“But even the quiz shows will be back. Why fix them? Think about it, will you?
You could do exactly the same thing by just making the questions easier.”
In today’s Times, Michael Winerip reports that passing the kindergarten high school English Regents exams these days, don’t have the prestige you figured. Apparently the only thing required for a passing grade is knowledge of the alphabet.
Here’s an example from the scoring guide for writing that should get a 1 (on a scale of 1-2).
These two Charater have very different mind Sets because they are creative in away that no one would imagen just put clay together and using leaves to create Art. (sic)
This one is supposed to get a 3 on a scale of 1–3.
Even though their is no physical conflict withen each other. Their are jealousy problems between each other that each one wish could have. (sic)
Here’s a sample from a future parolee leader of New York; cheer up, the kid passes, but they ony get a 1.