Standard tests are legitimate in math and science courses. These are objective measures of mastery. The Good Curriculum’s math and science courses assign exams.
In the humanities and social sciences, only essay exams have validity.
The main skill that matters in the humanities and social sciences is writing. Can the student present a coherent argument in a brief time or a short essay?
Parents can see a student’s progress. True/false exam shows no meaningful lasting knowledge.
A student who completes all assignments in this curriculum writes over 800 essays. There is no other curriculum like this. Students at the end of this program will know how to write.
Advanced writing skills require advanced term papers. These are rarely assigned in today’s universities, let alone high schools.