Exams often do little more than measure a person’s ability to take exams. Should exams be outlawed in favor of another form of assessment?
“I want to go to school in order to pass my exams and go to the University of my Choice;” a statement that we hear many student states. So what happens when such a student fails in the exams? Does it mean that the student is not capable to qualify in the university academics as a result of failing to reach the desired grades? That is why; exams needs to be abolished and another form of assessment introduced to measure students capability effectively.
Possessing the notion of going to school in order to pass exams does not prove enough assessment capabilities of students. Or rather, a student memorizing a specific subject in order to pass exams does not even account to the knowledge needed after the examination. Well, such students may pass the exams but not in a position to utilize the knowledge in real world perspectives.
This implies that exams do little more than measure a person’s ability to take exams therefore; exams should be abolished and replaced with a significant assessment. Exams only measure the aspect of equlness in capability and do not account the fact that we are humans and we are different.
One thing we should consider is that we are different human beings; we think differently, possess different capabilities and hence demonstrate our capabilities different. This means that some people can excel in exams simply because they have the capability; and when a person fails in a particular exam does not mean lack of capabilities.
Testing an individual capability and effectiveness through examinations cannot be considered as effective since it does not formulate the overall competence of an individual.
It is imperative for students to clearly understand the school not a place to do exams but a place to exploit their capabilities. Student failing in exam does not account that the student is not capable, that is just an exam; and the student can possess capabilities in other areas. That is why; exams should be abolished because they demoralize the students.
Invention of an assessment that will provide equal results in accordance to student’s capabilities is imperative more than considering the initiatives of exams.