A GRADE IS NOT A VALID MEASURE OF A STUDENT'S ABILITY.

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A GRADE IS NOT A VALID MEASURE OF A STUDENT'S ABILITY.

Albert Einstein once said, "Everybody's a fish. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

We've all had those moments--looking at our report cards, seeing the mere numbers and feeling as if we've been burdened by the world, downgraded just by these two-numerical so-called "representation" of what we're capable of, and feeling as if we've lost something so profoundly important. Not just the trust we had in ourselves; but our self-esteem, self-confidence, and even our will and motivation to truly improve.

We were raised and molded into thinking that these "Grades" are important and play a crucial part in our future, and yes it truly does, but it's only us that had created this system of numbers and "measure"  of our proficiency. We claim these everyday that we've learned to just accept and grow with it--we let these define us, when it's absurdly narrow and outlandish.

Grades are not valid measures of our overall ability; it's not the only form of assessment we have. We must not let ourselves be confined only in these academic walls. There are more to us than just scores on a test, rankings in a room, or the remarks we obtain from what we do. There are so much more to us: not just grades!

 

Do you think grades sum up your ability? YOU DECIDE.

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