Grading & Certification

According to Wikipedia, Grading in  education  is the attempt to apply standardized measurements of varying levels of achievement in a course. Grades can be assigned as letters (for example, A through F), as a range (for example, 1 to 6), as a percentage, or as a number out of a possible total (for example, out of 100).

In some countries, grades are  averaged  to create a grade point average (GPA). GPA is calculated by using the number of grade points a student earns in a given period of time. GPAs are often calculated for  high school ,  undergraduate , and  graduate  students, and can be used by potential employers or educational institutions to assess and compare applicants. A cumulative grade point average (CGPA), sometimes referred to as just GPA, is a measure of a student’s performance for all of his or her courses.

It is criticized that grades are only short-term snapshots of how much a student has learned in a given period of time, which only partially reflect the actual performance and does not take sufficient account of the individual development of students.Likewise, poor grades over a longer period of time would give students the impression that they would learn very little or nothing, which jeopardizes the innate intrinsic motivation of every child to learn. Children who have already lost their desire to learn and only study for their grades have no reason to continue learning after they have achieved the best possible grade.In addition, poor grades represent destructive feedback for students, since they do not provide any constructive assistance, but only absolute key figures. It is also criticized that the way of thinking, which can often be traced back to the grading system, that bad grades lead to poor future prospects, leads to perplexity, pressure and stress among parents and children.

It is criticized that students often do not learn for their future life or out of interest in the material, but only for the grades and the associated status, which promotes  bulimic learning . Talent Based Learning while recognizing the failures of old and traditional academic grading systems, has its own Talent Based Grading Schemes which are holistic and do not have grades like A, B, C, etc . Neither does it have grades in the form of numbers but in “Talent Rigows” and “ Talent Domicile Scales”. For more information about the Revolutionary Talent Based Grading, you will need to seek permission of use as these are copyrighted and patented.

However, under Talent Based Learning, Credits are transferable to traditional academic systems and it is thus possible to learn under TBL and still be graded under the old and traditional academic systems. This is only seen as a smooth bridge to enable current academic systems to eventually and seamlessly transit to Talent Based Learning. Thus someone learning under Talent Based Learning system, may receive two certifications; One purely based on Talent “Genres”, “Rigows” and “Domiciles”. The other can be in the traditional academic system under Credit Transfer Conversion.

The first one is issued by World Talent Federation Approved Institutes or The World Talent University (which is a subsidiary of the World Talent Federation), depending on level. The second one is issued by Member Institutes or Universities of World Talent Federation that include IVY League , Laureate League or UNESCO Listed Universities. WTF Member Institutions or Universities are those that have ratified agreement with WTF on Talent Based Admissions, Learning, Assessment, Grading and Certifications