Tim Griffiths wrote:
It amuses and annoys me at the same time to hear people say "tests aren't important to me" and then move hell and high water to do anything to avoid being tested, including missing courses, having to leave early etc. Sounds to me like the test is really important to these people.
Tests are very important. The rank that comes with passing them, however, isn't terribly.
The only time I could see it as important is if you're teaching and need to have a certain level to grade others.