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Thread: Progressive Grading in School

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    Progressive Grading in School

    This isn't a trap thread and it's here to make you think.

    Would you support a system of grading, where the higher performing students have part of their grades distributed to lower performing students, in order for their (lower performing students) grades to be brought up to passing?

    This should be applied to all levels from Kindergarten-College/University.

    Explain your reasoning, behind your answer, please.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    No... just like i don't like progressive anything

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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    No.

    I'm for progressive teaching, where those students who are struggling get more attention and focused instruction in the classroom.

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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Absolutely not. Ridiculous idea.


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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    No. That type of grading isn't helpful to any student. What the teacher should be doing is finding out which students are having a difficult time and addressing them. This can be done by either spending more time with the students, either in class, during recess, or after school, or have study buddies and match them up with kids that tend to do better. Actually understanding something is more important than a grade. If you know how a math equation works, than you can solve most of the math problems.

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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    It's a tough place to be as a teacher. There are students who need a TON of help and those that can pretty much do anything on their own. I feel like many kids get ignored because the teacher is spending all of her time with either the troublemakers or the ones that are way behind. I go back to the parents every time. If more parents cared about their kids' education we wouldn't have so many problems in school. The breakdown of the family is THE main problem. But how do we fix that?


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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    It's a tough place to be as a teacher. There are students who need a TON of help and those that can pretty much do anything on their own. I feel like many kids get ignored because the teacher is spending all of her time with either the troublemakers or the ones that are way behind. I go back to the parents every time. If more parents cared about their kids' education we wouldn't have so many problems in school. The breakdown of the family is THE main problem. But how do we fix that?
    I think teachers shouldn't have to walk on egg shells when it comes to discipline in the classroom. Not that teachers should go overboard or anything, but I think they, and administrators, are generally too restricted when it comes to dealing with troublemakers.

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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    I think teachers shouldn't have to walk on egg shells when it comes to discipline in the classroom. Not that teachers should go overboard or anything, but I think they, and administrators, are generally too restricted when it comes to dealing with troublemakers.
    Agreed...........


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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    It's a ridiculous concept.
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    Re: Progressive Grading in School

    To detractors, would it not allow for those on the lower end to graduate and gain access to higher paying jobs?
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