By Mike O’Hern, Center Director of Mathnasium of West Knoxville
When I was in school I used to dread final exams. Why did my grade rest so heavily upon my performance on one day? I remember my Statics course at UTK where the mid-term accounted for 40% of the grade, and the final for 60%!
The final exam is intended to determine if the student has digested the material for the entire course – a cumulative exam covers concepts from the very first day of the class. But what if there was a final exam for everything the student has learned since beginning school? Oh, wait. I can think of two: the SAT and the ACT. Yes, these college entrance exams cover material that the student likely hasn’t seen or worked on for years! Read more →