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Should Tests Be Allowed In Schools?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/2/2012 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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WizardofAnswers

Con

Tests should not be allowed in schools.
Imagine a student having a bad day and that same day is the biggest test of their life. Should they take it and fail or not take it and not live in regret?
Should we call anybody a genius based on scores from a test? NO.
That is never the solution. Many people do not understand, but tests are just another thing to input into the grade book. Teachers have nothing better to do then actually planning difficult tests.
Tests are a bad idea to be placed in schools. We learn the material and then forget it. Instead, teachers should be giving labs or hands on experiments for us to do, so we can actually learn!
We can still have quizzes or even 10 question "tests" but 70 questions in a 1 hour class period is just going to stress a student out!
No one will learn anything.
1dustpelt

Pro

"Imagine a student having a bad day and that same day is the biggest test of their life. Should they take it and fail or not take it and not live in regret?"
They have to take it, this gives no reason why banning tests is constitutional.

"Should we call anybody a genius based on scores from a test? NO."
Is that a reason to ban tests? NO. They measure what the student has learned.

"That is never the solution. Many people do not understand, but tests are just another thing to input into the grade book. Teachers have nothing better to do then actually planning difficult tests."
Tests accurately measure what a student has learned, I do not see why it needs to be banned.

"Tests are a bad idea to be placed in schools. We learn the material and then forget it. Instead, teachers should be giving labs or hands on experiments for us to do, so we can actually learn!"
Um, tests are given AFTER the student has learned to test what he HAS learned. That is irrelevant because the purpose of a test is not to learn from.

"We can still have quizzes or even 10 question "tests" but 70 questions in a 1 hour class period is just going to stress a student out!"
See, you already conceded that some tests should not be banned.

"No one will learn anything."
Again, the purpose of a test is not to learn from, but to rather test what someone has learned.

Contention 1: Unconstitutional
It is unconstitutional to ban tests in private schools.. (1)

1. http://www.archives.gov...
Debate Round No. 1
WizardofAnswers

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1dustpelt

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I hate it when someone creates a debate, leaves the site and never gets online again, forfeiting all the rounds. Don't you?
Debate Round No. 2
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