Examination regulations, assessement and grading
The Study and Examination Code for Students of CTU in Prague
Verification of study results
1. Study results are verified by continuous assessment of a student's study and, when the course is completed, by means of a “zapocet - assessment” (z), a “graded assessment” (kz), an examination (zk), or a combination of these three. When the study results are verified, the student must provide the teacher, on request, with her/his student card.
2. Mastering the subject matter contained in a set of courses in a context and in an interdisciplinary relation is verified by means of a comprehensive examination, if required after a defined block of studies within the study program.
3. The final deadlines for earning assessments, graded assessments or credits for courses offered in a particular semester or academic year, and for taking examinations, are set by the dean.
Assessments and graded assessments
1. An assessment confirms that the student has fulfilled the specified requirements stated at the beginning of instruction in a particular course as conditional for granting a credit.
2. A graded assessment is an assessment in which fulfillment of the requirements specified at the beginning of instruction and the level of their presentation are assessed and graded.
3. A student who has failed to earn an assessment or a graded assessment may ask for a review. The final decision on granting assessments or graded assessments is within the powers of the head of department. If a student is not awarded an assessment or a graded assessment for a registered course, he/she can register for the same course again. If the student also fails to be granted an assessment after the second registered course, her/his studies are is terminated in accordance with § 56 para. 1 letter b) of the Act and Art. 20 para. 5 letter b). The decision-making procedure in this matter is regulated by § 68 of the Act.
4. An assessment or a graded assessment is marked in the student's record. The teacher confirms the granting of a credit by entering the word "započteno/assessed" and adding her/his signature with the date of the award of the assessment. The award of a graded assessment is confirmed by the entry an evaluation mark by the teacher, together with her/his signature and the date on which the assessment was awarded. The evaluation "fail" is not marked in the student's record.
5. Granting an assessment or a graded assessment evaluation mark is reported without delay to the information system of the faculty by the respective department. The manner of reporting is set by the dean. The department is required to keep its own written records of the results of assessments and graded assessments, independent of the information system, and file them for a period of ten years.
1. An examination measures the student's knowledge in the subject matter specified in the course documentation and presented during instruction at a level corresponding to the completed part of the study program, and the ability to apply the obtained knowledge in a creative way. The level of mastery of the given problems is evaluated by the teacher by means of an evaluation mark.
2. An examination may be written, oral or oral and written (combined). Examinations may also be held before a board of examiners.
3. The dates and location of examinations, as well as the manner of registering for examinations and the form of examinations must be published sufficiently in advance and in an appropriate manner. The head of the department is responsible for the general organization of the examinations and for announcing how they will be regulated.
4. A student who receives a failing grade at the examination may re-take the examination on the first make-up date. If a failing grade is also received at her/his first make-up examination, he/she may take the examination on the second make-up date. A third make-up examination is not permissible.
5. If a student receives a failing grade after her/his first registration for the course, she/he may register for the course again. If the second registration for a compulsory or compulsory elective course again concludes with the student receiving a failing grade, the studies are terminated in accordance with § 56 para. 1 letter b) of the Act and Art. 20 para. 5 letter b). The decision-making procedure in this matter is regulated by § 68 of the Act. No other make-up examination is allowable.
6. Examination results are marked in the student's record. The examiner enters the evaluation mark in words, the date on which the examination was held, or the date when the final part of the examination was held in the student's record, adding her/his signature. The evaluation "fail" is not marked in the student's record.
7. Students are entitled not to accept the examination result. In such cases they are evaluated by the examiner as having failed.
8. The organization of examinations, and the justification of excuses in the event of non-participation in the examination, is within the decision-making authority of the head of the respective department. Should a student registered for the examination fail to participate in the examination without due excuse or should she/he fail to de-register from the examination in a timely manner, she/he shall be classified as “having failed”.
9. A serious infringement of the examination regulations may be considered as a disciplinary offence.
10. If asked for by a student or by an examiner, make-up examinations are held before a three-member board, appointed by the head of the department. In the case of a written examination, the evaluation is done by a board. If the head of department acts as an examiner, the board is
appointed by the dean.
11. The result of an examination is passed on to the information system of the faculty without undue delay. The manner of passing on the examination results is set by the dean. The department is required to keep its own written records of examination results, independent of the information system, and file them for a period of ten years.
1. A comprehensive examination verifies mastery of interdisciplinary relations within a specified set of courses. Comprehensive examinations may be written, oral or in a combined form.
2. Requirements for comprehensive examinations are set by the study program. The organization, the regulations and the dates on which the examinations are held are set by the dean not later than in 3 months prior to the examination.
3. Oral comprehensive examinations are held before a board of examiners appointed by the dean. Written comprehensive examinations or parts of such examinations are evaluated by the board. The board must have a minimum of three members. The head of the board is a professor or an associate professor.
4. Comprehensive examinations may be repeated once. If a student fails to pass a comprehensive examination or the relevant make-up examination, or fails to attend the examination under paragraph 6, her/his study is terminated in accordance with § 56 para. 1 letter b) of the Act and Art. 20 para. 5 letter b). The procedure in this matter is regulated by § 68 of the Act.
5. If a student fails to attend a comprehensive examination or the relevant make-up examination, and does not submit a written excuse stating reasons within five days, or if the excuse is not accepted, the matter is considered as if the student failed the examination and is granted a failing mark. The excuse is submitted to the dean who decides on its acceptance or rejection.
6. In cases where a study program is offered in more than one faculty, the deans shall decide how the work of organizing and conducting the comprehensive examination is to be shared.
1. In evaluating studies under Art. 12 to 14, 21 and 22, the following evaluation scale is obligatorily used according to ECTS scale:
Evaluation in words is used in entering the mark into the student's record, while the numerical evaluation is recorded in the information system.