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A Standardized Test is Crap If You Fail to Nail It

8 Dec

I’m not a huge fan of standardized tests, but tests are the oldest and most popular method of assessing learning. To some extent, standardized tests do a decent job – they assess if students possess a basic level of knowledge of math, science, and other subjects. Whether applicable in real life or not, these are the rudimentary skills everybody must have.

An “educated” Florida school board member with two master’s degrees scored poorly on a math test, and a professor at Union College in Schenectady, NY defended the test. Interesting read.

By the way, I answered all questions correctly :).

When an adult took standardized tests forced on kids
The Innumeracy of Educators, or Mark Twain Was Right