How do we make education about learning instead of testing? SQ: How can we know if someone has learned something without testing?
As a student, I see first hand problems in the education system. One problem that I still haven't come up with a fitting solution is the one stated. It seems that teachers are teaching for the students to do well on standarized tests (particularly AP tests) rather than teaching so the students will learn what they should/need to learn. Now besides arguing that standardized tests cover all that students should know, how do we fix this problem? This discussion leads to the subquestion that is also shown above. How will we grade someone or know that someone is learning something if not tested on it? Is there any alternatives that you know of? Or is testing/grading someone not important for the sake of learning (which is what education's main purpose should be)?