Do grades reflect a student’s intelligence accurately? Not necessarily.
Another popular reason why grades aren't an accurate representation of intelligence is because students get lazy. Senioritis kicks in and they just don’t feel like putting forth effort. Senior, Austin Beall said, “Grades reflect effort, not intelligence. Some of the smartest people are the laziest people.” Some choose to ignore homework because they simply don’t feel like doing it.
Besides homework, the thing most people complain about in a class is the teacher. Some students prefer lenient teachers and some prefer teachers who stay on course, but while those differ, most student are against biased teachers. When comparing scores on a project or assignment, some students begin to realize that they produced the same quality as another student, but got a lower score. This is seen as an unfair and annoying thing to do - unless you're the student getting the higher score.
Grades can reflect a lot of things: dedication, effort, teacher’s pets, or wise time management. Grades, however, do not truly reflect the intelligence of an individual.
Do grades reflect a student’s intelligence accurately? Most accurately.
Grades are a useful way to assess a student because it accounts for many different forms of learning and the resulting grade is proportional to the importance of each form. This balance of grading assesses intelligence as accurately as possible. There is no sure way to determine the bounds and limits of someone’s intelligence, but if grades do not help to reflect someone’s intelligence, than what does? Based on passed students and studies, the grading system has proved to be successful and it is the best way to evaluate students. There will always be discrepancies between a student’s grade and a student’s intelligence based on the circumstances and although grades are not the perfect reflection of a student’s intelligence, they are most accurate.