A group of psychologists from the UK and USA found that existing system to identify the degree of assimilation of material by students, which includes the exams and tests are no better than the observations themselves teachers, reports T
The specialists, in order to come to a conclusion, studied information about the progress of the five thousand pairs of twins. Taken into consideration as the number of points awarded for the exams and scores obtained by children in 7, 11, 14, 16 and 18-year-old at the age of mathematics, English and a number of natural Sciences.
The study identified that two approaches to determine the knowledge of adolescents strongly correlated. So, psychological stress, combined with the exam preparation, can be avoided by focusing not on testing but on the end result in the form of knowledge.