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The Testing Charade

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Based on the NYTimes article, "Should These Tests Get a Failing Grade?" by James B. Stewart. See https://nyti.ms/2o4B6lr

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The Testing Charade

  1. 1. THE TESTING CHARADE
  2. 2. SHSAT
  3. 3. MARY NORRIS, COPY EDITOR
  4. 4. “TO REVISE THAT SENTENCE…WOULD MAKE IT AS LAME AS THE ORIGINAL.”
  5. 5. NYC DOE
  6. 6. DANIEL KORETZ, HARVARD EDU
  7. 7. “[I]T IS NEVER ACCEPTABLE TO MAKE A CONSEQUENTIAL DECISION BASED ON A SINGLE TEST SCORE.”
  8. 8. READ THIS SENTENCE: “DURING A NIGHTLY NEWS SEGMENT ABOUT A COOKING CONTEST, A REPORTER TALKED TO SOME PEOPLE WHO DID THE BEST IN THE CONTEST.” WHICH REVISION USES THE MOST PRECISE LANGUAGE FOR THE WORDS “TALKED TO SOME PEOPLE WHO DID THE BEST IN THE CONTEST”?

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