WEST AFRICA EXAMINATION COUNCIL (WAEC) INVITES THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHERS (N-COPST) TO A FORUM ON GRADING SYSTEM FOR BECE ON THURSDAY 1ST JUNE, 2023
GRADING SYSTEM FOR BECE
Generally, the grading system is the process by which educators evaluate the performance of the pupils/students in examinations on the standard particular scales which is based on the points entirely and consist of the grades like A-F or range like 1-10; generally, letters and numbers are used to describe the grades of the scholars.
The two most common types of grading systems used are;
1. Norm-referenced and
In norm-referenced systems students are evaluated in relationship to one another (e.g., the top 10% of students receive an A, the next 30% a B, etc.). This grading system rests on the assumption that the level of student performance will not vary much from class to class.
Norm-referenced assessments give educators the ability to easily measure a student’s ability and skill development. Schools need to measure students’ skills regularly to see if interventions and classroom instructional strategies are working.
Criterion referenced grades
These are based on measuring a student against a level of performance, not measuring one student against another student. This means looking at how a student is performing today compared to how the student performed the day before that.
The benefit of using a criterion-referenced grading scheme is that it minimizes the sense of competition among students because they are not competing for a limited number of A’s or B’s. Their absolute score, not relative performance, determines their grade.
Which of the above grading systems is WAEC using?
Which of the grading systems are schools using in Ghana?
It will interest you that the grading system used by WAEC is different from all schools grading system. Among the two; which one is WAEC using and which one are all schools using in Ghana.
It is very wrong for all schools in Ghana to use grading system different from WAEC grading system. Let us keep on learning.
YOUR CONCERN IS PARAMOUNT
Which grading system should we agree to use at the forum today? Share your idea.
WORKSHOP FOR JHS 3 IN JUNE, 2023
N-COPST and WAEC will organize workshops for teachers and JHS 3 students. You can register now by sending your school name, number of JHS 3 students and school contact to secretariat on 0245219037