Definitions for grading
the act of arranging in a graduated series
changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface
marking, grading, scoring(noun)
evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score
"what he disliked about teaching was all the grading he had to do"
the act or method of arranging in or by grade, or of bringing, as the surface of land or a road, to the desired level or grade