In one way or another all of the people have experiences with grades in school. Perhaps the most of them got stressed and scared because of it. Although I attended dozens of exams and took dozens of grades, I absolutely find the idea which says grades encourage students to learn wrong because grading makes a negative pressure on students and take the will of learning away from the kids.
Suggested uses of exams:
• Measure student learning
• Provide a basis for assigning course grades
• Compare student performance
• Provide feedback to students about their learning
• Guide course content or instruction
Strengths of exams:
o Scoring is easy and reliable
Limitations of exams:
o Writing good questions is time consuming
o Difficult to measure higher-order thinking skills
o Time consuming to score
o Difficult to measure a large amount of content or course learning objectives
Althought there is opinion that students should not be graded and that grades are not real image of students knowledge, I agree that students should be graded because grades encourage students to learn. Grades cause students to compete with other students to have better grades,...