Mark Johnson is an associate professor of Theology at Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI). His specialization is in St. Thomas Aquinas.

Grading students' performance

Who said that it’s only now that universities are taking student assessment seriously? A beloved older Jesuit here at Marquette University gave me his personal assessment-scheme for students, which he claims he has been using since the 1950’s. On a descending scale from 10 to 0, the scale measures the student’s knowledge.

Significat numerus:

10 = scientiam optimam et praeclarissimam

9 = scientiam valde superiorem

8 = scientiam superiorem

7 = scientiam satis dignam

6 = scientiam minime dignam

5 = ignorantiam indignam

4 = ignorantiam reprehensibilem et intolerabilem

3 = ignorantiam mirabilem

2 = ignorantiam incredibilem et vix possibilem

1 = ignorantiam naturaliter impossibilem

0 = negationem simplicem

All things old are new again…

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