Essay On Grading System

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Is The Grading System in the U.S Effective? OUTLINE/ CON

Opening Statement:
A grading system in education is a system that is used to assess the educational performance of a child which is entirely based upon points alone. Grading system does not provide an opportunity to make the child to think out of the box or freely develop the thinking about any idea. Still, this method is widely regarded in many of the schools across the world. There are many types of grading system available now. Right from providing an O grade to A grade, to providing a ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ alone, many standards based grading systems are incorporated in various schools across the globe differently. There are many people who declare that the grading system is the best and there are also others who say
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Studies have shown that the grades have hurt these overall objectives. This means with grades students are not learning it in the long term and getting nothing out of the time spent in the classroom. If we modeled the education systems of successful countries such as Singapore, who has the highest PISA scores, and Finland who ranked first in the WEF report, we could easily relieve the pressure and lack of desire to learn. Rather than shoving standardized tests down students throats, making them think the only way they can succeed in life is with an A, overloading them with six classes A DAY with only an hour of break time, and placing them in overcrowded classrooms, we need to be treating our students with extreme care, as if our lives depend on it, because they do ! Children are the future of this nation, and if we do not provide them with a quality, encouraging education that feeds the hunger to learn rather than just make them think all school is about is passing tests and getting A’s, we’re going to be in serious trouble in the
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