• Yes, high grades show that students can follow a given plan to completion.

    First I would like to say that I will be judging a person potential by the ability to perform tasks as an employee.

    Grades indicate one's potential to accomplish tasks as given by a superior. A person with high grades can follow instructions and complete tasks in a timely manner. A person with poor grades may indicate character flaws such as procrastination, lack of motivation, poor time management, lack of flexibility, or difficulty in a subject. While I would agree that grades do not strongly correlate with intelligence, grades do correlate with dependability which is important for one's potential as an employee.

  • Grade can judge ones potention

    Grade can judge ones potential because if we have 92 marks out of 100 then we are in A 1 grade and if we have a good grade then we can take a good and our wished job but if we have 92 marks out of 100 but the job which we have to do the work we have to take above 98 markks so they woll not give us a job we can not take job of our wish

  • If the question is: can grades judge someone's potential, then sure, why not?

    A casual observer seeing a homeless child in a poor country like Zimbabwe says, "This child CAN grow up to be a billionaire." This statement is similar to saying that, "Grades CAN measure a person's potential."

    What does a teacher or a professor do when they assign a grade? First they look at a list of requirements needed to fulfill the expectations of the assignment. Then they look at each requirement and try to determine if a student meets it. They do this for each requirement, then they total up all of the requirements that were met, then they assign a grade.

    Imagine a scenario where an art teacher requires his students to draw a picture of a hand, then he proceeds to base his grading requirements on the shape and form of the hand, the shading of the fingers on the palm of the hand, and the depiction of the tendons in the hand. This final project is given to the class, and a brilliant (and bored) student named Johannes decides to draw, "The Girl with the Pearl Earring", instead (which has no hand depicted in it whatsoever). The painting would receive an F because it does not meet the grading criterion, which are all about drawing a hand. The student, failing his final project is very likely to receive an F or a D for the course, whether the painting goes on to be worth many millions of dollars or not. [Note: As far as I know, this specific story didn't happen; but events very much like this example can and do occur]

    This is an interesting read:

    A Nobel Prize winning scientist in genetics called John Gurdon had a biology teacher who made this statement about him:

    ‘I believe he has ideas about becoming a scientist,’ his biology teacher wrote. ‘On his present showing this is quite ridiculous; if he can’t learn simple biological facts he would have no chance of doing the work of a specialist, and it would be a sheer waste of time, both on his part, and of those who have to teach him.’


    Einstein had this to say on the subject of teachers and grading:
    ""Humiliation and mental oppression by ignorant and selfish teachers wreak havoc in the youthful mind that can never be undone and often exert a baleful influence in later life.""

    He also said:
    "One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year."

    Here's Noam Chomsky regarding the educational system:
    “The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions.”

  • Depends. CAN it? Yes.

    It depends on your definition of "potential" as well as the teacher's quality and his or her perception of value. Assuming that most teachers value retention of knowledge, work ethic through everyday homework, and quality of specialized skills (such as presentation and writing), it could be said that mastering these skills are definitely useful when constructing out presence in the society. It is not necessarily the most accurate predictor of one's potential as in success - for there are countless of other influential factors, not to mention the variance in one's definition of success - but COULD grades judge one's potential? Sure it can.

  • Grades Can not Judge ones potential

    Grades can not judge a persons potential due to the fact that we are grading the person on something we don't know if they are good or bad at. What makes people different is that they are good and bad at different at different things. Saying that someone won't or will do good based on there grades is insane.

  • Not the way school is setup

    Most classes after 5th grade don't teach you anything useful. You have all of the math skills you'll need (unless you're going into a specific field) and you can read well enough to educate yourself on most trivial matters. The most important classes then become electives (in school it is the core classes in life you'll utilize things learned in your electives). Schools also don't teach critical thinking, talent, creativity, or inventiveness. They teach facts and and other forms of trivia. If schools were to teach things that matter and actually bring out one's potential, then yes but since they don't then no.

  • No not completely

    There are different types of intelligence in the world. There can be music smart, which would be related to John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix or more of a creative smart like painters. Pablo Picasso had and intelligent creative mind but might not of been that great at school. We could also judge intelligence when there was not even good education such as Coca Cola with its amazing marketing. I firmly believe good grades lead to better opportunity, but having good common sense or another type of intelligence that might not be dealt with in school can be just as or even more effective. Milton Hershey did not even finish the fourth grade but became insanely good at marketing and was good with people. There are other greats (but it will take too long) but hard work in areas you're good in can undoubtedly make you very successful.

  • Knowledge and talents matter much than grades

    Some students dont study for the whole year and just scram before a month gets ggod marks while some working hard doesnot get upto their expectations. Some even fail the exams that doesnot tells their potential beacuse a failure has a hiddden talent apart from studies. I think and even most people thinks marks afre not judge a person.

    Posted by: ekam
  • No it cannot.

    As sometimes a person cannot get good marks and faces many failures
    but he is having talent. Person can't be judged by only its marks but its knowledge also. There are many examples who could not score more in exams but are the famous personalities because of their skills and knowledge like mark zuckerberg ,albert einstein, etc.

  • Grades? Oh, you must mean obedience score.

    It measures your obedience, even barely literate people can graduate high school with As and Bs. Just because you have an A in Biology doesn't make you anywhere as good as Charles Darwin, to be that good, you need to study for real and not just memorize or write answers on your stomach and look in your shirt every time you are stuck. And to study that deep in Biology you need to pick up some books and study on your own even though you get no deserved extra credit for it. That's the problem with education today, you can't study what you are interested in and get extra points for it which makes students unmotivated to learn outside of school even though you aren't taught much to begin with because after 5th grade (at least for me), you are only taught a little and the majority of the rest is rehash of last year. After graduation how much have you truly learned.

  • No they can't

    They can't judge one's potential because not all of us have the same learning skills. For some school might be hard, while for others it can be easy. Also not everybody can pay attention to the class and take notes at the same time so it makes it even harder.

  • You can't judge one by his grade

    Maybe the person is not able to express himself during an examination.He may be not well enough during the day of examination and has performed below his potential.Of course that does not mean the he is incapable.
    Some can perform extremely well in exams while some may get confused.It may of course happen that you remembered a thing 5 minutes later after your paper has been taken.That does not make you less qualified.

  • You can't judge people by its grade.

    All of us really have an unique competition in life and I believe that not all the time grade can't measure one's ability because, there are many people who engage more about in studies even though there are more people out there who didn't did their best because of laziness. But, that's not all. The truth is that it really depends in every situation and argument of every teacher who handles them.

  • You can't judge people by its grade.

    All of us really have an unique competition in life and I believe that not all the time grade can't measure one's ability because, there are many people who engage more about in studies even though there are more people out there who didn't did their best because of laziness. But, that's not all. The truth is that it really depends in every situation and argument of every teacher who handles them.

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Cowboy0108 says2013-07-27T05:10:26.537
Good grades show good potential. Bad grades could show bad potential but may also not be any indicator as the student may just be lazy or the teacher terrible.
Jerryx says2013-07-27T22:26:17.707
It can, but it should in no way be the only thing to reckon with when judging ones potential especially younger kidsas a lot of factor can affect grade such as, room temperature, ones personal life...