One of the most important reasons for these test is to also teach honesty to our students. Due to corruption in the public school system, many students have to cheat in order to pass their exams. Teachers often expect students to pay them bribes, and without these bribes, students will usually fail. However, at BEA, such circumstances don't exist and students only need to give us their hard work to pass their courses. Since the BEA teachers cover everything in their lessons, there is no reason for students to cheat. For all of our students, it's the first time for them to learn about academic "honor policies."
In the past, I’ve always been in Japan teaching my own university courses, but I finally got the chance to observe how the tests I prepare are put into practice. After grading the basic and intermediate course vocabulary tests yesterday, I noticed that the basic students definitely need more help with spelling, and the that intermediate learners need more time on idioms.