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  • Retention Places Students In The Same Grade
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    Grade retention, better known as "staying back", "being held back" or "repeating", has been the topic of much debate within the educational system. The controversy which surrounds this long-standing issue has been reinforced by such topics as the recent endorsement of academic standards. Research indicates that "the rate of retention has increased by approximately 40% in the last 20 years with as many as 15% of all American students held back each year and 30-50% held back at least once before n...
  • Grade Point
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    Inaugural Address to the People of the US Hello ladies and gentleman, citizens of the United States of America. Today I will be reading to you my inaugural address, and will hopefully cover any and all issues or questions you may have about why you should, and trust me, you should, vote for me to be your president. The ten issues I will be addressing in my speech are: education, medical care, employment, welfare, crime, drug trafficking, language, environment, media, and abortion. Let me start w...
  • Grade Curves In College Classes
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    Why Our Grading System is Important Contrary to the belief of Arthur Lean, author of the article 'The Farce Called 'Grading'; , students are 'naturally, stupid dolts who must somehow be coerced, cajoled, persuaded, threatened, strong-armed into learning. ' ; Those few however, who are not, can go to college where an honor code is in place, such as New College of USF or Harvey Mudd, and the 'farce'; called grading will be of no encumbrance to the individual. The rest of the students need a system...
  • Rate Students Since A Computer
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    Education has been changing so much in the last few years with the introduction to the computers both in the classroom and at home with the students. Students are no longer expected to write papers but type them up; Papers are no longer expected to be just writing but integrated with pictures and graphs; Projects have also changed from who can learn the most to who can make it look good. Computers have revolutionized education, but not without a cost. The cost is the quality of education some st...
  • Grades Students
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    In today's society we feel the need to be graded in order to learn. The topic of the grading system has sparked three essays, by three different authors, about the pros and cons of the grading system. First, Jerry Farber, professor at University of California at San Diego, wrote A Young Person's Guide to the Grading System (333). Next is Steven Vogel, professor at Denison University, who wrote Grades and Money (337). The last two authors in this compilation are Stephen Goode and Timothy W. Maier...
  • Students With Licenses
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    Recent studies in automobile accident data shows that students who have fewer accidents also receive good grades in school as opposed to students with poor grades. In the future, we may see a Maine law that would issue temporary licenses to students, only to be renewed with proof of passing grades. This suggestion will most defiantly stir up controversy, largely among the students at risk of being affected by this law. I myself oppose such an absurd suggestion, and I believe that a law of that n...
  • Close With The Students
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    The essentialism theory of education calls on the traditional aspects of education. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are the main focus points. From those skills learned in elementary schools, the students are told to continue with these skills onto the next level. Essentialism relies heavily on testing and grading to show improvement of the student. Students are supposed to follow the rules closely and the teachers will be making sure of that. Subjects are to be taught separately and students w...
  • Student's Knowledge Of Basic Information
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    Academic knowledge is the basis on which future prosperity, and financial security has been determined. As a consequence, students feel inclined to perform above average in school. Now, as students perform less and less, they sink to obtain good grades by cheating. This method to acquire the desired grades will only harm the student, instead of the imagined result. Prompted by a child's inability to perform basic tasks throughout his education, academic cheating spawns numerous negative conseque...
  • Combination Of Words In The Student Essay
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    I was going through a bunch of old magazines and newspapers this week when I came upon an article about some software that was being developed for teachers to use that would grade essays. Over the past weekend I had the opportunity to talk to my aunt who was a teacher and college professor before she retired. She said, "there is nothing better to assess a student's knowledge of a subject, than an essay especially when compared to a true or false or multiple choice exams". Unfortunately, grading ...
  • Grades And School
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    C.D. 1/5/99 New School Policy Essay School Number (WHATEVER SCHOOL) is considering a new policy. Students will not receive grades in any classes. Before passing this policy, the principal wants to know how it will affect students. This new policy can have some good effects and bad effects. How would it affect teachers How would it affect students who plan to go to collage How would it affect students who usually get bad grades All these things have to be taken into consideration. In the followin...
