I still think tests should be distributed as they are. It's supposed to be utilized to test your work ethic, study habits, memory, and the understanding of the concepts that were taught. Although I understand what this post is saying (and I somewhat agree with it), this is not the reason we should get rid of tests.
BRAN BUTTERMILK RUSKS - A SOUTH AFRICAN TREAT — JAN the Journal
Today was Mother’s Day in South Africa. Some of my happiest moments were the times spent with my mother in the early morning, sitting and talking about the day ahead while sipping strong coffee and nibbling on bran and buttermilk rusks. It’s not always easy living more than 8 000 kilometres away fro
"The anxiety children feel at constantly being tested, their fear of failure, punishment, and disgrace, severely reduces their ability both to perceive and to remember, and drives them away from the material being studied into strategies for fooling teachers into thinking they know what they really don’t know.” John Holt
PDF of older study of learning outcomes of Sudbury Valley School (a free democratic school / natural learning / unschooling environment) || "Democratic Schooling: What Happens to Young People Who Have Charge of Their Own Education?" by Peter Gray and David Chanoff, Source: American Journal of Education, Vol. 94, No. 2, (Feb., 1986), pp. 182-213