Please check out our new Opinion Poll on whether handwriting should be graded, and cast your vote by the end of October 2016. As you know …
your opinion counts
Our September 2016 poll was on the relevance of the traditional grading system:
The traditional grading system is a good one because it is universally understood and allows for direct comparison in a classroom.
• I agree. Traditional grading is easily understood by teachers, parents and students. Everyone knows that an A is better than an F. (18%, 8 Votes)
• I disagree. Traditional grading is vague and does not show what a student is learning. It does not explain how someone ended up with a particular grade. (82%, 37 Votes)
Result: An overwhelming majority (82%) of the respondents don’t think that the traditional grading system is a good one. They believe that it is vague and not a reliable indicator of what the student is learning. A small minority (18%) feel that the traditional grading system is adequate because is it universally understood by teachers, parents and students.