On May 10, 2004, the then Ministry of Education and Research sent a letter to all public and private higher education institutions about which principles should be used as a basis for the use of the national grading system at all levels of study.
The grading scale
General, qualitative description of valuation criteria
An excellent performance, clearly outstanding. The candidate demonstrates excellent judgement and a high degree of independent thinking.
A very good performance. The candidate demonstrates sound judgement and a very good degree of independent thinking.
A good performance in most areas. The candidate demonstrates a reasonable degree of judgement and independent thinking in the most important areas.
A satisfactory performance, but with significant shortcomings. The candidate demonstrates a limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.
A performance that meets the minimum criteria, but no more. The candidate demonstrates a very limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.
A performance that does not meet the minimum academic criteria. The candidate demonstrates an absence of both judgement and independent thinking.