The Test Has Been Cancelled: How Final Exams Are Vanishing

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Fri, Oct 8th, 2010 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

The final exam, a ritualistic, fundamental and longstanding tool that American college professors have been using since the 1830s, is slowly vanishing. Evidence is showing that all major faculties are either abandoning or slowly diminishing its once-important role in the classroom and are replacing it, instead, with take-home tests, papers, projects, or group presentations. Keith O'Brien of the Boston.com investigates the research and trends that are making universities seriously questions how their students learn best.

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