Drafting Department Drawing Grading Criteria

The following table has been established by the Drafting Department faculty in order to provide the students with a common understanding of grading criteria used for the evaluation of drawings. This should assist the student in their own review of drawings prior to their being handed in and will assist the instructors in maintaining an even grading scale during the evaluation of similar projects, support an even basis for evaluation of all projects over time, and create a foundation of expectations between departmental students and faculty.

It must be understood that this is a basis for evaluation and that other factors may be added to this list, as they become evident. It must also be noted that some areas contain a range of possible deductions – this allows the instructor discretion to "weigh" the range of error that has been made.

Drafting Technique -                                                     0.1 to 1.0

Completeness of Project -                                            0.1 to 4.0

Fulfillment of Task -                                                      0.1 to 4.0

Scale Factor –

(Entire drawing) -                                             1.0

(Sub-detail) -                                                    0.2 to 0.5

Dimension Scale -                                                         0.5

Text Height/Uniformity/Style -                                       1.0

Linetype Scale -                                                           0.5

Appropriate Border/Title Block -                                  0.5

Spelling -                                                                      0.1 per occurrence

Layout (balance) of Drawing -                                      0.2 to 0.5

Appropriate Lineweights -                                            0.5 to 1.0

Appropriate Pens/Plotting -                                           0.5 to 1.0

Drawing is turned in after given deadline -                      2/3 of grade received

                                                                                    (2 week maximum, then "0")

Note:

Students may "retake" tests, once, within 2 weeks of the exam date, for a maximum of 2/3 grade.

It is the students’ responsibility to make arrangements with the drafting instructors.

This policy does NOT include the final exam.

Point Value                               Letter Grade                 Percent Grade

3.5 – 4.0                                  A (4)                            95 - 100

2.8 – 3.4                                  B (3)                            88 - 94

1.8 – 2.7                                  C (2)                            78 - 87

1.0 – 1.7                                  D (1)                            70 - 77

0.0 – 0.9                                  F (0)                            0 - 69