Is replacing the letter and number grades to a pass or fail a good idea? Many
schools have thought about making changes to the grading system. Multiple
parents and teachers have different opinions about it. Replacing the letter and
number grades with a pass or fail is a bad idea because the classroom effort will
decrease, competition among students will lower, and colleges will be stumped
when it comes to picking the best for the college.
Classroom effort will start decreasing dramatically. Students will start getting lazy
with school work. For example, why try hard on school work when a student
can receive a low grade, and still pass? Students will start getting bored in ...view middle of the document...
want students that try and give 100% in everything they do. They will not be able
to tell if a student is hard working or not with the pass or fail system.
Employment offices want the best of the best as well and someone they can rely
on. The employment offices will not know if you are truly hardworking or
reliable because with the pass or fail system, a student could have attended
Harvard and barely passed. In other terms, some people like the idea of the pass
or fail system.
Others believe that there are some advantages of the pass or fail system. Some
argue that it will decrease the amount of stress for students that worry about
getting good grades.Yes, that is true, but students should try their hardest to
succeed. What are students going to do when they get into the real world?
Another argument is students will not have to worry about their grade point
average. In this case, yes, but on the down side, grade point average is a very
important system when it comes to high school and college. Students need to