Date: Jan 28, 2013 11:07 PM
Author: Louis Talman
Subject: Re: Pop quiz on standardized testing

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>