I agree that everyone has those moments when they “draw a blank” or they lose their thoughts “mid-pen”, but that doesn’t mean that we should be able to take a test with all the answers sitting right in front of us. I’m sure if given the choice any high school student would choose an open book test over a “closed book” test. I just don’t think that open book tests really evaluate your knowledge of the material. All it really is evaluating is if you know how to use your book.
Open Book Tests
January 9, 2008