Saturday, March 9, 2013

#slice2013 9 of 31

I had the SATs this morning from 8 until 12:30. That is a long test. My brain is pretty much fried.

No, but it actually is. I just told my mom to stop acting so superficial when I actually meant to say superior.

Even though there are many arguments against the SAT saying that it's bias or it's much easier for rich kids who pay for test practice, I pose the question of what else are we going to do? We can't always trust the grades schools turn in to colleges, but we can always trust a number on a standardized test. How else can we fairly measure and compare the intelligence of one kid from one town to another kid from a different town?

If you have an easy solution to any of these questions, please let me know.

I am not saying I approve or like standardized testing. I hated CMTs, I hated CAPTs, and now I have moved on to hating the SATs and ACTs. All that I am saying is that there are a lot of people out there who talk too much about the problems of standardized testing and don't offer out enough reasonable solutions.

Please let me know if you have a good, justifiable substitution for standardized tests because I know that I, for one, would love to hear it.


  1. Well, Larkin, you survived! And the good news is, no more standardized tests until you get ready for grad school....hooray! I hope you took a nice nap afterwards, and did something to celebrate.

  2. How do we measure learning fairly? That is the problem educators have and will continue to struggle with solving.
    Now you can use those brain cells to create more amazing writing!