Hallway Talks: How Should Physical Education Classes Be Graded?
I think that PE is already basically graded on participation. The real problem is people who play sports should count practice as PE Most schools do that already and it’s exhausting to work out for PE and practice.
PE: Physical Education, or Public Embarrassment? I believe exercise is extremely important, especially for young people as it generally leads to healthier, more active lives as adults. However, for a lot of people sports do not come naturally, and that is okay, but it is not okay for them to be embarrassed about it, or get a worse grade because of it. Just because you get a D+ on your tennis serve does not mean that you are not an active person. If PE is being graded, it should be based on how hard someone tries, not how perfect their serve is. I do know a lot of people who would enjoy P.E. more in high school if it wasn’t so stressful, which won’t make anyone want to exercise.
I think PE would be easier if it were pass fail, but I think Coach Elliott tries to make her grading more on improvement and participation and not too much on if you are good or not. However, PE is an important part of life, so I think it’s fair for it to be counted on your GPA.
It should definitely count towards our GPA because it makes it so that there is an actual incentive to try during PE I don’t think that it should be pass or fail though because some people can try as hard as possible and still not meet the requirements.
I think the school system should encourage students to strive for improvement rather than a level of perfection. I think grading for classes like PE should be based on effort and improvement, rather than the final result. School should make students want to better themselves. If someone goes into a class with a very high leveling skill, they should still have to show just as much determination and effort as someone who goes into a class with a subpar skill level. Both students should work to better themselves and their grades should reflect that. I don’t care how the classes are graded in terms of a letter grade versus a pass/fail class, as long as it is fair for everyone involved.
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