Is exam s true test of knowledge?
From my experience there are various factors that could affect the performance of a student in an exam.
Yes. It is the test of knowledge for the students who really prepare themselves for it and fun for the others..
While most tests won't, It depends upon the structure of the exam.
Most exams looks at the memory of the individual rather than the intelligence, aptitude, reasoning and general information which are all equally important for success. Most exams looks how much one can memorize, and reproduce on paper, which tests only a part of brain.
An ideal exam should:
1. Assess the global potential of a person.
2. Test his intelligence more than memory.
3. His creativity, judgement, reasoning skills and aptitude.
The attitude of public and parents should also change, as most of us still believe that getting more marks in tests will make a child do better in future life, while its not just marks but other factors determine ones personal and professional success.
Single Test should not be conducted to judge the performance. Let it be series of tests and based upon the average scoring the performance or awards should be given. Single answer or Single question or Single Test can not test the true knowledge and there may be hidden potentials to be explored. Raw diamond does not glitter but when it is shaped and craafted it becomes a rare diamond.
Not at all as knowledge means much more than the mere bookish knowledge and those practical classes you attend. Knowledge should make a person able to face and solve the problems faced by him in his daily life without panicking or postponing them with escapism.
The present exam system is mostly based on measuring the memory power of the student. So it can be construed as a test of memory power.
No. At most a test simply proves one has memorized content and concepts that were taught to them by an instructor and put on the test.
In fact there are many two week schools that offer "crash courses" for teaching people to pass the Series 7 stock broker exam, state insurance exams, contractor license exams, and real estate exams.
Just because someone passes these exams does not make them an "expert" in that field of study. Real knowledge comes from gaining experience doing something over and over again.
True. Real knowledge is through practical experience. Bookish knowledge is not sufficient to make one succeed in his life. It merely tells you that such and such is such. But it does not tell you how to tackle problems in your day-to-day life.
Of coarse yes, for knowledge is the things we learn from books and other informational materials. it's a test if how much you have learn in a specific topic. However, if you are talking about "WISDOM" then it would be a different answer, for a wisdom are things that are learned through experiences and with test, you might fail but in some manner you know the better and suited answer to that question based on your experience.
Exams enhance our mental capability for it makes more neurons to work and connect to each other. it's a brain exercise too.
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