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  • To stressful for kids

    This system is way to stressful for kids. They might stay up all night studying for a test just to fail because they do not undersand the subject. Well we do need a gradeing system, perhaps it should change and have a new format that awards them for what there behavor in class is like.

  • Grades are potentially ruining the self esteem of students.

    When students see their grade in a class and it is not good, all they can think about is that it is over and they cannot fix it. They think that seeing a grade that they are unhappy determines their future. A student may get a class that they cannot get a good grade in even if they are hard working. This destroys their self esteem and just starts a downfall from there. A student should be able to get graded only on how hardworking he is in the classroom or how progressive he is. Not based on if the teacher dislikes them or because they got a messed up test.

  • The only point of grades is to rank people for our economic system structure

    Good grades, when the person is liked by teachers and students, increase narcissism, self-importance, complacency and stops people challenging their weaknesses (because they don't believe they have any) and make people, who are in the end just human beings, think they are better, even if they don't obviously show it, to those who do less well then them. If the person has worked hard, it is often only for the grade, and being scared of being seen as a failure/not getting a job, and then work tirelessly and slave-like on something often not really all that beneficial to society. Those who get bad grades constantly often get low self esteem, despite the fact this is mostly due to upbringing rather than genetics, and some become jealous and pick on kids, who are not popular, who get good grades. Some kids who are bullied get bad grades because of the pressure. Not always are assignments wholly non-opinion based and prejudice can skew scores. Some kids get anxious and so results don't reflect there actual capabilities in a subject. Not all qualities are graded; compassion, empathy, practical ability, wit, creativity, imagination for instance. The point of academia, learning to challenge arguments and evaluate the evidence before making hard conclusions are completely lost when students are delivered grades and see there work as a personal quality. I think society would be happier, and more people would be interested in academic subjects, if we admitted that all people are a mix of being skilled in some things and not in others, and academia is not everything in life. Would you rank members of your family up by picking one quality and punishing them for it, instead of appreciating each of them differently for there uniquenesses? Why do the same with society? What's the point except to keep a system in order? If people are studying in college for say - a surgeon for instance - why not just let students study for free, let them practice until they have mastered the technique until they pass (no grades - just pass or fail) if someone does have difficulty they'll soon realise, and if they are not feelig ashamed of themselves they'll move on to a different job, people are human, not machines.

  • The only point of grades is to rank people for our economic system structure

    Good grades, when the person is liked by teachers and students, increase narcissism, self-importance, complacency and stops people challenging their weaknesses (because they don't believe they have any) and make people, who are in the end just human beings, think they are better, even if they don't obviously show it, to those who do less well then them. If the person has worked hard, it is often only for the grade, and being scared of being seen as a failure/not getting a job, and then work tirelessly and slave-like on something often not really all that beneficial to society. Those who get bad grades constantly often get low self esteem, despite the fact this is mostly due to upbringing rather than genetics, and some become jealous and pick on kids, who are not popular, who get good grades. Some kids who are bullied get bad grades because of the pressure. Not always are assignments wholly non-opinion based and prejudice can skew scores. Some kids get anxious and so results don't reflect there actual capabilities in a subject. Not all qualities are graded; compassion, empathy, practical ability, wit, creativity, imagination for instance. The point of academia, learning to challenge arguments and evaluate the evidence before making hard conclusions are completely lost when students are delivered grades and see there work as a personal quality. I think society would be happier, and more people would be interested in academic subjects, if we admitted that all people are a mix of being skilled in some things and not in others, and academia is not everything in life. Would you rank members of your family up by picking one quality and punishing them for it, instead of appreciating each of them differently for there uniquenesses? Why do the same with society? What's the point except to keep a system in order? If people are studying in college for say - a surgeon for instance - why not just let students study for free, let them practice until they have mastered the technique until they pass (no grades - just pass or fail) if someone does have difficulty they'll soon realise, and if they are not feelig ashamed of themselves they'll move on to a different job, people are human, not machines.

  • There are other ways to get a good Job

    I have known many people who didn't get a university of high school degree. They chose to do work experience and this turned out to be very good for them in later life. Grading isn't a way to get a job it is Just society way of classing us and giving s a job based on what we do. But with hundreds of job finding sites and applications such as seek and Choosi time have changed.

  • Grades impair learning.

    I believe schools should abolish the grading system. It makes kids focus more on grades than actually learning. Grades provide students with stress. They cause many kids to cheat on homework, memorize rather than learn for tests, and they lower the self esteem of those people who are not as academically gifted.

  • Grades impair learning.

