Colleges should have an exit exam
Due to federal student-aid subsidies, college has been transformed from a fairly reliable learning experience into just an experience for many students. They don’t want anything approaching academic rigor; they want fun and a credential that they assume will open the door to prosperity. To an alarming extent, schools have chosen to accommodate them by lowering standards and inflating grades.
Would it help if college students took an exit exam to show how much or how little they have learned?
Shannon Watkins argues for such an exam.