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Schools should eliminate grades and replace them with competency based education.
Schools should eliminate grades and replace them with
competency based education
CBE encourages students to apply learning to real-world problems rather than memorizing facts for a test.
CBE allows everyone to succeed, not just those who fit the system.
CBE accommodates individual learning styles and takes into account mental, emotional and physical maturity.
CBE gives students the "big picture" of their education.
CBE encourages students to be self-motivated and engaged in the learning process.
CBE holds students to a consistent standard of learning.
CBE in education is better suited for the transition to the professional sphere.
CBE sustains analytical thinking, creativity and problem solving.
CBE allows a more personal evaluation of the students, valuing their individual competences and potential.
CBE allows learning to be self-paced. Students move on when they demonstrate mastery.
Different educational methodologies should compete. No need for CBE to be the sole solution.
Grades reflect competence.
Grades allow to compare students' success.
Grades are an easy method for parents to track their children's academic progress.
Competency based education does not require removal of grades.
Grades can be a motivating factor for students.
We should do neither. The adherence to and rote learning of a particular curriculum only serves the purpose of reaching arbitrary benchmarks. Time to learn does not negate this.
Grades are necessary to establish specific thresholds.
Getting rid of grades and therefore changing the entire education system in many different countries can be extremely costly.
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