I make my child study a lot because she gets a test sheet every Saturday. Is this good to make children learn things day and night? Do these tests benefit them?
No, the tests which are designed by us are not just meant to get the good scores by our students but though this we get the sense that which student needs more attention and in which subject. By conducting tests, we also create confidence level in students. This not only gives them a sense of clarity but also makes them independent of attempting the tests without anyone’s help.
Parents think that test sheets and cards are prepared to rate the students on their performances, but this is not so. We create test cards to make children do something on their own and not only this, and we try to push children from their comfort zone so that they can explore things even more.
Designing test/exams sheets for children is just part and parcel of our daily routine work. This benefits teachers as well in terms of challenging ourselves to give our best to our students.
At some point in time we intentionally design class test to see which child is progressing and which is not. Takes exams and analyses do not mean that we are only focusing on the academics of the child and are not interested in other working/activities of the child.
Thus we teachers try to make children independent in life regardless of their exams. And taking exams and tests is a part of their independent life.
No, Not at all class tests are not mainly designed to make children nervous or take the stress. But it is for the betterment of the children so that they will be able to face tests in the future.
I know tests make children nervous and they think that if they aren’t able to qualify it, they will be scolded. But not every time it is the same scene. Sometimes it is meant to boost their morale and capability.
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