The Case Against Grades: Alfie Kohn Gives the Letter/Number Grading System an “F”
Alfie Kohn Gives the Letter/Number Grading System an “F”
Standardized testing isn’t the only dinosaur sucking air out of the room: The system of grades/marks is another inadequate method of measuring student learning that needs to be replaced with more effective and empowering systems. The combination of self evaluation, peer evaluation, and adult evaluation is an alternative that, while less quantifiable, is more effective and empowering. Alfie Kohn makes the case against grades in this article.
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