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Ed Dickey

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SAT goof
Posted: Feb 7, 1997 9:21 AM
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There's been a fair amount of print and TV press on the story about a
high school student who discovered an error on the SAT-Math section.

An ETS press release and a link to the actual item can be found at
http://www.collegeboard.org/press/html/970205.html

This single problem will cause scores to go up by 10 to 30 points
(another story). The student was on the Today show and the producers
tried to describe the problem, but the host was clueless and the
graphics awful (communicating mathematics is a worthy standard). The
problem involves the median of a sequence and rational roots -- has
anyone encounter a print or TV reporter who has intelligently described
the problem?
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2/7/97
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