Q. How do I find the numeric grading schema for marking NILE assessments?


The undergraduate and post-graduate grading scales shown below align with the grading schemas in NILE.
For grading to work correctly all assignments should be marked out of 100.

There are differences between the two, most notably there is no D grade within the Postgraduate grades.

These are the scales:

Grade schema

The University marks in grades and not percentages.  The UG grading structure goes from A+ to D- (pass marks), F+ to F- and G (fail). The PG grading structure goes from A+ to C- (pass marks), F+ to F- and G (fail). 

Failure to submit an item of assessment, or attend an examination will result in the awarding of a ‘G’ grade. Each grade is linked to a numeric value in the student record system to ensure that the classification algorithm can be run.

  1. LG – submitted late and outside timeframe allowed; “3”
  2. NG – submitted but work contained nothing of merit; “2”
  3. AG – submitted but awarded G grade following outcome of Academic Misconduct Panel. “1”
  4. G – nothing submitted.  “0”

Prior to Submitting and Grading Electronically (SaGE) students whose grades were suspended due to suspected misconduct, staff would have allocated a ZZ Grade. Exempt Grade is the electronic equivalent.

Attach a Grading Schema to NILE.

When marking in NILE staff should enter a numeric value from the appropriate grading scale either directly into the Grade Centre or within a Turnitin assignment. 

A grading schema will need to be attached to the assignment so that the number is automatically converted into a letter grade. 

If a staff member enters a letter value in a numeric box. (eg. 'out of 100') then NILE will not be able to calculate the grade.

The option for linking the grading schema to an assignment is in the Grade Centre column > Edit Column Information > Primary Display.

NILE grading schema



  • Last Updated May 08, 2019
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  • Answered By Richard Byles

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