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GS Chandy

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From: Hyderabad, Mumbai/Bangalore, India
Registered: 9/29/05
Re: Pop quiz on standardized testing
Posted: Jan 29, 2013 8:51 AM
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Lout Talman posted Jan 29, 2013 9:37 AM:
>
> On Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:42:38 -0700, GS Chandy
> <gs_chandy@yahoo.com> 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
> >>

> http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/20
> >> 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.
> >
> > GSC

>
>
> 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
>
> <http://rowdy.msudenver.edu/~talmanl>
>

He was a trifle nervous, perhaps, about calling it a 'Standardized Test'? (Because he probably would have had people calling him on his 'standards'. No such difficulties on 'Pop Quiz', I believe.

GSC



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