Logos International Leadership College has quality-proven academic policies that underpin its subjects and courses. Students should familiarise themselves with these policies where necessary. The Registrar may be contacted for further information. If you are an enrolled student you are bound by the obligations presented in these policies, and you also bear the privileges and benefits contained therein.
Philosophy of Assessment:
Assessment is the process of forming a judgment about the quality and extent of student achievement or performance and, therefore, by inference, a judgment about the learning itself. Assessment inevitably shapes the learning that takes place, i.e., what students learn and how they learn it, and should reflect closely the purposes and aims of the course of study. Our assessments focus primarily on Content as opposed to vague and generic outcomes.
The aims of assessment include:
Assessment methods may take a variety of forms: the key criterion among methods should be appropriateness to the performance criteria contained within the curriculum. The requirements for learner success should be to develop in students the ability to evaluate the quality of their own work in order to equip them to function as professionals with a commitment to life-long learning.
Assessment tasks are designed to indicate progress towards the desired objectives and outcomes, and the assessment is a measure of the extent to which the evaluative and performance criteria have been achieved. The standard of performance which is required for the assignment of grades (e.g., “Pass,” “Credit,” “Distinction”) is a judgment based on the professional expertise of the various staff who contribute to the assessment process and who are informed by experience in accepted standards, including, where appropriate, standards in other institutions.
Pass with Distinction (D)
This means that the performance criteria relevant to the assessment have been satisfactorily met according to the appropriate assessment guide. In addition, the assessor recognizes a high calibre of effort, quality, integrity, depth and mastery.
Excellent performance indicating a very high level of understanding of the subject matter; development of relevant skills to a very high level; demonstration of a very high level of interpretive and analytical ability and intellectual initiative; and achievement of all major and minor objectives of the subject.
Pass with Credit (C)
A very good performance indicating a high level of understanding of the subject matter; development of relevant skills to a high level; demonstration of a high level of interpretive and analytical ability, and intellectual engagement; and achievement of most major and minor objectives of the subject.
Satisfactory performance indicating an adequate understanding of the basic subject matter; development of relevant skills, adequate interpretive and analytical ability and achievement of all major objectives of the subject. A pass recognizes the presence of the necessary skills and competencies required by accrediting bodies and requirements of the Assessment Guides are met.
Not Yet Passed (NYP)
Unsatisfactory performance indicating an inadequate understanding of the basic subject matter; failure to develop relevant skills; insufficient evidence of interpretive and analytical ability; and failure to achieve major and minor objectives of the subject. The various skills and competencies required of the subject are not attained and requirements of the Assessment Guides are not met.