Assignment Policies

Grading Activities, Criteria, and Guidelines

A.  Grading Criteria: 

  • Sloper project


  • Jacket project


  • T-shirt project


  • Jeans project


  • Basque dress/knock-off project


  • Pattern Magic project


  • Gerber assignments


  • Graded Skirt (paper)


  • Final Project                     


Total % =                          


B.  Student Evaluation: 
Students will be evaluated on their ability to meet the course objectives based on their fulfillment of the class projects and assignments.  There are a grading rubrics posted on the class website for the projects. Grading criteria includes:
Ability to follow directions

  • Pattern Work
    • Quality, accuracy, correctness
    • The way the garment is constructed, via the pattern, to successfully achieve quality workmanship, fit, and wearability
  • Pattern Design
    • Creative approach to obtaining garment shape
  • Quality and Workmanship of Sewn Muslin Garment
  • Pattern Sketches        
  • Neatness and Completeness                                    

Grades are as follows:


Descriptive Grade

Numeric Grade

Grade Points


Excellent Scholarship




Excellent Scholarship




Good Scholarship




Good Scholarship




Good Scholarship




Satisfactory Scholarship




Satisfactory Scholarship




Poor Scholarship




Poor Scholarship




Poor Scholarship





Less than 60



Incomplete work – only assigned in emergency cases – like hospitalization.  


None assigned; converts to an F after expiration date or deadline of six months

Late Assignments: 
LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.   Absolutely NO late assignments or projects will be accepted except from those who have an excused absence (excluding University-approved absences).  Those with University-approved absences must turn in their projects BEFORE the absence unless other arrangements are made prior to the absence.  Any other work that is not turned in on time or early will not be accepted and therefore will be recorded as a zero (0) in the gradebook.  Those with an EXCUSED absence (must have proper documentation – see absence policy) must submit their work by the beginning of the next class period.  Those who have skipped class and do not have acceptable documentation of illness or family emergency will not have this grace period.  Their assignments will be graded as late regardless of the absence.

Assignments and Projects:
All assignments and projects are due at the beginning of class on the dates given.  No assignments or projects will be accepted after the beginning of class on the assigned date.

All projects and assignments must be original.  They cannot be re-used from another class.

There will be a sign-in sheet for each assignment and projects.  These are used to record receipt of the assignment as well as the date and time of the receipt.   This is a separate page from the attendance sheet.  This is for your protection as well as the instructor’s.  It is your responsibility to sign your assignment in.

NOTE: You are responsible for any changes to the project/assignment specifications made orally in class.  Please pay attention when projects are being reviewed, ask ahead of time if you want to get started early and find out if you missed anything when absent.

Performance Level:  To obtain an “A” in this course, the student must maintain accuracy as well as a high level of creativity and accuracy all of their work.  In addition, every project is to be on time, and no more than 2 excused absences.  Only the highest-level students will receive an “A”.  Simply being present and turning in assignments does not “entitle” one to an “A”.  Nor does it “entitle” one to any other passing grade.  Only absolute excellence in work and a terrific attitude as well as other factors earns one an “A”.  Even just to receive a passing grade will require a lot of hard work and diligence to meet the requirements of the course and the assignments.  A passing grade does not mean that the project was merely completed, but that it was also deemed acceptable by the instructor and met ALL of the guidelines.

Projects and Assignments:
You will make a selection of slopers for advanced pattern manipulation as well a selection of design patterns.  Some of these will come from your Armstrong book, some from the Pattern Magic book, some will be variations of one or the other and some are your own design.

There are additional requirements for submission.  These are posted on the website.   These cannot be the same assignments that you turn in for other classes

You will make a test muslin of EVERY pattern you make, excluding the graded skirt, and submit it.  More details will be given.

Gerber Assignments:
There will be between 2 to 3 assignments that utilize the Gerber Garment Technology software.  The number or assignments varies due to the class working speed, computer lab scheduling, occasional problems with technology, and other unforeseen events. Further details are posted on the website.  These cannot be the same assignments that you turn in for other classes

Grading Assignment:
You will learn to grade a basic garment into multiple sizes both by hand and by computer. The computer grading assignments will be counted as “Gerber Assignments”.  More details will be given.

Final Project:

This will be an original design.  It must be a complete ensemble (dress, skirt/pants and top, etc.)  You will create the pattern(s) for your design, make a muslin test garment, and then a finished sample garment or if you prefer, a final garment.  All three parts will be submitted along with an illustration of your garment and some production paperwork.   You will present this to the class on the day of the final.  Further specifications will be given to you on-line and in class.

***You must be present at the Final exam/project presentation or you will fail the class. Late projects will not be accepted nor will early ones. No changes can be made to projects after submission. We will not wait for you. If you are not on time, your final project will not be accepted. You must have to the discipline to complete your project on time and to get yourself to the presentation on time.

If you are more than 15 minutes late, your project WILL NOT be accepted.***

Class Participation:  Participation in all classes is expected and required.  All work is expected to be turned in on time.

The highest standards of academic honesty are expected in the course.  Forms of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to cheating, plagiarism, counterfeit work, falsification of academic record, unauthorized reuse of work, theft, and collusion. See the student handbook for definitions and procedures for investigation of claims of academic dishonesty.

The highest standards of academic honesty are expected in the course.  Forms of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to cheating, plagiarism, counterfeit work, falsification of academic records, unauthorized reuse of work, theft, collusion.  See the student handbook for definitions and procedures for investigations of claims of academic dishonesty.

Forms of Academic Dishonesty (including but not limited to):

  • Cheating on tests, examinations or other class or laboratory work
  • Involvement in plagiarism (appropriation of another’s work and the unacknowledged incorporation of that work in one’s own written work offered for credit)
  • Counterfeit work, including turning in as one’s own, work which was created, researched or produced by someone else
  • Falsification of Academic Records- knowingly and improperly changing grades on transcripts, grade sheets, electronic data sheets, class reports, projects, or other academically related documents
  • Unauthorized reuse of work- turning in of the same work to more than one class without the consent of the instructors involved
  • Theft- unauthorized use or circulation of tests or answer sheets specifically prepared for a given course and as yet not used or publicly released by the instructor of the course, or theft of completed tests
  • Collusion- involvement in collusion (unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing course work)
  • Facilitating Academic Dishonesty – intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to violate a provision of the code of academic integrity

GRADING OF GARMENTS (and Assignments/Projects)

  • Garments (Assignments/Projects) must be entirely completed to be graded
  • Grading will be based on quality according to the rubrics (specifications) for each construction course
  • No late work or extra credit will be accepted
  • IPs will only be issued in extreme circumstances


NB:  The student will have to earn a C or better to proceed to the next level in the fashion degree plan.


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