    I believe schools should abolish the grading system. It makes kids focus more on grades than actually learning. Grades provide students with stress. They cause many kids to cheat on homework, memorize rather than learn for tests, and they lower the self esteem of those people who are not as academically gifted.

  • Grades impair learning.

    I believe schools should abolish the grading system. It makes kids focus more on grades than actually learning. Grades provide students with stress. They cause many kids to cheat on homework, memorize rather than learn for tests, and they lower the self esteem of those people who are not as academically gifted.

  • Grades don't matter

    Grades do NOT help you become a better person, they LOWER self-confidence, and they are an INCORECT measure of a student's smartness. Based on my school experience, and countless others around me, I have seen that grades are worse, rather than better. One of my closest friends attempted suicide because her parents were going to throw her on the streets if she didn't have all A's. I went to one of those schools where doing your homework and getting good grades was cool and as a result, there were so many people that left, bullied, and I personally hated myself because of my grades. I made D's no matter how hard I tried. I was severely bullied because I was stupid and couldn't get a single A. I hope that no child should ever have to go through that. It's not fun and it's incredibly rude to judge off of grades.

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  • Grades provide motivation for students

    As a year 12 student, I can honestly say that grades are the motivation in high school. If something is not being graded, it is never completed to the same standard as something that is. Upper level students often thrive on the competition between other students, and without this, there will never be work of such a high standard. Also, how will students be picked for universities, when universities can't tell an A+ student from a D- student?

  • Grading is an essential part of testing ones abilities or knowledge.

    Testing knowledge and problem solving abilities is an important aspect of teaching. Grading is an important aspect of testing. One cannot test ones self without a result of that test, to succeed or fail is how we can come to grow. We learn from the results and consequences of our actions, to know and understand those results is essential in that process... To disregard the score of our abilities could be likened to the disregard of the consequences of our actions.

  • Grading Systems RULE!!!

    Grading is an essential part of testing ones abilities or knowledge. Testing knowledge and problem solving abilities is an important aspect of teaching. Grading is an important aspect of testing. One cannot test ones self without a result of that test, to succeed or fail is how we can come to grow. We learn from the results and consequences of our actions, to know and understand those results is essential in that process... To disregard the score of our abilities could be likened to the disregard of the consequences of our actions.

  • Goals and Incentives

    I admit that grades may not help students learn, but it does help people set a goal and motivates the students to keep going in order to reach a better grade. By using grades, students can realize that grades do not mean anything more than just a number; it acts like a small fortune teller that helps them realize that what people say about them in the future, no matter how much the students will grow up to be discriminated against, they can always stand back up. Without grades, some of the students will not know what they are supposed to do, let alone what type of feedback they will get in return for what they turned in. Let's say that you did not get a satisfying grade on some type of test, but if the grade does not enter your report card, the students will not care about it, for it does not matter to what they do at school.
    Rather than abolishing grades, the parents should stress the fact that grades do not mean EVERYTHING in the students' lives as much as their effort. It is the EFFORT that is shown in order to achieve a better grade, and in order to get a better grade, students have to TRY. They have to RISK getting out of their comfort zones and participating in classes even if they do not want to because they WANT to get better at a certain area at school. If there are no grades, what will the students achieve? Certainly, grades do not mean everything, but if the grades are ABOLISHED, children won't know what they are supposed to do, and most of them won't care about the effort they put into it because nothing really motivates them. On top of that, how will teachers be able to check the students' progress of whether or not they are getting better without assigning enough tests?

  • Grading will motivate students and will not tell colleges what type of person a applying student is.

    Grading systems will help teachers decide weather a student knows how much a student knows and is capable of learning at one time. Teacher base their standards off of what students have received on tests. If grades were abolished students would slack off and not put forth a full effort and there would be a lot of stupid and many jobs would be vacant due to the lack of knowledge in our country.

  • Grades are required.

    Look, we need to have some way of measuring the progress of students. The way this is done is by assigning grades based on the quality of work. There may not be any fairness to it sometimes, and it may not help your self-esteem, but you are going to be judged for the rest of your life, so get used to it.

  • Let your child know

    Let your child know about his/her strengths and weaknesses. Let them know which subjects need work and which deserve rewards. How will we let out children know what to work on? What will college look at? If a kid was a bad student in high school, then will any college just pick them? It just seems really bewildering to me on the fact that this is even a topic to debate. I am for grading systems. Keep them.

  • What is the alternative?

    Ask yourself this question? Is replacing the grading system with a pass or fail system any better? Grades drive competition and competition is something that drives our society. Students work harder to get that A and thus shows on their transcripts for colleges. Colleges can reasonably distinguish students based on their grades.

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