What do you think about the ranking in school?

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@youless (89103)
Guangzhou, China
November 7, 2016 8:01pm CST
Yesterday I had the parent meeting and I was glad that my son did it well in school. His ranking is above the average a lot. Today the ranking seems to be banned because it will hurt students' feelings. But I think it is OK. After all, these rankings are in private. The teachers, parents and the students themselves know it. If the students don't talk about it, they will not know each other's ranking. It is more meaningful to see the ranking than the scores. Such as I don't think my son's English scores are very high, however, his ranking is high. That means to say the exam is difficult for everybody. So you can't judge it bad or good according to the scores. But the ranking will tell you everything. So I will know more about my son's study and know which part he shall study harder.
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@Hatley (164772)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Nov 16
yhes that does seem to make better sense to me too
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@youless (89103)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Nov 16
Is there such kind of ranking in American schools?
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@amandajay (18058)
• North Shore, New Zealand
8 Nov 16
Here rankings only given grade 6 and above...
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@youless (89103)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Nov 16
My son is grade 7. You are right, in the primary school I have never known his ranking but scores.
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@amandajay (18058)
• North Shore, New Zealand
8 Nov 16
@youless yeah same. Oh you have a big boy... Lucky you
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@youless (89103)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Nov 16
@amandajay Time goes by so quickly. It seems that yesterday he was a baby but today he is already a big boy
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@magallon (17713)
• Philippines
8 Nov 16
In some point, ranking gives positive effect on the students. It serves as a motivation for them to study harder.
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@youless (89103)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Nov 16
I think so. A proper competition is good.
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@magallon (17713)
• Philippines
8 Nov 16
@youless Right... It is an honor to be recognized as the best in class. So there are students who really do their best to be in the ranking...
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@zarlamain (24663)
• United States
8 Nov 16
At my school district, we didn't have the ranking system until high school. It is proportionate to one's grade point average which is GPA.
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@youless (89103)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Nov 16
I think here it is the same.
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@zarlamain (24663)
• United States
8 Nov 16
@youless Very interesting.
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@amandajay (18058)
• North Shore, New Zealand
8 Nov 16
Btw... Happy for your child
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@youless (89103)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Nov 16
Thank you!
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@amandajay (18058)
• North Shore, New Zealand
8 Nov 16
@youless welcome
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@chiwasaki (4662)
• Philippines
8 Nov 16
Ranking is good as those children who are studying hard will get motivated. But children should also realize that ranking is not everything. Good manners and respect should be considered.
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@youless (89103)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Nov 16
You are right.
@ms1864 (6998)
• Bangalore, India
8 Nov 16
but isn't ranking based on scores?
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@youless (89103)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Nov 16
Yes, the ranking is based on the scores. For example, if 100 is the full scores. If you think 70 is low, but the ranking can be high because many people get lower scores. And this can show the exam is difficult.
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