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2012-04-16 10:08:52 AM
I coulda cheated and I coulda passed, but I got high.
 
2012-04-16 12:53:31 PM
A reasonably intelligent kid could ace it while stoned
 
2012-04-16 12:54:38 PM
What a FCAT might look like

www.instablogsimages.com
 
2012-04-16 12:56:58 PM
Although in their defense, the name of the test is pronounced "F*ck it".
 
2012-04-16 12:58:31 PM
Florida tag must be out getting high...
 
2012-04-16 12:58:54 PM
Well yeah, but the high part is just for extra credit...
 
2012-04-16 12:59:21 PM
standardized test...in florida? You probably have to be high just to understand it
 
2012-04-16 01:02:25 PM
This explains a lot about Florida.
 
2012-04-16 01:05:20 PM
The trick to the fcat is mcat
 
2012-04-16 01:06:13 PM

Sybarite: I coulda cheated and I coulda passed, but I got high.


Done in 1
 
2012-04-16 01:11:04 PM

TravisBickle62: A reasonably intelligent kid could ace it while stoned


Yeah, if you're tweeting about how you're going to take a test high, I highly doubt you're of 'reasonable intelligence'
 
2012-04-16 01:12:51 PM
I figure if I study high, take the test high, get high scores... right? Right.
 
2012-04-16 01:18:10 PM
www.deviantart.com
 
2012-04-16 01:18:44 PM
If you look for the lowest common denominator, you'll usually find it.

I notice a lack of "man im nervous about the fcat i studied all night for it hope i do well" tweets/fb posts.

There HAVE to be some. Just like there HAVE to be some like in TFA.
 
2012-04-16 01:19:07 PM
i took my SAT tripping on acid.
 
2012-04-16 01:19:29 PM

TheEdibleSnuggie: TravisBickle62: A reasonably intelligent kid could ace it while stoned

Yeah, if you're tweeting about how you're going to take a test high, I highly doubt you're of 'reasonable intelligence'


Exactly. There's a reason the "dumb stoner" stereotype exists. It's because all the dumb people who smoke do dumb shiat like this. The many many intelligent, educated smokers just sit quietly by the side and don't make a scene.
 
2012-04-16 01:20:55 PM

KrispyKritter: i took my SAT tripping on acid.


And now you're on Fark. Stay off the acid, kids.
 
2012-04-16 01:21:17 PM
Not like your performance on that test matters to anybody but the school district.

It's not tied to grades or graduation. It's only tied to district funding and NCLB compliance. What incentive is there for kids to do well? Our school district (in Missouri) bribed kids into doing well by having a raffle with something like 100 different items, from $25 gift cards to iPods (when those were new) to laptop computers. One year they gave out a used car. To enter the raffle you had to score "proficient" or "advanced" on your test subject for that year, plus an extra entry for perfect attendance.

/got "advanced" every year
//NEVER won that damn raffle
 
2012-04-16 01:22:54 PM
Hell, we all used to get face meltingly high before freaking drivers ed so smoking before written tests would be a no brainer. I doubt I ever took a test from 6th grade thru college NOT high.
 
2012-04-16 01:27:25 PM

bdub77: Although in their defense, the name of the test is pronounced "F*ck it".




THIS My first reaction was that they chose their acronym poorly... It may be an urban legend here, but the story is that my state's department of transportation was renamed the Idaho Transportation Department to avoid being called IDOT. If you've seen some of their projects, you'd realize why they might be sensitive about that.
 
2012-04-16 01:37:20 PM
Took the ACT (do they still have those?) after an LSD bender the night before and scored a 31. Took it again a couple months later after staying home, studying, eating right, and getting a good night's sleep, and got a 28.

/expand your mind
 
2012-04-16 01:37:29 PM
www.firstshowing.net

^Been there done that (in Super High Me).

/ Get high, get higher grades
 
2012-04-16 01:39:37 PM
I got a really high score on my SATs, and was stoned to the point of Jack Nicholson eye brows. Problem is I can't remember the score, like 15... something. Whatever...

t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-04-16 01:40:29 PM
Stupid FLORIDA test, can't even spell FACT correct - sheesh!
 
2012-04-16 01:43:33 PM

BurnShrike: The many many intelligent, educated smokers just sit quietly by the side and don't make a scene.


Employer: Realistically, you probably won't need to be in the office much. Do you find you're more productive in an office setting or at home?

Me: I guarantee I will be more productive at home, working on my schedule, than I would be if I were required to come into the office every day at 8am.

Employer: So long as the work gets done in a timely and accurate fashion, and as long as you're available to be reached during business hours, I don't care where you do your work.

Me: When do I start?

