Appeals – Form A (Re-Reads)
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What is a Form A Re-Read/Re-Assessment?
A Re-Read/Re-Assessment is when a student questions their grade or the assessment of their performance on a piece of work or a program component and alleges error in the academic assessment of their work on the part of an instructor or a committee.
In order to qualify for a re-read the piece of work or program component must be worth 10% or more of the final course grade.
Fee and Exclusions
There is a $50 fee to file a Form A Re-Read/Re-Assessment.
Master’s theses, doctoral theses, Ph.D. comprehensive examinations, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), and supervisory committee reports are excluded from the re-read procedures.
The results of a re-read shall be considered in accordance with the Student Appeal Procedures.
The results of a Re-Read are normally issued within 7 weeks.
The results of a Form A are final and cannot be appealed.
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
- For the Faculty of Humanities the results shall be considered in accordance with the the Faculty of Humanities procedure.
FOR ALL OF THE OTHER FACULTIES (in the absence of an established Faculty policy) the following shall apply:
A grade change (on the piece of work) of three (3) points or greater UP or DOWN on the McMaster twelve-point grading scale (grading scales – graduate and undergraduate), will result in a revision of the grade for the piece of work. The course grade will recalculated accordingly.
- a grade change (on the piece of work) UP would be a B to A, but not B to A-
- a grade change (on the piece of work) DOWN would be B to C, but not B to C+