We cannot deny that public examination provide motivation to the student to study and sometimes there are students who burn the midnight oil just to achieve result with flying colours. Examination is a very wide word, which is used in all spheres of life. So exams should not be abolished from the school system. Many students simply memorise what has been taught and regurgitate the facts during examinations. Examination is a word that most students are fear of.
A research conducted in University of Standford shows that marks and grades do not induce learning. Firstly when students studies for exams they usually ends up putting lot of information they intake in short period of time leading up to the exam on on the short memory, thus they will forget most if not all of it within minutes or hours after they have handed in the exam. These reasons have varying degrees of merit but none of them, in themselves, provide a complete defence of the examination system. For some students, they will do all the homework by themselves and they will do well with their own effort. This would, in turn, lead to many different problems, for instance the constant reminder to hand in assignments and students losing any notion of urgency.
There will be no similar time when you will be challenged by algebra or history dates in life when so much depends on it. For instance, if a whole group of students shows poor grades in a subject then the teacher teaching that subject can be encouraged to work harder and improve his or her teaching skills to bring the students at the top. Along with that, the fact that student's review in the form of studying before an exam renders the true results null. As a student, we will have loads of homework given by the teachers. A word that has a power to change a happy person into a frustrated and nervous one. In addition, teachers may grade student papers differently. Exams, more often than not are despicable by most of the students.
What ends up happening is they learn of pages of information for their exam and end up forgetting it after. Even though some people say that exams should be abolished because they encourages cramming, I believe that they should not be abolished because exams are the only way for teachers to get feedback from their students build high moral standards and discipline in the students, and gives pressure that will be useful later in the life for the students. To ensure that the students understand what the teacher had taught, the exams are held. Even though, those who have good memories may not be very smart during the classes and may not understand most of what they are memorizing. Exams are used to enforce knowledge gained throughout the term and to ensure individuals have learned what is necessary to move onto the next level or to graduate.
And that is what school should be like: learning for the sake of learning. High grades make them feel better about themselves and increase confidence. Most tests could be considered status reports- what in education is called formative assessment. They want to beat their classmates to be on top of the class. Examination is a very wide word, which is used in all spheres of life. For this reason course work should be used to determine how much knowledge a student has about the subject instead of exams which only show how well the student can memorize.
Another reason examination should not be abolished is that it helps students to know their weaknesses and strengths of the subject and tell students what they need to improve on. Some people say that exams should not be abolished, because they say that exams are the only way for teachers to see the student's level, it builds high sense of responsibilities, and it gives him pressure that will be useful for him later in his life. So through the exams the teacher can categorize the smart students and the weaker students because not all are born smart. Some students that are not able to achieve their goals, will also be motivated and it will 1192 Words 5 Pages committing a serious crime, such as murder, rape, or theft. Oral exams or practical work can be used to show case the speaking and working ability of students. Nowadays, students are just required to memorise formulas and texts to answer the questions in examinations.
The purpose of a test is typically for teacher and student to determine what the student knows, understands, or is able to do, depending on the content and style of a test. In other words, people need feedback as to how well they are progressing towards a goal, to enable that person to make any necessary adjustments which would enable them to reach their goal or, reach it faster? While I would agree that the whole of children want to get rid of them, the adults know that you need them, to make sure that you know what you are learning. Students coming to university give us a great gift of trust: we should repay that trust by trusting and giving the opportunity to develop the knowledge, the skills and the opportunity to excel. Scrapping examinations is just one step towards that. See also how the tests fail in achieving their stated goal.
When the time for public examination arrives, educators and parents will work together in order to help the students to achieve the best possible result they could. At best, public examination only seem to evaluate a student's ability to memorise and retain that memory until the time he sits for an examination when he has to recall the information. But those in favour of school examinations say they serve a useful purpose. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Matters get lot worse during the board exams and there have been several cases where children have reportedly ended their lives, failing to cope with the pressure to do well.