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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Creates more competition

    Posting grades publicly in a classroom creates positive competition. There is no reward for being the best; this keeps students from doing anything to harm other students to be the best, but keeps the prestige of being the best in the system. Overall, such a concept is a great idea.

  • Survival of the Fittest

    Life has and always will be about survival of the fittest. Its human nature to compete and excel. When we thrust our younger generation out into these sheltered and nurturing schools not having a basic clue where they stand out in the real world we lose that potential, and we lose the efficiency we strive for to put society forward. For the greatest portion of our young lives we grow up not knowing what we want to do with our lives. We neglect our own beneficial effort and our parents and teachers have neglected the more efficient way to teach us responsibility. Kids in today's modern generations grow up lazy... They simply don't care. If a kid or young adult still cant find out who they are in the first few stages of their lives how will they truly find out for themselves that life 'actually' isn't all about their own wants and needs, but they can eventually develop into their own mindset where they feel helping others is actually beneficial towards themselves and come to the full conclusion that they are helping society as a whole. You see it all starts with the simple subject of posting grades up publicly through a "public school." We must challenge ourselves for the greater good. The public internet is no different of making a fool of ourselves than what our grades tell the few hundred students at a public school.

  • Why would you not?

    I believe you make what you make. If you are not smart enough to pass a class and every other student is, why should we not praise the kids who are doing well? Why stop the praise for the inability of another student who does not take his or her education seriously. Although, i believe this will be most effective in the high school level

  • Students need to take responsibility.

    I've been teaching for 10 years and slowly witnessing the evaluation of teaching being passed onto the students. They take classes, and if they don't perform well they blame the instructor. Although there are always students that excel, some don't, depending on the subject matter. Students are being taught that they need to, and should, excel at everything. The fact is we are not all going to excel at everything we do. By posting grades, students can see that there are some subject areas they will excel in and some they may not. We need to stop sheltering young people and help them become more attuned to their strengths and weaknesses. It's OK not to be perfect!

    On the other hand, students don't always start out putting in enough time or really approach their work from a good problem solving perspective . Posting grades can show them that putting in a bit more effort may just get them the results they seek.

  • It would likely motivate students, however it is exploitation and should not be done in schools.

    Schools do not possess the right to make a student's grades public to other students for any reason. While doing so would probably motivate students, it's still immoral and should not be allowed by the board of education in any area. So yes to the question, but no to actually carrying out the action.

  • Yes. But context is important.

    In assessing the educational needs of learners, particularly those from a poor background, we should not overlook the motivational impact of public competition. Learners need to understand competition is training for life and some learners will have to work harder than others if they want to get anywhere. The issue of whether displaying marks is morally favorable or not, should be reconsidered when it is a learner’s life success that lies in the balance.

  • I would say yes and no to this.

    Here are some couple reason why. I say yes, because this would allow for a person to work harder and this would help the person actually do the work and become more responsible to their assignments. Also kids would become more eager to learn and to progress by getting a higher grade.
    The other part I would say no, because some kids learn differently and should not be embarrassed. That could be the one of the reasons why kids do not like school. There are kids who have weaknesses and stronger in their work. Putting a kid's grade up that is a very low, can lead to self- confidence. Also people do not liked to be judged, and have to think if they are smart or not. I think that everyone is equal in their own way. ANA PLANES17

  • 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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