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

  • Humiliation - a false presumption

    The european educational system, for example, is one that traditionally didn't even treat this publicity of grades as a problem. I grew up in a system where grades were always made public and the students in a certain clhad a very good idea of who is doing what and how well. This did not lead to mocking and humiliation but in fact to an assortment of certain values and a better knowing of each other. In the end, to mutual respect, since in the process we learned that we all had our minuses and pluses; we in fact learned the lesson of auto this?ernment, of giving up on cultivating and fostering an attitude of self righteousness. Many of us lived the beautiful experience of learning that we can exceed better others by simple means, like altering and correcting learning habits. The core of the problem is: do we treat each person as the center of the universe or is the universe an assembly of persons who, only through a complex and true interaction with the other, reach the fulfillment of their own selves?

  • I agree the public display of grades in schools will definitely encourage the students.

    Public posting of grades will encourage the students to learn better and score higher. Students of higher grades will definitely improve because they would like to stand as an example to their juniors. In smaller age, it is a joy for the students to see their name at the top. However, in all age groups, this will create a good impact and will motivate the students to perform better.

    Posted by: ArelyR
  • The posting of students' grade publicly in schools increases the scope of competition and makes them competitive, to do better.

    When students' grade is posted publicly in schools, it leads to competition among them. When one student sees his counterpart's marks, it leads to rivalry in the field of studies, which is known as "competition." Competition helps to encourage the students to perform better in the further assessments and leads to a bright future. So, posting grades publicly in schools motivates students to perform well.

    Posted by: taiboxer
  • Yes, because posting grades publicly in schools will show their performance to everyone, which will motivate the students to perform better from other who is performing better than that student.

    Posting grades publicly in school will increase the competition in the students as everyone will be seeing their grades and will compare their grades from the other students who might be scoring higher grades. This will motivate the students to perform better and better to come at the top of the grades and feel more confidant from others.

    Posted by: RingJonas
  • By making student's grades public, they are more likely to be motivated to perform better academically.

    No students wants to be embarrassed among their peers because they have bad grades. By posting student's grade in public allows them to be more motivated to perform better. Each student can see their ranks and this will drive competition to get to the top! The more competition, the more likely students are to become more academically hard working and driven.

    Posted by: M4xFace
  • By putting bad grades out students

    are more likely to get embarrassed and to make sure it did not happen again would work to bring their grade up

  • Public accountability would boost performance.

    Learning to be accountable to one's peers and superiors is an important part of personal growth. It will also serve to motivate students by making them subject to judgment from their peers.

    Posted by: M4r5hKai
  • This will increase competition in students.

    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. In addition, the child will now understand competition and use it throughout his/ her life.

  • actually yeah

    I would normally said no. But back in private school, my 6th grade teacher did that with homeworks. She had a big chart with all of our names and every time we didn't do out homework she would mark a dot next to our name. We became really competitive about that, never saw my classmates trying so hard to get their work done.

  • Probably

    People are inherently competitive, because in nature if you don't compete you die. I think that people would be motivated by knowing exactly where they stand in relation to everyone else, and they would probably be more inclined to try harder if they faced public humiliation for every failure they made.

  • Pushes students over the breaking point

    Some students drive themselves the breaking point to be perfect. Whether or not their parents push them, or they just expect a lot from themselves. When teachers post their students grades for all to see, it is humiliating and can drive students to the extreme.( Maybe even suicide). Why would teachers do this when they're supposed to encourage students.

  • It is humiliating

    We should not just post students grades on the bulletin boards publicly as it will not motivate them to perform better but it will just make them think that everyone has seen their grades and everyone would be thinking that they were unable to score enough marks for praising..... Why should we just show the world that the student is taking the studies seriously or not?

  • No, please don't

    I had a teacher do this in the 6th grade, It sucked everyone would look at each others grade buuut I didnt see any teasing towards the less bright kids more the bright kids were questioned. The teacher dint implement this to humilate the kids but because he was lazy make seperate sheets for every individual student. He was a french teacher.

  • This cant be

    This just isn't right cause what if the teacher didn't ask the parents nor the kid the parents could sue them and the kids will just get bullied by other kids like telling him or her hey why you have bad grades or you are dumb or just stupid and like that subject is easy how are you failing

  • Do you want every mistake you make to be displayed?

    If a teacher shares a students grade, or post it, it not only creates more stress on the students but it creates an environment for bullying. Not just for those who aren't doing well but also for the kids who are excelling because they're to smart. Other kids may not know some kids are in poverty and can't afford the tools they need to do well, and some kids have disabilities that cause them to mess up sometimes and we should punish them for that? By displaying a private score? This also may cause some students to stress more because they're not good at taking test.
    It's not right, there was a reason we didn't do this from the start.

  • Nopeeeee no no

    Will posting students’ grades on bulletin boards publicly motivate them to perform better or is it humiliating? I strongly disagree, a teacher’s job is to encourage a child and to put up something like that on social media can damage their self esteem. In a school were learned to respect others and if respect isn’t shown by that teacher by humiliating that child on social media it can cause them to drop out of school, stop performing and changing their willingness to learn. A teachers job is to give their students chances, let them learn from their mistakes, encourage them to continue working playing a great role in carrying moving them up the scale of learning, being a teacher you should know that, not everyone is a early developer everyone learns at their own time, if these grades are published on social media it can also look bad on the teacher also, cause it can indicate to some parents that the teacher is happy that their students is failing and it can indicate that the teacher is not teaching so that the students can be able to understand then implement. As the Minister of Education said “If the students fail, the teachers fail” so as a teacher you should not humiliate a student by posting their grades online, you should encourage them to continue working so at the end you can also feel proud and know that you have also produced achievers, and accomplished your goal.

  • Emotioms Are strong

    Some children are very sensitive and try hard to achieve good marks some do and some don't it bring s down their self esteem and it doesn't motivate them therefore some people might bully them and some might feel bad about themselves so I disagree
    Completely with this it isn't right

  • It would not motivate them

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  • No! I strongly disagree!

    There is always a mixture of two types of kids in a class.The brighter ones and the not so smart ones.By posting the students marks on a bulletin board,most children and teachers will favour the brighter ones with good grades.The ones with average or bad grades will be isolated by friends and teachers.
    This goes to all schools who perform this actin. Please, please, PLEASE do not post your students' grades on bulletin boards or you will have to deal with a major issue! Thank you.

  • Students don't care

    If there is a opinion as to motivating students by putting there marks in bulletin board , then friends, its of no use. Because it should be collective effort of both students and teachers to contribute for their growth. What effort does a teacher give to those weak students after displaying their results? As a result the weak students also take it casually. In my opinion rather than displaying result publicly the teacher should groom the students individually taking into consideration their ability of understanding and capturing studies. This should be done because everyone is not born with same capability and talent. Displaying those student results wont help.


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