Advantages And Disadvantages Of Grading System

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The debate over the use of the grading system in schools to evaluate the educational performance of students is getting more complicated as research and studies are going on about the relevance of the grading system in schools. For centuries, grades have been the primary form of evaluating the achievements of students. Parents imagine that grading is an indication of how dull or smart their children are and students felt the pressure of getting good grades to avoid punishment and to impress parents and teachers. While there is an ongoing debate about the advantage and disadvantage of the grading system, children are feeling the strain. The grading system comes with destructive effects on a child’s psychological health, growth and development, self-value and self-esteem. There is a common presumption among students that grades…show more content…
It is assumed and stated in the philosophy of the current education system that grading encourages learning. Although grades are a simple and immediate feedback mechanism they are inadequate and they do not represent all the quantities and qualities of a student. A student achieves what he or she achieves through all sorts of means—intelligence, talent, technology and support from teachers and parents. We cannot define if a student is dull or smart trough tests that is inadequate and restricting. Studies have shown that low-ability students are negatively affected by the grading system (Harlen & Deaken Crick, 2002) and in many cases students would have learn more if not being under the pressure of grading (Crooks, 1988). The grading system categorizes a student and does not provide an opportunity to make the student think out of the box. To fight poverty we are increasingly dependent of entrepreneurs. School systems must encourage the entrepreneur, help students build new skills and provide a foundation for lifelong
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