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khadijha
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opiumfiend
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exams should not be abolished!!

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/13/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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khadijha

Pro

exams should not be abolished .cause its for our own good . it gives us an idea of our intelligence and the teacher would know if students did understand or not.
opiumfiend

Con

i accept this challenge
Debate Round No. 1
khadijha

Pro

khadijha forfeited this round.
opiumfiend

Con

i see from your profile that you have joined only one day ago. this coupled with your lack of argument leads me to believe you are making this debate solely for the sake of meeting the minimum debate requirement of 3 debates. i am also new and wish to achieve this. although i was hoping to actually achieve this via actually debate to help me get a feel for the site.

Il make a brief and poor argument anyway. for the sake of it.
Exams pigeon hole students and blah blah yea nah. im done. It's a shame this debate wasn't better. oh well
Debate Round No. 2
khadijha

Pro

khadijha forfeited this round.
opiumfiend

Con

There is one slight argument i can offer.
Here in New Zealand we have something called NCEA. this exists as NCEA level 1,2, and 3. level one you earn at age 15/16 , level to at 17 and level 3 in your final year of high school. this is how it works. each level requires a certain amount of credits to acheive and you gather points by completing assignments or tests from different subjects through out the year. there is still an end of year exam which can help you gather credits. However it's not the be all and end all of your success or failure.

The great thing about this is that if you are really good at English and poor at maths you may ace all your English assignments and exams and get the bulk of your credits from this and only a few from maths etc. this allows students to gain their qualification using their own skills and strengths. and does not punish them for their weaknesses. this is far better then one big end of year exams with requires a holistic knowledge of most school subjects which the passing or failure will make or break you.

Also this system is good because if you leave school early you may still leave with a level 2 or 3 qualification and also you can continue to earn more points in community colleges or courses to get your next level.

the title of your debate was a bit vague and i am to be unsure if you mean any form of exams or exams in the sense that they most commonly exist today as one big end of year test. Either way i think the system we have here in New Zealand is a far more flexible system and therefore better system then just exams.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by opiumfiend 3 years ago
opiumfiend
Here in New Zealand we have NCEA which is a system were u gather points based on different subjects and relevant tests and exercises you do over the year. you need a certain about of points to get level 1,2 or 3. level one is 5th form which is 16 years old then level 2 at 17 years and 3 in your last year. it's a good system because people get credits based on subjects they are good at or interested in which is a little less stilted then just a one size fits all exam.
Posted by Evan_Cummings 3 years ago
Evan_Cummings
I have noticed in our public school systems we only have end of the year exams. What about judging where the students are at the beginning to get a real feel for how much they have learned during their experience in the school system. Also , i have read that many schools in EUROPE do not test their students in nearly the same Standardized manor as we do here in the states and those schools are doing much better than our schools. Its a shame this debate seems so lazy and hazy. But I totally Understand haha.
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Vote Placed by FuzzyCatPotato 3 years ago
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