Should there be a better grading scale for school systems

May 7, 2015, 8:45 pm

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The debate "Should there be a better grading scale for school systems" was started by an anonymous person on May 7, 2015, 8:45 pm. 29 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 7 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

Lane posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
PsychDave posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

AnkGanu, Violet, toughgamerjerry, DarkAngelAnarchist, skyfrancois_97, I_Voyager, Lane, sidhant, Neaa, DanielleR123, Hellrazor, Katana_MC, athinus, AlenaMaisel and 15 visitors agree.
PsychDave, soullesschicken, ResIpsaLoquitor, sabrina and 3 visitors disagree.

@PsychDave I agree with what you said. But, in general education, students are graded by the classwork they complete, the homework they complete, and the tests they take. What does this mean? It means that students are being graded to learn what the teacher teaches them and spit it back out on paper. It doesn't teach these kids to think for themselves. On basic math and english and science and any other simply factual thing, that's ok. But when a student is in a history class learning about how an event 500 years ago still affects us today, they should actually give their opinion on how it still affects us, based on what they were taught about it. And that's what should be graded. This idea should be integrated but more commonly used than the normal I-tell-you-fact-you-regurgitate-it style. This encourages creativity and encourages students to think for themselves, and it proves that the students are thinking critically more than a test does. One might ask "How do you grade a student based on what he/she thinks?" to clarify, that isn't what's being graded. The teacher should grade based on the depth they bring to a discussion, which is an indicator of critical thinking, which is what they have been looking for all along.

3 years, 8 months ago

Saying there should be a better scale doesn't make a very strong case. What is wrong with the current scale, and what would you do to improve it? Since this is so heavily dependent on where you live, which isn't stated, I cannot agree without more information.

4 years ago
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