An alternative would be to have finals at the end of the year, but instead of midterms there should be a more challenging test or a final project not worth a whopping 20% of our grade. Statistically, students grades drop when taking finals and midterms. This is why students should only take finals and not midterms. For example, if a student worked hard to get a 94 in the class and then they get a 90 on the midterm, their grade may drop a point or so. This is not fair since the final exams are designed to be much harder than a regular test. Ultimately, the school should keep finals because they recap the whole year, but get rid of midterms!
By: Avi Stein (12th grade) and Noah Dobin (10th grade)