As a student in educational technology the idea of exit exams is a little discouraging. The thought of additional testing dose not fit with the changing landscape of technology and education, nor does it fit with the knowledge and skills students will need for today's jobs or post secondary schooling. Some of the questions that came to mind about this topic:
- Will these tests really help the students, and show what they have learned?
- Will the teachers teach to the test, and will what they teach be valuable outside of that?
- What 21st century skills will be included, and how will they test for those?
So I am curious, what does everyone think on this? Dose the idea of exit exams meet the needs of today's students? If exit exams were to be used could they test for the needs of the 21st century student? If so how would they look? If not what could be done instead?