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What Would Mark Twain Think Of Common Core

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Morris816, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Morris816

    Morris816 Member

    Paraphrasing the title of an interesting article at The Atlantic.


    This part really drew my attention:

  2. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Gaming high stakes examinations is getting to be a huge issue. Prospective college students from China, for example, spend a couple of months -- and a princely sum, you can be sure -- at test prep centers. They come out with high verbal scores on the SAT (or the TOEFL) but they can't remotely speak English.


  3. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    This might help explain why the Chinese get such high test scores but haven't taken over the world (yet).

    Perhaps it's appropriate that the higher of my high school son's two AP test scores came in the class taught by a teacher who spends her summer grading them.
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