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Should students’ grades be made public?

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-12-12 09:00

Editor's note: The education bureau of Binjiang district in Hangzhou has issued via its official weibo account a trial draft of the Binjiang District School Classroom WeChat Group Convention, which forbids teachers to release students' grades or rankings in the WeChat group. The policy has gone viral and sparked heated discussions on Sina Weibo. A survey with 18,000 participants shows over 10,000 people think test scores should be announced, saying otherwise there is no point to testing. Are students' grades a matter of personal privacy? Should test scores be made public? Readers share their opinions.


I think it's a mistake for teachers to make students’ grades public. Naming the students, especially those with lower scores, could put undue pressure on them, and dampen their enthusiasm and motivation to pursue studies. They need positive words of encouragement rather than feeling humiliated by having their grades announced to the entire class.

High school students lead in heated tests and studies to prepare for the first biggest test in their life, the college entrance examinations, as shown in A Little Reunion , a hit TV series. [Photo provided to China Daily]
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