How Much Do Grades Really Matter?
The process of grading – based on assessments – formative or summative; and therefore the pattern of representing them in either alphabetic or numeric scale of varied permutations and combinations have been at the forefront of the many nations as a ‘benchmark’ of mapping success in education or learning. For many, the difference of a minuscule decimal has proven to be the ‘last straw that broke the camel’s back’ and that they have caused themselves physical harm, even ended their young lives in sheer agony and frustration. The solution needs to be a transparent ‘NO’, but it doesn't come resoundingly loud when it involves ‘walking the talk’. Grades do matter, though they'll not define who you're.