In a pass fail grading system, students receive either a pass or fail mark, instead of the traditional letter or number grade. This is considered advantageous to both the students and faculty since the level of assessment is only limited to 2 options--a passing or failing grade. Students who receive a C or higher will typically pass, while those who get a D or F will fail. In some cases, only an F is considered a failing mark. With just two grades to consider, teachers will have less options to choose from when evaluating a student's performance.
Students on the other hand will get education that they need without the added stress and pressure of competing for grades. According to a testimony of a Yale student, which was posted on the school's website, "Yale allows you to make your education truly yours without worrying about great competition".
Since the 1960s, Yale have adopted the pass-fail system.…show more content… They will have an easier time to learn the difficult concepts, and have an opportunity to excel.
List of Cons of Pass Fail Grading System
When all that is required of you is a passing mark, you would not find the urgency or the need to work hard to get a higher grade. An A, after all, indicates your best performance, which is far from what an F represents. But without such distinction, you will be satisfied with just satisfactory or good enough. This will result in you becoming lazy and less focused. The same thing could be true with the rest of the student population.
When laziness becomes habitual due to the lack of competitiveness, future performance of students will be affected up to the point when they are already working. Under the circumstances, the pass fail system proves to be a failure.
Doesn't provide accurate representation of performance level and