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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.

  • 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.

  • Students are categorized by a letter

    A letter shouldn't define how smart a student is, nor should it define how "dumb" they are either. Students are demoralized in school, they work so hard, just to find out their work wasn't good enough, well that's the teachers option at least. How should a letter define a students knowledge? A letter? If we had a pass/fail grading system students would actually learn, there would be incentive to push the student further, to know the material in order to pass, if not the student fails. Simple. Harvard, and Yale have even used this grading method. It works

  • Grades are motivation not to learn, but to memorize only for the next test.

    Many students may find that they are interested in certain subjects, and they are therefore fully willing to go forth in that subject and truly learn. Meaning recalling information, possibly even months after its been learned. Whereas students focused on grades and not content, a vast majority of the time, are interested solely in getting the best grade possible, cramming info, and just throwing it on paper, and leaving it behind. Especially in such subjects as math, the sciences, the grade is what counts, not whether or not you understand or have truly learnt, and are able to and willing to deduce new information. There is no problem solving built here, but only a motivation to just get the grade and move on. The most infuriating is the subject of the languages, and their corresponding courses. Poetry is on a vast and unprecedented scale, hated by many students. Many will refuse to write poetry, or even a simple story, an much worse, refuse to read any of these. The reasons is greatly because the writing they preform gets a subjective grade and promotes direct and boring work. No teacher wants to grade a stack of 45 + papers that prompt true interaction with the reader, do they? This also spreads into the essay, resulting in bland, boring essays that are scanned and have a grade slapped on. So essentially the grading system promotes laziness on both ends. Making teachers jobs a "give the kids this info, then test them" compared to "teach these kids about this, and show them how it is to love learning". All in all the grading system is a vast and broken system that promotes laziness on both ends, and never really teaches anyone, or shows them how to learn.

  • Grades are motivation not to learn, but to memorize only for the next test.

    Many students may find that they are interested in certain subjects, and they are therefore fully willing to go forth in that subject and truly learn. Meaning recalling information, possibly even months after its been learned. Whereas students focused on grades and not content, a vast majority of the time, are interested solely in getting the best grade possible, cramming info, and just throwing it on paper, and leaving it behind. Especially in such subjects as math, the sciences, the grade is what counts, not whether or not you understand or have truly learnt, and are able to and willing to deduce new information. There is no problem solving built here, but only a motivation to just get the grade and move on. The most infuriating is the subject of the languages, and their corresponding courses. Poetry is on a vast and unprecedented scale, hated by many students. Many will refuse to write poetry, or even a simple story, an much worse, refuse to read any of these. The reasons is greatly because the writing they preform gets a subjective grade and promotes direct and boring work. No teacher wants to grade a stack of 45 + papers that prompt true interaction with the reader, do they? This also spreads into the essay, resulting in bland, boring essays that are scanned and have a grade slapped on. So essentially the grading system promotes laziness on both ends. Making teachers jobs a "give the kids this info, then test them" compared to "teach these kids about this, and show them how it is to love learning". All in all the grading system is a vast and broken system that promotes laziness on both ends, and never really teaches anyone, or shows them how to learn.

  • What happened to learning?

    Grades de-emphasize the importance of learning. Never has ANYBODY asked me, "What did you learn today?" but rather "What grade did you get?" Grades are so heavily emphasized, it trumps the need to gain information and apply skills to life. High grades are the goals for many, and students always take the easy way to obtain these high grades (cheating).The love of learning new things is lost to grades, which measure your intelligence and competence. Smart, successful people get A's and losers get F's, right? This creates stress and lowers self-esteem. Grades do no good and definitely should not be a way to measure a student's intelligence.
    Instead of grades and standardized tests, I think teachers should take more responsibility in ensuring success in students. After all, your children's education and future lies in their hands. Instead of labeling them with A's and B's, teachers should write qualitative summaries of the student's progress and meet with parents regularly. They should encourage the student's interests and strengths and help them with their weaknesses. This will allow students to flourish and help them realize the kind of person they want to be in life.

  • Grading systems should be abolished for the development of students' attitude towards learning and studying.

