How to say "to grade" in Japanese? (school, university system)

I saw that the words for "a grade" are 点数 tensuu, or 成績 seiseki, and that to receive a grade is said 点数を取る, but I can't find how to say 'to grade' ("The teachers graded the students assessments last night."; "The teacher forgot to grade.")


2 Answers 2


We say

成績をつける (evaluate by grades 1 to 5, A, B, C, etc. formally it is also said as 評価する)

点数をつける (give points out of 100%)

  • Just to check, the kanji is 付ける, right?
    – Starckman
    Aug 27, 2022 at 10:15
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    Yes, it is. 付ける is often written without kanji, like in 格好【かっこう】つける Aug 27, 2022 at 12:35

There are more than one way to say "to grade" but if I had to choose I think 採点する is the most common one in the school context.

See also https://eow.alc.co.jp/search?q=grade

  • What about in the university context?
    – Starckman
    Aug 28, 2022 at 3:54
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    The same works for that, too. Aug 28, 2022 at 7:39
  • 分かります, ありがとうございます
    – Starckman
    Aug 28, 2022 at 7:42

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