Chris Ricciardi Posted over 2 years ago Should public schools in the United States eliminate the traditional A to F grading scale? And if so, what assessment do we replace it with? Very good points made here. I go to high school now, and you can distinguish the people who are genuinely interested in learning from the people who just care about grades. That being said, I can't tell how you would eliminate grades entirely. Colleges need grades to distinguish candidates, for example. However, I think we sometimes focus too much on what letter grade we'll receive and not enough about what we're actually learning.