grading grading  /ˈɡreɪ dɪŋ/


  1. (n) the act of arranging in a graduated series
  2. (n) changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface
  3. (n) evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score



  1. Grading Bernanke on Communication

    David Wessel offered four tests for grading Bernanke’s success in clarifying the Fed’s intentions on the bond-buying situation. Stock and bond markets fell during and after his comments, but how did he do on clarity?
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs

  2. Controversial new grading scale in U46 won’t get board vote

    ELGIN — The secondary grading committee gave its third update about the controversial changes to Elgin School District U46’s grading and late work policies Monday night at the U46 Board of Education meeting. The meeting was moved to the auditorium at Gifford Street High School, next door to the U46 Educational Services Center. Only about 50 people attended, though 13 teachers, students, parents ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Courier News

  3. Eastern grading changes taking effect on July 1

    WINNIPEG, June 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grain Commission reminds the grain industry and producers about grain grading changes that come into effect on July 1, 2013 in Eastern Canada. Currently, commercial ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "This is our second report card grading the companies' responsibility on humanity and on the ability to think outside box on profitability, and to open minds to social responsibility," Farrow said during a phone conference Thursday.
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: Mia Farrow Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Tourism Minister Margaret Hodge said: "From the Brighton Grand to the Lowry in Manchester, the UK has some of the best hotels in the world. But only half carry a star grading. If the tourist industry is going to reap the potential £2.1bn from...
    on Sep 16, 2007 By: Margaret Hodge Source: Sky News

  3. Rep. Bill Young, chairman of the Defense appropriations subcommittee, argued: "I don't want the Pentagon having to spend all that time grading the work that we in the Congress do."
    on Dec 10, 2006 By: CW Bill Young Source: Washington Post

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