Do you face problems in assessing millions of kids at once? Do you face a dilemma about whether you should increase your budgetary deficit to fund education or focus on fiscal prudence? Obviously not. These are macroeconomic issues that governments face.
You probably have a clear idea of how much your child’s education is going to cost you. you know the right way to finance the same. You are probably more bothered about your child’s performance. Yet, you can asses your child’s overall level of intelligence even if performance in exams is nothing much to write home about.
In such a scenario, why attach so much importance to grades? It is possible to get good grades in exam simply because one happened to choose the right chapters to study at random. On the other hand, it is possible to get bad grades simply because one could not finish each and every answer in time. From sheer luck to bad writing speed – there are many factors that affect exam grades.
Needless to say, a child who does not write very fast is not necessarily an unintelligent child. Governments may face this problem of assessing individual qualities of each child because of the sheer numbers involved. You should not adopt such an approach when you do not face this problem. You should give importance to grades but should not determine your child’s intelligence on basis of this aspect alone.
If your child is very good at sports and is in a position to understand different tactics and strategies involved without any difficulty, would you call your child stupid? As a parent, it is your duty to help your child explore all avenues of development. Some children may be bad at numbers but good at literature. Focus on improving overall personality of child and not just the grades alone.