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Topic: Pop quiz on standardized testing
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Louis Talman

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Re: Pop quiz on standardized testing
Posted: Jan 28, 2013 11:07 PM
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On Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:42:38 -0700, GS Chandy <> wrote:

> Jerry Becker posted Jan 29, 2013 4:24 AM:
>> *******************************
>> From The Answer Sheet [By Valerie Strauss], The
>> Washington Post, Wednesday, January 16, 2013. See
>> 13/01/16/pop-quiz-on-standardized-testing/
>> *******************************
>> Pop quiz on standardized testing

> <SNIP: 6 questions AND the answer choices).
>> ********************
>> [The correct answer to all of the questions is "All
>> of the above."]
>> ************************************************

> Remarkably enough, I had intuited, by the time I had read the 3rd
> question, that the correct answers to the questions would, in each
> case, be "All of the above". This despite the fact that I am from India,
> and have no experience or understanding of the US educational situation
> beyond what I read here and elsewhere on the Internet. I am not even a
> teacher!
> I do not know whether this remarkable result came about because of my
> readings at Math-teach etc or because of the way the questions were
> designed.

What I wondered is why he titled the post a "Pop Quiz", and not a
"Standardized Test".

- --Lou Talman
Department of Mathematical & Computer Sciences
Metropolitan State University of Denver


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