Monday, February 27, 2006

Wow, 8th Grade

You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!




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4 comments:

JFH said...

Dang, I should hope so! (then again, I know alot of college graduates that couldn't pass this simple test.

JFH said...

Dang, I should hope so! (then again, I know alot of college graduates that couldn't pass this simple test.

John said...

Exactly.

now give it to 8th graders, and see how we do.

JFH said...

Well, if we taught algebra in 8th grade (which we do, but only to a small portion of them do).

It wouldn't surprise me that these were randomly picked (cherry picked?) from the 8th grade NAEP test. The WSJ has an editorial about the difference between the state tests and the NAEP tests comparing "proficient" percentages. (Not on the "free' site but it's by Finn and Ravitch, two non-partisans in the education establishment). Bottom line, National tests are consistently less than half, in terms of percentage, of the example states given.

South Carolina, head to head score pretty well with the rest of the nation. Inez, has done a great job:



which Repubs in this state are loathe to accept.