Theoretical examinations are held in written or oral form. Knowledge, which has been acquired during the courses delivered within the framework of the study programme and sub-programmes implemented at the Academy, is assessed according to one of the two possible testing forms:
examination (assessment is based on the 10-point grading scale).
test (knowledge can be assessed as ‘tested’ or ‘failed’). In this case students are not given any marks; their knowledge is assessed as appropriate or inappropriate to the requirements set in a course. If a student’s knowledge is assessed as “tested”, his/her knowledge corresponds to the requirements set in the course, and he/she has successfully passed the test.
Credit points shall only be granted for successfully completed courses (passing grades 4—10 or “tested”).
Izcili (with distinction)
Knowledge of the student is substantially higher than the estimated normal level.
Knowledge of the student is higher than the estimated normal level
Ļoti labi (very good)
Knowledge corresponds to the highest expected level.
The student has mastered the subject deeply and with understanding, is progressing within the expected limits, but makes minor mistakes.
Gandrīz labi (almost good)
The student has generally succeeded in the course within the required limits, but he or she is either merely reproducing the knowledge rather than actively using it, or making more substantial mistakes.
Awarded to students, who are progressing within the limits of their individual abilities, generally are not behind the appropriate age group, but make substantial mistakes and reproduce the facts rather than analyse them.
Gandrīz viduvēji (almost satisfactory)
The very last positive grade. Awarded to students, who do their best but still make grave mistakes and just reproduce most of the relevant material.
Marks of different levels for students whose records are below the expected.