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Would posting students' grades publicly in schools motivate them to perform better?

  • Posting students s

    Posting student grades could be discriminatory, Towards their economic status etc.

    Having a bad grade could lead to depression or anxiety

    Most professionals believe that posting your grades will lead to the points above

    If people do get a good grade, They will boast on other students which will have the students have depression and anxiety

    Having your grade publicly shown could be more unmotivating because of the stress it’ll put on students

  • This would help

    Posting students grades would motivate them because kids like competition. And if hey see that they got a bad grade and some other person got a good grade they would want to try and beat their classmates’ grades. So, The cycle would keep on going repeatedly. And the teacher could even say that the student with the best grade at the end of the week will get a treat. Then that would start a fun competition in your class by who could get the best grade possible. Its survival of the fittest so we need to prepare them for the real world. Life has always been about survival, And why shield them away from that. A person on Debate. Com states, “If an F- student sees his grades posted right next to a straight A student's grades, He/ she will most likely start competing with that student and this will bring up the grades. ”

    So, This is a great concept to do if you’re a teacher. I would personally do this for my students. It is better for students to have fun, But still in a learning environment. So

  • It is motivational.

    The naysayers seem to think that individual students are being identified. This is false because it is against the law. Grades posted using anonymous code numbers allows each student to see his or her grade relative to the whole class. The mean, Median, And grade distribution should not be a mystery. Students need to know just how good or bad they really are. The self-esteem model of education has produced and is producing the worst educated students this country has seen in modern times.

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  • Helps Students know where they are in their class

    -Students grades don't have to be posted. There could be a system where students are ranked on what grade they get. The person with the best score would be at the top of the list and the worst at the bottom.
    -The first 5 students grades could be shown so the other students don't get humiliated.
    -And there could be another board where the students last grades are taken into account so if someone was a straight A student and they suddenly get a D, They would still be somewhere on the top so the fall in placing isn't such a shock.
    -Students would also be required to continuously study hard and all their hard work in all subjects would be taken into account.

  • Yes - it likely would.

    Many students play games (e. G. , Video games, Sports, Etc. ). While they play these games, Usually they are being competitive and trying to win (e. G. , To get the highest score on an online multiplayer game or to become noticed as a great basketball player, Etc. ). So, It's reasonable to assume that this competitive behavior would translate over to the school setting. Some students are already competitive, But if grades were made public, It's plausible to think that a couple more students will become more competitive at reaching the top of the "scoreboard".

  • Motivation and stuff

    If they start getting bullied then its their fault for not trying hard enough on the test and should start studying more and not wasting their time on games and friends or dodo like that sure it may seem harsh but it'll push them or they can try impressing people they want to impress

  • People, Are you serious

    Since you are so afraid of posting marks, Why don't you tell your parents about this? I guess if you did so, Most of you won't be alive by now. And there's a better way to die, Tell your parents you don't want to study at all just want them to spend you money.

  • Yes it should

    For the record I am not in favor of public schools doing this. I am more in favor of private schools doing this if they want to. Then students can take in to account this an decide to go there or not. It would be widely beneficial to motivate students to study to avoid negative impressions of themselves. Higher up students can be motivated to stay there, And lower students can be motivated to study harder or get more help.

  • Competition is a thing and people aren’t alike.

    Mostly in support for later years, But our society is and should be competitive. Pretending it isn’t helps no one. Not the ones in front nor the ones in the back. Clumping people as if they are all the same isn’t the answer. It’s just a way to pretend that they all start with the same potential. They don’t.

  • that's embarrassing

    That would be humiliating. I mean what if they had something going on in their life at the time and their grades started to lip a little bit? That does not give you the right to post their grades on the wall of shame and let all of the kids go and be embarrassed of their grades. They could be going through a tragidy at home or something else to cause thew bad grades at school. But for you to go and post them on the wall publicly that's wrong in so many ways. So I offically vote no!

  • Posting grades publicly in schools would be detrimental to many of the students.

