Should The Pass Fail Grading System For Students And Increase Their Class Participation

1386 Words May 3rd, 2015 6 Pages
Suppose a child instantly runs home to tell his parents about his hard work paying off throughout the semester and he is positive that he will receive an A+. However, to his dismay, the school has adopted a pass-fail system. This means he probably passes, but so does the careless boy, who sits next to him on his phone the whole period. To explain even more, a pass-fail grading system is where there are only two types of grades: either a pass or a fail. A passing grade is usually determined by receiving a 60% or higher in a class to pass that class. Hence, this new pass-fail grading system would be harmful to the child that tries in class, whereas being beneficial to the boy who barely scrapes by. However, advocates of the pass-fail grading system argue that this new system will reduce stress in students and increase their class participation. In a world where our youth is essential to our progress, drastically changing the grading system could affect a country’s development. Hence, a pass-fail grading system must not be implemented in America’s schools in order to maintain a student’s work ethic, assure accuracy in teaching and grading, and prepare students for their lives after education.
Some argue that the pass-fail grading system enhances a student’s interest and motivation in school, but in reality, students will work less because they no longer feel that they have to persevere to get an “A” or a “B”, but rather just aim to get that passing grade. According to The…

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