8 reasons why we need to re-think assessment and traditional exams.

Rote Learning over Understanding

Traditional exams promote memorization over true comprehension.

Stress and Anxiety

High-pressure exams cause detrimental stress and anxiety.

Limited Scope of Evaluation

Exams fail to assess creativity and problem-solving skills.

Unequal Playing Field

Test anxiety and learning differences disadvantage some students.

Focus on Grades over Learning

Emphasis on high marks discourages genuine curiosity.

Discourages Lifelong Learning

Focus on exams hinders the development of a love for lifelong learning.

Mismatch with Real-World Skills

Exams don’t reflect real-world skills like collaboration and adaptability.

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