The Grading System: Completely Necessary Grades are an important part of the school system. Grades set the extraordinary students apart from the ordinary ones. In Jerry Farber’s essay, “A Young Person’s Guide to the Grading System,” he argues that grades are the only motivation students have in school. Farber even calls it “phony motivation.” He argues that students do not actually learn anything. Farber also argues that I disagree with Farber’s viewpoint on the grading system and the effect on students.
The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.” From back then to today’s society, kids are failing because they lack those morals that they need to succeed. Some examples are responsibility, respect to elders and etc. Human nature is not an averaging of people’s behavior but rather is revealed as we cultivate excellence. Dr. King states, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true
In Alfie Kohn’s argument, “Who’s Cheating Whom?” he explains that cheating happens because students are not engaged in class because of a few different factors, like a lack of interest in a subject, or the pressures of getting good grades instead of learning. He states evidence from different experiments, allowing him to appear more credible, showing that students are more likely to cheat because their school puts more emphasis on how well students do on tests and homework versus how much is being learned in class. Kohn effectively argues that if students were truly engaged in what is being taught, and learning was more encouraged than memorizing and passing a test, cheating would be less of a problem. In simplest terms, cheating is wrong because teachers cannot accurately assess how much is being learned in class, and what they need to improve on the next time they teach that lesson. Kohn stated, “when teachers don’t seem to have a
(ELAC)Especially in Asia, teachers always leave a strict and inviolability impression to students, and students can not against the rules that their teachers create to them. (ELAC)Students lost their valuable creative thoughts and freedom in school, and that is also the reason why more and more students lost their interest in study. The boring and strict system that school provides is very harmful to students, it leads them can only focus on their lessons and limits their abilities of other aspects that they interested in. Based on this, school will easy to receive an opposite result, which is students give up on study and addict in drugs or worst. (CS)In fact, good grade doesn’t bring students succeed all the time but the creative coping
Although it isn 't, by any means, an honest way to accomplish something, but is commonly used to gain an advantage or improve one 's standing. There are several forms of cheating, and we 'll discuss three in this essay. Most people believe that cheating is wrong, placing their competitors at a disadvantage and ruining the competition 's purpose; it is never right to cheat, even if it would seemingly eliminate the problems and improve conditions involving the dilemma. Cheating on tests and plagiarizing is occasionally found in high schools, and would be a frequent occurring if all the cheaters were caught; it 's become a normal commodity for students who are no longer interested in obtaining sufficient grades by themselves, and would rather slack off, steal someone else 's work, and succeed that way. Not only does this apprehend their learning, it also appropriates a
Then being left with a physical pain of rulers or belts whipped across the hand for not living up to their teachers expectations. This is not a way schools should 've punished innocent children, schools are supposed to be a place of learning, safety and being who you are gaining knowledge that will help you in the long run. The public schools in this novel show a very obedient unpleasant way of learning, to punish or expect such high standards from young children is ridiculous when they are only kids still in the process of understanding concepts right then
This is wrong. Period.” (Maggiano) Teachers are afraid of students not scoring high, most likely if a school scores inadequate on average, the state would most likely deduct from that school 's funding. The time invested on standardized testing could devoted to actually learning something, like an interactive project or
Standardized testing evaluates a student’s performance on one particular day ,Many student do not take tests well or learns the same way. Standardized tests are normally the same, some students can’t understand the tests the same as others.There are student who need extra directions, many student will get anxiety taking the test and it hinders their performance. Standardized testing causes many teachers to only “teach to the tests” According the Columbia University article. This practice can hinder a student’s overall learning potential. It hinders the teachers to be creative and the teaching materials being the same can get boring.
Depending on how desperate a teacher is for good test scores, inappropriate preparations can be made before testing, sometimes even to the point of cheating. While having standards and a uniform teaching model, high -stakes testing is generally detrimental to the education of America. The importance of these tests has become the be-all and end-all of high school. The accountability of the testing will follow the student throughout his or her educational life. Despite being held in such high regard, the high-stakes testing effects are far from the desired and predicted
With this privilege, every state is able to lower the standards of the tests, making them easier for students to complete successfully and portray results of improvement. This is an obvious flaw because any statistics taken from the results of these tests can be unreliable and not representative of the students’ actual academic abilities. It was found that, in some states, No Child Left Behind testing led to a higher number of students with disabilities dropping out of school due to the inability to perform at what the school considered “normal” academically. Another flaw in the program would be “teaching to the test”. Since AYP is solely based on the results of standardized testing, it encourages teachers to only teach a handful of basic skills rather than creating a detailed and in-depth understanding of the curriculum.