative assessment.

In this situation, the following question might appear to students. What if the class average would be too high and I would fail due to this? This is an important part; The note to be taken by the relative evaluation of the student cannot be lower than the grade he / she can get with the absolute evaluation. As an example, a student with a crude success grade of 70, cannot take a lower grade from a CC grade, even if the class average is too high. Due to this application, any victimization of our students is also prevented.

Students who want to get more detailed information can review Üsküdar University Relative Evaluation Guideline.

Absolute Assessment Table

Equivalent score over 100

Letter Grade

Weight Coefficient