• There are other ways than letter grade.

    One way we could do this is to grade them still on how many they got right. The teacher would take another "test" and that "test" would say if they were on task, turned it in on time, and did they pay attention during the lesson.
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  • Letter Grades don’t represent understanding

    While it is important to have a measure of ability, having such a oversimplification or their ability discourages taking risks. Having a number or letter that represents your ability can tarnish a students self worth and encourages students to take the easiest and safest route rather than taking risks learning to enjoy learning. There’s no need to have a fluid understanding of a topic if you are simply given a standardized test. Some students may need extra time to master a certain part of the material moving on without them and sticking them with a grade simply isn’t the way to get a teenager to engage and actually learn.

  • Yes they should

    They should because theey are just plain old confusing and also when you get a F it just makes . . . . . . . . It so flustratign cause you dont know what to work on so that is why i dont think their shiuld be letter grades

  • Letter grades should be eliminated from school.

    I would have to agree with the person who wrote "removed from schools" because letter grades are useless. Everyone has a different learning pace, and there are people who just get it and don't need to study, and then there's people who struggle but try very hard and goes to a F to a D. That struggling person has improved and he has grown in his studies. Yes, letter grades should be eliminated and they should be replaced by a growth amounts.

  • Grades simply are examples of what you learned at that time.

    If I learn how to be a public speaker at day 1 in the class I would not be nearly as good as a student who just finished the course. Grades if used should be sum up, and only given at the last week of a class. An overall summery of the knowledge learned.

  • removed from schools

    I personally agree,Okay, we all know that kids are stressing to get a certain letter in school. They are seriously stressing over getting their goal of achieving a letter grade! But seriously, is this showing growth? School is about extending your abilities, learning something new! The letter grades are simply useless! If you have a child in a class who gets everything, are they growing? What about if you have a child who is struggling, and studies every night, to only get a 'D' on their quiz! You know as well as I do that getting an F before the unit, and then getting a D is a huge improvement, especially for those who study the most. Letter grades should be eliminated, but they should be replaced by a growth amount.

  • These are what your grades mean:

    A= amazing
    B=beautiful work
    D= dis iz very good
    R=remarkably good
    Z=. . . . . . . . . Hmmmmmmm. . . . . . . . . . . . Z= ZUPER GOOD JOB!

    So that iz what each grade really means. They are alls verys goods. , So do not worry, Ya grade iz alls ways goooooood! Have a nice day!

  • Report Cards Should'nt Be Eliminated

    There are many reasons why report cards are used. One of these is to show how the student is doing in school. If a student gets straight A's all the time, they are considered "smart". This is well deserved because the student put more effort to receive their grades than others who moght not have done so. ALso,

  • We should not abolish the grading system.

    Letter grades are the fastest and simplest ways to track progress in students. Looking at the progress students make is easier with letter grades because the letter grades are given whether the student performs well or not. For example, if a student goes from a B to an A, you know the student has improved and performs well acedemically. If the student goes from a B to a C, D, or F, you know the student is doing poorly acedemically and needs help and will hopefully learn nessicary information.

  • No because it will teach kids to not do good in school

    Kids wont try as hard in school if there was no grades, because they know they will not get into as much trouble as if they did have grades. And they wont try as hard and they wont try as hard and they wont try as hard as they do with grades.

  • No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! . .

    No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .......................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. .

  • No, they should not.

    Letter grades are good, I believe. A student and their parent needs to know where the kid stands academically. If not, everyone is treated as if they are doing exactly the same, and unless the entire real world becomes this way, it teaches these kids to be deluded and not try hard enough.

  • No, letter grades have their place.

    While letter grades should be de-emphasized, they do not need to be removed completely. Letter grades are good for finding a general curve of how well students are understanding material and seeing who needs individual help. However, letter grades need to be supplemented with objective grades that take into account things like effort and improvement.

  • Letter grades should stay

    Letter grades should not be removed from school because if they were the students would not get an accurate description of how they are doing in school. Some educators do want to do away with letter grades but this is because they would not have to be responsible for a poor students progress.

  • Letter grades provide structure and achievable goals

    I remember when I was a child the first time that I received an "O" for outstanding in the 3rd grade. It was in spelling. To that point I has always only received "S"'s for satisfactory or "N"'s for needs improvement. When I got that first "O" I felt as though i had truly achieved something. If we eliminate letter grades we take away the tangible ability for a child to see the reward for their hard work. It also gives structure to the children's lives and allows for tangible evidence to see whether or not learning has been achieved.

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