What is a

Cumulative Exam

A cumulative exam is one that tests a student on all of the material since the beginning of the term. The main focus of this type of test is to ensure that students have understood and retained the information they have learned throughout the duration of the course. This means that all the materials used in an academic term are used in the formulation of the questions on the exam.

Cumulative exams refer to a type of assessment where students showcase their ability to comprehend the given materials using higher-level thinking skills, like critical analysis and synthesis.