My sophomore HS son has chosen to do a persuasive speech on why schools should NOT offer exam exemption. (mind you, he LOVES exam exemption himself, but can also see the other side and needed to pick a persuasive topic that his classmates would be against...). At his school, you can exempt semester exams if you have not missed more than one day of the certain class and if you have a "C" or above - at least I think that's the criteria. As a freshman you can exempt 2 each semester, 4 as a sophomore, 6 as a junior and 8 as a senior. My D who is a freshman in college now basically took no exams so to speak for her last two years of high school!
Now of course, in college, while her school is on quarters, she is faced with actuallly having to take an "exam" that covers a whole quarter of information. Tougher to prepare for if you haven't had to do that before.
He's not finding alot of scientific info about the pros and cons, but I told him I would come to my CC mates and ask for further input.
So...high school exam exemption - pros/cons/opinions/other arrangements at other schools????