Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Linkage

Innumeracy meets incoherence


“The Ed Biz”[1] continues to spiral Hades-ward:

My boy just got the practice version of the Oregon Standardized Math Test. This Sample Test is intended for Grade 3.

The test is a putrid example of how bad these standardized tests are. As near as I can tell, it's a combination of testers being proud of how well they can trick third graders, and utter ignorance of basic mathematical principles. - Bart Massey
He has example questions. Go and be properly appalled.


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[1] “Education Business,” HT: Tom Lehrer

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