Exams Are Unfair Assessments Of Progress



Most educators believe that exams are the best way to judge a
student's ability. They believe that students' ability can be judged
depending on the marks or grades that students get in the exams. They also
think that studying for exams can help students review and absorb the
things they have learned. Actually, many people hate exams because they
disagree that exams are realistic tools for rating progress. The three main
reasons for me to believe that exams are unfair assessments of progress
are: the effects of pressure, the reliability of the exam result and the
purpose of study.

First of all, exams cause too much pressure for students. Some
students commit suicide before they take an ...

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worry about their exams. They do not have
enough sleep, so they can not do well in their exams.

Secondly, the exam results of the students are not reliable. Some
students cheat in the exams. For example, they just copy the answers from
their cheating papers to their answer sheets. Although their answers are
correct, they do not really know the answers. Also, some student guess what
questions might appear in the exams and only study that part of the course
material. They can get good results in their exams without studying hard if
they are lucky. Furthermore, many students get poor results in the exams
because they do not have enough time to finish the exam papers, but not
because they don't know the answers. The marking standard of examiners is
also very unsteady. Sometimes, the marking standard might depend on the
emotion of the examiners.

Last of all, the original purpose of studying is distorted. It is
not the right way that people only study for exams. The ...

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