Comparison Between Marks System & Grading System

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Positive points on Grading System

THE grade system coupled with other examination reforms like giving 15 minutes extra time to students to skim through their question paper would serve as a great stress-buster. It will make education entertaining than being seen as a burden.

IN the present system, we see youngsters stressing themselves for each single mark. The grade-system will take out that stress from the lives of students and make them love education. I See introduction of grade-system over marks as one of the best examination reforms. It will reduce unnecessary burden from the minds of youngsters and instead make them concentrate on their subjects. One should never forget that for healthy competition, healthy mind is the necessity EVEN if we have to go for the grade-sytem, there should be proper categorisation. This will help us differentiate between good and better performance. Without drwaing this line, the spirit of healthy competition will be over and we will not get quality products. MANY a time, less marks in the examinations make students underestimate their capability. Grading is the best system to help one overcome the stress syndrome associated with the examination MANY a time, less marks in the examinations make students underestimate their capability. Grading is the best system to help one overcome the stress syndrome associated with the examinations.

Why is grading system better than marks system?
Students scoring 71, 75 or 79 marks will be awarded the same grade. Is it justified? In what ways are grades better than marks? Awarding of grades has number of advantages over awarding of numerical marks. It considerably reduces inter and intra examiner variability in marking. It also takes care of imperfection of tools used for assessment. Statistical research in assessment techniques indicates that there is a possibility of variation of scores awarded to individuals to the extent of 5% to 15%. Putting students of similar potential in same...
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