Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


School of Teacher Education and Leadership


Not specified


Marks offer a way of satisfying the urge to excel and are, therefore, considered to be extremely important to many educators. Other educators believe that the quest for commendable marks tends to distract attention from the true goal, and thus becomes an impediment to learning. Regardless of the conflicting attitudes, educators should establish a marking system which reflects awareness of the best grading principles and represents a wise selection of determining basic factors. Marks should never be permitted to become the all-important goal, and educators cannot expect a marking system to overcome uninspired teaching. The mark should reflect the worth of the person to whom it is as signed.