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An already stupid test at my school is being replaced by another stupid test
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An already stupid test at my school is being replaced by another stupid test

Before school got out this year I learned from my math teacher that next year, the "FCAT," a test taken at the end of the year in Florida schools with multiple-choice answers that completely destroys the purpose of grades because if you pass it it's all you need to move on, is being replaced by an equally dumb test that requires you write EXTENDED RESPONSES for every question rather than multiple choice questions... Wooooow. :I

As if the FCAT didn't fail enough kids every year, FL schools are TRYING to fail everyone now.

(Apologies if this post looks sloppy or anything like that, it was made on my phone.)
08-16-2013 06:54 AM
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An already stupid test at my school is being replaced by another stupid test

I actually think that written response is a step up from multiple choice because it requires more intelligence than guesswork and system-beating. But I agree, that if you have a group of students acclimated to taking only multiple choice because the school is so caught up in teaching the test that they can't teach anything else, it's an idiot move to expect them to take a brand new format of test the next year.

Although it will hardly affect me, I expect, considering my past writing endeavors.

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
08-16-2013 11:47 AM
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RE: An already stupid test at my school is being replaced by another stupid test

That sounds off... Wouldn't they expect success to plummet from moving from a already difficult test to something even more difficult? Unless they're trying to weed certain people out
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I think in a few years my state (California) is going to try to pull the same. The current testing system (STAR) is set to expire after July 2014, and according to Wikipedia: "California will 'replace [the] STAR tests with more in-depth exams in two years' ". The thing is already a horrible concept anyway (well, putting all of it at the end of the year, at least), so I guess they'll try to make it worse.

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It kills 2.5 weeks of main course material x). How do they plan to change STAR?
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Once again, quoting from Wikipedia:
"These new exams would have 'requirements for in-depth essays and projects that students will complete on computers.' "

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They spelled fact wrong.

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(08-16-2013 01:14 PM)Miab419 Wrote:  That sounds off... Wouldn't they expect success to plummet from moving from a already difficult test to something even more difficult? Unless they're trying to weed certain people out

That's what it sounds like...
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RE: An already stupid test at my school is being replaced by another stupid test

Here in Texas, they replaced the TAKS test (bad and hated enough) with the STAAR test (much harder, a lot more hated and sucks more)

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RE: An already stupid test at my school is being replaced by another stupid test

I think the state test here is the HSPA. I dont remember taking it, so it must have easy enough that it never entered my long term memory.

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