    Although many students who do well in school might be encouraged to continue with their progress, the idea that posting all student's grades would improve the grades would not work. Those students who are not doing well are not always the ones who aren't trying, and a child who consistently had poor grades posted - despite their best efforts - would eventually give up, not improve. The idea would really help only the students in the upper grade categories who WEREN'T already trying their best. For the rest, it would result in shame, ridicule, and frustration - hardly the type of environment we are trying to create in our schools. Students who do well are already publicly acknowledged in many places through Honor Roll listings in the local newspapers. This should be enough.

    Posted by: WorldMead
  • No, a student does not need to be publicly humiliated to improve their performance.

    Publicizing a persons grades may improve their performance but it would come at a significant cost. Children may be humiliated and become the subject of ridicule from their peers. This is unnecessary. If this is the tool used to motivate the student, the school and the parents have failed. Performance is a private matter for the student and their family.

    Posted by: R43Shep
  • I do not think that posting students' grades publicly in schools would motivate them to perform better because all students are different and each one would react differently to it.

    Each student thinks differently. So while one student may get motivated to perform better if he gets low grades, another may feel humiliated and embarrassed. She may even commit suicide because of this. Also, all young people are very concerned about fitting in with the group and being accepted. Having their grades made public may fill them with low self esteem and reduce their confidence levels. It may even make them uncomfortable around their peer group. I think posting students' grades publicly in schools would do more harm than good.

    Posted by: danoneeno
  • I believe that posting grades in schools is an invasion of privacy.

    Although it might motivate some students to try to achieve higher grades, I cannot support posting grades in school. I feel that it is an invasion of privacy and is a matter better handled between teachers and parents. Being so publicly embarrassed might drive some children away from school. There are better ways than public humiliation to get a poor student?s attention.

    Posted by: R0d0Ferdy
  • This is not a good idea for the poor performing students who already are doing their best; they don't need further humiliation.

    There would be a number of students who would get their act together and study harder if grades were posted. No one wants their whole world to know they are screw- ups. But for some kids who have learning disabilities such as ADD and dyslexia, they don't need more humiliation. Kids are already sensitive and still developing self-esteem, so this would not be fair for many students.

    Posted by: NettN355
  • Although posting grades may motivate some, it may cause lower self-esteem for others.

    We are all unique. We all have strengths and weaknesses. A student's grades, scores, or progress may or may not be equal and/or comparable to others. Ability and environment effect the rate at which students achieve. Some very bright students may be involved in more extracurricular activities which may effect their achievement rate. Some students may not have the mental ability to achieve as fast as others, or they may have a learning disability. Some students may have parents who exclusively enhance their drive to achieve academically, while others may have parents who believe their children should be well-rounded and choose to offer and expose their children to a variety of activities. Unfortunately, some students may have parents that do not care what they do, which most likely will negatively effect their progress and development. Progress should be discussed on an individual level and should always be initiated with a positive outlook. Each student needs to understand and see that caretakers (teachers, parents, mentors, etc.) truly care about them as individuals, and want to help them achieve to their greatest potential. Teachers must not compare students, but rather understand and celebrate differences, while supporting and providing for a variety of pursuits to enhance development.

  • This would be ridiculous

    Some students are very cruel, if grades were posted everyone would look for the lowest grade and proceed to mock that child.

  • No, posting students' grades publicly in schools would substantially increase performance anxiety, which for many causes poor performance.

    Particularly in minority students, performance can be greatly affected by what they perceive their stereotyped performance expectations are. I read somewhere that on high-stress tests minority students typically perform much worse than white students, whereas on non-high stress tests, they perform equally with white students. Any test where grades will be later posted will create a higher-stress environment than a test where grades are not publicly posted; therefore posting the grades publicly will case minority students to perform worse (and probably white students as well - I know I wouldn't do very well if I was busy worrying about everyone seeing I got a bad grade).

    Posted by: A Paul
  • NO NO NO

    My school in Malaysia was exactly the same.. it not motivated me at all, infact it emberassed me so much, I didnt want to go school. Leading to even worse grades. You dont want your kids to feel victimised. Only bad parenting support stupid motivational methods like this.. GTH


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