School report card remarks and grades have always been the report of how well a student has been performing. However, many students and experts argue that grades do not accurately show student’s performance.
Grades Impact :
We, as young people, are taught to memorize information found in a textbook, only to regurgitate it onto next week’s test, before forgetting all about it. ‘Oh, you don’t need to know that for a test’ or ‘that’s way beyond the curriculum are usually some teachers’ responses to an insightful question or an original comment that a student has made. Students only study the bare minimum that is needed to hopefully receive a high grade. They cram the material into their heads so when the day of the test comes, they pour out all their knowledge onto the page. In this case, do they really retain the knowledge?
A lot of students don’t remember the key concepts of the test, but the score in which they received. This idea that grades define students is built in our heads. Nevertheless, many students feel the need to cheat or cram due to the pressure that grades are one of the most important factors into entering college. Grades are one of the most significant factors for colleges to determine whether or not a student is a good pick.
In addition to the lack of information grades provide us with, they also act as a barrier to most students. Students acknowledge that there is a grade attached to tasks given by the teacher. They understand that if they do not do well on those assignments, their grades are on the line.
Some people argue that without grades, how will colleges be able to know which students are good choices. After all, most colleges and business corporations rely on grades to tell how great a person is for the position.
The teachers can adjust the grades to reflect off their observations of the students’ performance. It can be done. Students don’t need grades to learn, they can learn for the sake of learning.