Thursday, March 24, 2011

(A little bit about) scoring Standardized Tests
discusses the annals of those who score standardized exams. I had to read the article twice to believe it. It mentions grading on a curve or at least having grades what fit a perfect bell curve- whether they are the "real, deserved" grades or not.

This also got me to think, if all exams are graded to fit the bell curve, then can we ever meet the 2014 goal of everyone at proficienct/advanced? As that does not fit the bell curve the psychometriicians prefer. So either it is a guaranteed fail system, or the bell curve will be tossed aside. Only time will tell.

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