, you can enter the academic achievements that students accomplished at
other schools or universities in student master data.
These schools or universities are referred to as external organizations in
The subjects offered by external organizations are referred to as external subjects. The qualifications that
students have acquired at external organizations are referred to as external qualifications.
You can enter the measure of academic performance in an external subject (grade or credits) and the
external qualification awarded to a student in the master data infotype information, see Maintenance of External Transcripts.
(1719). For more
You can enter the results of tests that students have taken at external organizations in the infotype (1721). For more information, see Maintenance of External Test Results.
Use You need academic scales when:
Setting up and grading modules
Setting up programs
Setting up average grades
Setting up external subjects and external organizations
Creating external academic achievements for a student
You set up academic scales in Customizing for →
in the section
You can manage different types of academic scales in Student Lifecycle Management. You can also convert between scales. In this way, you can use different scales at your university and switch between scales without losing data.
You can define different types of academic scales, for example, quality scales (A, B, C...) or quantity scales with stepwise increments (1,0; 1,1; 1,2...5,9; 6,0). Each scale you create is converted to a standard scale and stored in the system. The system converts each grade on a user-defined (customer) scale to a value on the internal standard scale, and stores this value. On the standard scale, you can define a universal threshold value which denotes the “just passed” value that applies to all customer scales. This enables you to define that grades below a particular value are failures without explicitly specifying this in the customer scale.
Prerequisites You must maintain the following data when creating a scale:
Scale type (quality scale, quantity scale, etc.)
Highest and lowest values, and the increment for quantity scales
Values for quality scales
Description of scale sections and/or values (for example, 1.0 – 1.49 = Excellent; 1.5 – 2.49 = Good,
Base value for mapping the customer scale to the standard scale
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