  • Grading System Grade Point Average And Class Rank
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    Teachers have always used grades to measure the amount a student has learned. This practice is becoming ineffective. Many students have a wide range of grades, which show that grades may not show what a student really knows. Therefore, the standard grading system should be replaced. Some reasons why grades should be replaced are bad grades can hinder a child's performance, grades define who a student is in the classroom, and grades are not an effective way to see if students have learned the mat...
  • Bad Grades Mean Possible Bad Evaluations
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    Dissecting Education Think about how much of your life is spent trying to learn all you can and make yourself better prepared for the 'real world. ' ; We start schooling at age five or six. Kindergarten is about finger paints and learning the alphabet. Before we know it, we are standing in front of our class and parents accepting a high school diploma. That is thirteen years right there. Then, if we really want to 'succeed'; we have to get through another 4 to 6 years of college. That is almost ...
  • Abolishing Of Student Grades
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    Getting Rid of the Letter Grades As our country moves into the twenty-first century, it must closely evaluate its current system of doing things. However, an evaluation of today's students would not be positive. This is because students fear failure and fear getting bad grades. A simple solution to this problem would be to eliminate grades altogether and to reinstate the power of learning to gain knowledge and character, not to get a letter grade. Abolishing grades would work toward eliminating ...
  • Education Paradigm For The Assessment Of Students
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    Through educational history, various learning theories have been developed. How these theories relate to high-stakes standardized testing has a profound effect on schools in relation to accountability. Traditional learning models are based on two underlying assumptions, namely, decomposition and de contextualization. Yin (as cited in Gimps, 1994) maintains that standardized testing is built upon this perspective. Training the mind, emphasizing subject matter, and saturating the learner with know...
  • Student's Permanent Record
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    All forms of stealing are unethical, but the one that is most atrocious is plagiarism. Buying papers is the worst offense in college. It can hurt your permanent record. Plagiarism should be irradiated for 3 reasons. First, students should be aware that plagiarism has a negative effect on the grade in the class. Many colleges require that students accused of plagiarism not only face judicial board, but also face the vice president for academic affairs. The judicial board sanction can cause a stud...
  • My Students
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    This is an essay regarding the techniques a teacher uses to catch a cheat. First and foremost, kids are typically not smart enough to change enough "big words" to fool a certified teacher. I am a perfect example of a teacher who knows immediately if the students has taken a step far beyond their skill level. That is the first element of catching a cheat. The second element is simply one of comparison. Has the student really put in enough effort to pull off the copy? A student who maintains a gra...
  • Students Grades
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    Some students argue they are not receiving a fair grade, while others wonder why they achieved such a high grade with such low-quality work. This is a growing issue in many American colleges. Professors and students have argued about grades for many years. At Dixie State College, as at many institutions of higher learning, grade inflation is an unfortunate consequence of professors' attempts at ameliorating their students. The real problem is not grade inflation, but the differential application...
  • Grading System Students
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    The main purpose of college is to educate people, and to teach them the skills they will need to be successful in their careers and in everyday life. Grades are used to show how well, or how weak a student is doing in a particular subject. However, do grades help or hurt the student? Now days, some professors do not give students exams during the semester. Basically, students get graded on how well they do on the final exam. The problem here is since the students were not tested on the subject m...
  • Student's Achievement
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    'The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it' (John 1: 5, The Bible). Life as it is is a choice, a choice between good and evil. For generations good and evil has co-existed on the Earth, within mankind. It has been a test man has never conquered; the evil within us. 'And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the Earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually' (Genesis 6: 5). Hence, in The Lord of the Flies Golding ...
  • Abolishing Of Students Grades
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    FREEDOM OF FAILURE Motivating students in the classroom is not the problem. Motivation will be evident when the de-motivators are removed. -Kim I. Melton (Virginia Commonwealth University) As our country moves further into the twenty-first century it must closely evaluate its current system of carrying out procedures. Where better to start looking than at its future, today's students; however, an evaluation of today's students would not net positive results. This is because of the general indiff...

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