    In the late 1700s, educators came up with the system of grading students by giving the best learners A's, the next B's. As education have been developing, in the late 1800s, schools have been grading students from A to F. In the twentieth century, educators have been grading students by adding pluses and minuses into their grades from A to F. Grading students have influenced many educators by evaluating students to support them for the development of their capabilities. It has caused many effects on students' improvments. However, students have been getting stressed from the emphasis of the grading systems. Students have been having many learning problems because of grades. So why should grading systems be abolished?
    Grading systems should be abolished for the development of students' attitude towards learning and studying. Students get stressed while they are studying because of grades. Studying while getting stressed isn't the proper purpose of studying. Instead, students should enjoy the process of studying. They should become deep learners and not give weight to results. They should find their passion and motivation that leads them to a successful life. To do such thing, grading systems should be abolished for students to enjoy studying and study because they earnestly want to.

  • Grading systems provide students with stress.

    I think that grading systems should be terminated, but there should still be a way for teachers to receive feedback on the students performance in school. Grading systems provide the students with massive amounts of stress because if they are not doing exceptional other students put them down and make the particular student feel intellectually unfit around others. That could potentially lead to bullying.

  • 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.

  • If kids don’t have grades they will have nothing to work for.If kids don’t have grades they will have nothing to work for.

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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?

  • 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.

  • 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 is essential for analyzing students and their given abilities.

    Grading systems should not be abolished because they provide students with motivation they need in order to put effort and hard work into their assignments and progress of learning. Permitting grades to analyze a student and the amount of work they put into any given assignment allows both the teachers and the students to see which subjects they need help with and which ones they do not. While the grading does not reflect a student’s intelligent completely, it does reflect on a student when they do very poorly on assignments, therefore displaying they do not know the information or they do not care. Without the use of grading systems, students would not be driven to do their best and would therefore not use their full potential.

  • Grading systems are a great incentive.

    Personally, I believe that the grading system provides a great ranking for students. Without the grading system, students do not have the incentive to work harder. While some may argue that a student should not be defined by a letter, receiving an F on a test will encourage the failing students to work harder in the future. I believe that the letter grades allow students to see where they stand on each subject in order to help them prepare for their final exam. Also, the grading system makes it easier for colleges to see where each student stands on each subject. Achieving an A in a class is a great incentive for students.

  • Grading systems show progress

    Grading systems should not be abolished since they provide motivation for student; otherwise no learning or work would take place by a students own will. If there is no grading system, then a student has no reason to do any work given to them even for their own benefit. Even though It is arguable that homework gives any real benefits to the learning process, a students own effort are a reflection of its completion./attempt. A student is also able to determine just how much time and effort they need in order to improve. Although it has attached a stigma to receiving bad grades, grading systems provides a general overview of a student's progress that would otherwise go unchecked.

  • Grading systems detrimental to student's success

    Grading systems are a detrimental part of a student’s high school career because it allows for friendly competition. Especially for students trying to excel and in the top rankings of their class, grading systems play an important part in their success. The students in the top percentages of their class care the most about academics and grading systems allow them to persevere and continue achieving great things such as high grades and doing homework. If abolished, students will not care enough to continue doing their work and will constantly slack off. For the teachers, grading scales are useful because they can better gauge the student’s abilities and see where they can be struggling. Because grading systems help students and teachers to see where they can improve, they should not be abolished.

  • This is the real world.

    Although some may believe that the current grading system causes students too much stress, it actually motivates students to achieve more. When students receive grades for their work they are encouraged to try harder. Some may use grades as friendly competition, whereas others may use it as a way to track their progress throughout the semester. If the grading system were to be abolished, students would lose motivation and therefore perform below their absolute best. With South Carolina’s new ten point grading scale, students have a greater advantage than those who were in high school ten years ago. Thus, the current grading system should stay in place as a way to encourage students to reach their full potential.


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bhasker2000goel says2015-04-27T16:32:38.597
Thanks a bunch for providing a lot of information on this topic.
kylaslaylife12 says2016-05-23T14:19:17.490
Kyla Thompson was here for her debate project!!!
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