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OfflineThebooedocksaint
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Lol, schools.
    #430670 - 06/10/10 10:50 AM (6 years, 5 months ago)

Why do they send certificates to people for doing good on tests?

Especially the CAAP test.


It is a test by ACT that essentially tests your composition skills of writing a persuasive letter.


Few tests could be more pointless.


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Re: Lol, schools. [Re: Thebooedocksaint]
    #430672 - 06/10/10 10:53 AM (6 years, 5 months ago)

Also, on a funnier note.


I got in the 98th percentile, and I scored a 4/6.

Granted a 6 literally means a perfect paper, I would think there was more than 2% of students to score in the top 2 ranks.

Whatever.


Crappy grading scale is crappy.


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Re: Lol, schools. [Re: Thebooedocksaint]
    #430685 - 06/10/10 11:48 AM (6 years, 5 months ago)

I once got no questions wrong on a standardized test and that only put me in the 94%.


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Re: Lol, schools. [Re: DieCommie]
    #430691 - 06/10/10 11:56 AM (6 years, 5 months ago)

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I once got no questions wrong on a standardized test and that only put me in the 94%.




Whaaa?


I think it is the only standardized test I am going to have to take in college.



So that is good.


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Re: Lol, schools. [Re: Thebooedocksaint]
    #430698 - 06/10/10 12:15 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

The percentile is the bottom of the range you are in, so I suppose 6% of people got a perfect score.

Ive never heard of the CAAP, is that for getting into college from high school?


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Re: Lol, schools. [Re: DieCommie]
    #430699 - 06/10/10 12:20 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

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I once got no questions wrong on a standardized test and that only put me in the 94%.




You too!?

I got 100% in the English/Composition test, and 1 question wrong for a 99% in the Mathematics test.

Only 1 other person in my school scored a perfect, but they didn't do nearly as well on the other one.

It put me in the top 98% nationwide... :shrug:  But it was just a standardized test so whatevs


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Re: Lol, schools. [Re: Inverted]
    #430715 - 06/10/10 12:39 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

I didnt do good on the vocabulary part of my test, got below the 50% I think.  That part didnt really matter for what I was applying for, so I didnt really care.

We are probably talking about different tests.  The important one for me was the subject test, and that I got a 55% which is decent for an american (the chinese skew that test's results).


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Re: Lol, schools. [Re: DieCommie]
    #430721 - 06/10/10 12:46 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

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The percentile is the bottom of the range you are in, so I suppose 6% of people got a perfect score.

Ive never heard of the CAAP, is that for getting into college from high school?





It is just where you are given a prompt to write a time persuasive paper.

They are almost always letters, and talk about things like "your school needs to make budget cuts, in a letter directed to the dean of student affairs suggest either cutting library hours, or of the gym and health center."

Stupid shit.


And it is for students in college.

Around here it is required for all students taking an english comp class.

And by around here I mean at least a few states require it.


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Re: Lol, schools. [Re: Thebooedocksaint]
    #430755 - 06/10/10 02:45 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

Public education has not kept up with innovation.  Not necessarily technological innovation but teaching innovation.  Working together to come up with something better than the sum of the parts sort of shit.  I never had real group work in school, until college (which was public).  So im talking about secondary education.  They just tell us a bunch of shit and test us to see how much we've remembered.  It's sad.  I really want to be a part of the change somehow.


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Re: Lol, schools. [Re: Thebooedocksaint]
    #430757 - 06/10/10 02:46 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

Standardized tests are fucking retarded.


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Re: Lol, schools. [Re: Tangerines]
    #430794 - 06/10/10 03:45 PM (6 years, 5 months ago)

I would quote this whole thread but that would be stupid.


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