ETHICS/ P/C FORMAT
ETHICS Because grading is the process, by which a teacher or a arrives at a symbolic mark on academic performance through their records of each of the students. This helps give information to all the stakeholders through the approval or disapproval by the tutor of the student (CH 1, 11). Therefore, if the intention of grading system is to help the teacher posses a regular way to transmit to students and to any other concerned party with the intellectual development of the student by way of the value judgment made by the teacher (CH 12, 368). Then I would highly disagree with the professors who term the criteria as punitive and archaic. This renders such honored individuals out of ethics.
It is therefore highly immoral and irresponsible for some lecturer to purport that they dish out grades to students even when they deserve such grades (CH 1, 24). The lecturers must therefore find it upon themselves to act right because; the grades they give to students are just as much for the students as they are for all the parties with stake in the intellectual development of the students. Giving wrong grades or simply giving grades for the sake may be detrimental since they would lead to poor decisions being made by either stakeholder.
It is worth noting the controversialist nature of the grading system in the education system and affirms its nature of being integral component of all education institutions. The numerous areas that arouse questions on the system ought to be aligned with thorough and effective policies as the academia continues utilizing the system to measure and gauge the students’ skills and abilities (CH 12, 223-7). A well conducted grading system based on the quality and quantity of work by the student is therefore quite useful and must be ensured always.
Ruggiero, R. V. (2012). Thinking Critically about Ethical Issues. (5th ed.). McGraw-Hill.