Political Forums  

Go Back   Defending The Truth Political Forum > Political Issues > Education

Education Educational System Forum - For topics and discussions about the educational system


Thanks Tree1Thanks
  • 1 Post By Athena
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old March 8th, 2018, 03:50 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
xMathFanx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: USA
Posts: 953
Proficiency Tests

Proficiency Tests

Consider, if students are (essentially) mandated to take standardized tests such as the G.E.D., SAT, ACT, GRE, GRE Subject Tests, ect. ect. to demonstrate academic knowledge, skills & abilities which is claimed to be a sufficiently strong evaluation method--Why cant 'Proficiency Tests' be administered on a range of subjects that, if passed, credentials a person in that particular area analogous to taking a course, sequential group of courses, or degree (i.e. AA, BA, MA, ect.)?

Note, 'placement testing' and 'final exams' are already standard, then why not have that model expanded greatly? That is, if a person takes and passes a 'Final Exam' on a particular subject, what is the need for them to take the 4 month course? Likewise, if a person can pass a GRE Subject Test on a given subject, which is intended to demonstrate proficiency at the level of an Undergraduate degree in the area, why should that not credential them in the area? That is, why could they not bypass the need for attending College for 4 or so years and simply take the Test if & when ready in order to earn the diploma?
xMathFanx is offline  
Old March 22nd, 2018, 07:40 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,734
You might be interested in these sites for getting college credits without attending classes.

7 Ways To Get College Credit Without Taking A College Class
https://www.fastcompany.com/.../7-wa...ng-college-cla...
Aug 2, 2011 - 7 Ways To Get College Credit Without Taking A College Class. An edupunk is someone who doesn't want to play by the old college rules. Maybe you're in a remote location. Maybe you have a family, a job, or other responsibilities and you can't take on life as a full-time student. Maybe you love new ...

How to Get College Credit Without Going to College Classes
https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-co...ege-clas-17642...
Mar 11, 2016 - Skip the time-consuming lectures and the expensive tuition: You can earn college credit or even a full, accredited degree using the experience and knowledge ... Instead of attending courses, students in competency-based education programs prove they've mastered the material through tests or projects.

Personally, I am strongly in favor of self-education. I am appalled by some of the things past professors have said to their class. I think everyone should take a few college classes at age 40 or above because then we see the clay feet of the professors. They are biased humans just like the rest of us and are not the all knowing gods colleges want to believe their professors are.

But it is not just a matter of getting college credits. It is also a matter of hiring practices. Googling "a different way of hiring people" gets sites advising business people on a better way to find new employees. We need to know what is going on in the minds of those who are hiring and we need to learn how to sell ourselves. This is so important, it should be a high school class.
Thanks from xMathFanx
Athena is offline  
Reply

  Defending The Truth Political Forum > Political Issues > Education

Tags
proficiency, tests



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Israeli Newspaper Haaretz Tests New Axiom tristanrobin Current Events 3 October 7th, 2017 03:06 PM
seattle man tests gender equality bathroom law Sabcat Current Events 0 February 18th, 2016 12:43 PM
Meatloaf At Rikers Island Jail Tests LongWinded Current Events 32 May 2nd, 2015 11:20 AM
Vets Sue CIA Over Mind Control Tests 4vrlearn Warfare 3 January 8th, 2009 06:47 AM
North Korea Tests Nuclear Weapon... tadpole256 Political Talk 19 October 14th, 2006 02:40 AM


Facebook Twitter RSS Feed



Copyright © 2005-2013 Defending The Truth. All rights reserved.