Yes exams are the best way to decide the best students in school. An exam tests your knowledge on the material. There is no more fair way to test knowledge. There will always be bad test takers but if you use another method instead there will be someone bad at that too.
We need to have a metric to find out if you've been paying attention in school at all, and exams are how that's done. They may cause stress, they may cause performance anxiety but guess what? So do lots of situations in life, in the real world where adults live. Pay attention when you're in school and everything will be fine!
As a student, I feel that it is important to consider the abilities of each individual and not only solely base on exams. Most just memorise their studies in the preparation of their exams just to get good grades. Some even are so desperate to the extent that they cheat.
If we have to let the level of intelligence on paper exams, or simply memorisng work, decide the fate of who are the best students, it would seem really pathetic. A 'best' student can also be one who excels in other areas such as sports and arts. Not simply paper work after paper work.
It is impossible to say that exams are the best way to tell how good a student actually is. As far as I am concerned there are people that are good at taking tests and then there are smart people, and sometimes they don't overlap. No test can be the end all.
Exams are not the best way to decide who are the best students in a school, but they are the most practical way. The best way to evaluate students would involve personal interviews and expert observations on their behavior. This process would take too much time and money, however, and it would not be practical.
Exams are the most fitting method to recognize the students best at doing well on exams but they are by no means the way to recognize the best students in school. Each student varies on how well they can perform on exams, this does not make the students who do not test well the worst students.
Exams are not the best test of ability and should not be treated as the best indicators of ability. Many students who do well on exams cannot apply their knowledge to real world situations and many students who do poorly on exams have adequate grasp of the material and can use it when needed during other applications.
Exams are not the best way to decide who the best students in school are. Some students are very good at memorizing things for a test, but they do not retain any information. Other students get nervous on tests and don't do as well as they should. I think that a variety of factors should be looked at.
Because there are many other ways in which intelligence manifests and exams offer only one way testing our luck..Exams cannot determine what kind of person we are..It can only decide whether we are attentive in the class or not.Besides exams,there are many ways which should be considered to decide who are the best students..For example:1)checking the punctuality of the student..2)how many assignments or presentations we have done..3)and also,giving each and every student of a class to become monitor,to test his/ her ability of being a great leader..So once again,exams are not the best way to decide the best students.!
As a student, I feel that it is important to consider the abilities of each individual and not only solely base on exams. Most just memorize their studies in the preparation of their exams just to get good grades. Some even are so desperate to the extent that they cheat.
Define best. Best at art? Best at dance? Best at solving one little exam because let me tell you, some kids can't do NWEA exams. It's like having a penguin, elephant, chimp, snake and camel all lined up and telling them "For fair testing, you will all have the same exam. Climb that tree." It's not fair.
People can get turned down for jobs in their preferred field because of questions in exams that have little importance in real life. There is no exam to test common sense, which is really what's important. Exams show a certain level of intelligence but i don't think it should be the main factor that employers judge you by.