/I find data entry much less irksome when I'm on my back porch, smoking, having a fresh fruit smoothie, and watching my dogs play in the backyard
//when I'm at an office, I spend most of my day thinking about not being at the office
///also fark
 
2012-04-16 01:45:55 PM
I was having my first ever string of anxiety attacks when SAT time rolled around. I had a badarse panic attack right in the middle of one of the math sections and scored higher on that than I did on anything else.

Conclusion either: 1) Altered states of mind make you score better, or 2) I'm just a daggone genius.
 
2012-04-16 01:46:23 PM
FTFA: "Why do so many people wanna take the FCAT high?"

When you fail you can say "it was the drugs and not my lack of intelligence/work ethic that caused my failure".
If you score fairly well, you can say "fark I'm smart, I passed that test with the huge handicap of being high".

/my strategy for the past 11 years
//it's a poorly constructed strategy with many flaws, but it's MY strategy dammit!
 
2012-04-16 01:47:42 PM
Twitchy? Subtard, If I wanted to support something with an overly right slant, I'd go to FNC.
 
2012-04-16 01:57:40 PM
Girl just posted on Facebook " fark FCAT I'm going to school high and drunk af" white people dumb af-

Something about stereotypes.
 
2012-04-16 02:02:28 PM

algrant33: Not like your performance on that test matters to anybody but the school district.

It's not tied to grades or graduation. It's only tied to district funding and NCLB compliance. What incentive is there for kids to do well? Our school district (in Missouri) bribed kids into doing well by having a raffle with something like 100 different items, from $25 gift cards to iPods (when those were new) to laptop computers. One year they gave out a used car. To enter the raffle you had to score "proficient" or "advanced" on your test subject for that year, plus an extra entry for perfect attendance.

/got "advanced" every year
//NEVER won that damn raffle


You need to pass the FCAT to graduate.
 
2012-04-16 02:03:11 PM

algrant33: Not like your performance on that test matters to anybody but the school district.

It's not tied to grades or graduation. It's only tied to district funding and NCLB compliance. What incentive is there for kids to do well? Our school district (in Missouri) bribed kids into doing well by having a raffle with something like 100 different items, from $25 gift cards to iPods (when those were new) to laptop computers. One year they gave out a used car. To enter the raffle you had to score "proficient" or "advanced" on your test subject for that year, plus an extra entry for perfect attendance.

/got "advanced" every year
//NEVER won that damn raffle


Our principal promised to shave her head in front of the whole school for some kind of improvement. Had a pep rally for it. Kids could go up to take turns cutting off the hair.

The kids with certain scores also got out of class for a homemade dinner by all the teachers that was really tasty. Think we had a movie, too.
 
2012-04-16 02:04:48 PM

Koolaider: algrant33: Not like your performance on that test matters to anybody but the school district.

It's not tied to grades or graduation. It's only tied to district funding and NCLB compliance. What incentive is there for kids to do well? Our school district (in Missouri) bribed kids into doing well by having a raffle with something like 100 different items, from $25 gift cards to iPods (when those were new) to laptop computers. One year they gave out a used car. To enter the raffle you had to score "proficient" or "advanced" on your test subject for that year, plus an extra entry for perfect attendance.

/got "advanced" every year
//NEVER won that damn raffle

You need to pass the FCAT to graduate.


Graduate? Why you wanna do dat? you nuttin but a foo, we in da white house now.
 
2012-04-16 02:11:41 PM
And the punch line is that teachers get their salaries and keep or lose their jobs based on the results of these silly standardized tests. Don't leave no children behind
 
2012-04-16 02:17:38 PM

tonygotskilz: ^Been there done that (in Super High Me).

/ Get high, get higher grades


Saw that guy live. He was farked up out of his mind. Had been drinking all day an was stumbling around on stage, still pretty funny
 
2012-04-16 02:18:15 PM
This is OK, because somebody has to give me onion rings with my burger. Those onion rings aren't gonna walk over to me!
 
2012-04-16 02:21:35 PM
At least they aren't showing up drunk. That is where I would draw the line
 
2012-04-16 02:23:21 PM

TheEdibleSnuggie: TravisBickle62: A reasonably intelligent kid could ace it while stoned

Yeah, if you're tweeting about how you're going to take a test high, I highly doubt you're of 'reasonable intelligence'


I took my SAT stoned as hell, 1420/1600 which guaranteed me a full ride scholarship to college.
 
2012-04-16 02:25:40 PM

D135: FTFA: "Why do so many people wanna take the FCAT high?"

When you fail you can say "it was the drugs and not my lack of intelligence/work ethic that caused my failure".
If you score fairly well, you can say "fark I'm smart, I passed that test with the huge handicap of being high".

/my strategy for the past 11 years
//it's a poorly constructed strategy with many flaws, but it's MY strategy dammit!


There was an article about this on Fark a while back. Apparently, it's quite common. Most people don't realize they're doing it. I'm currently wrapping up my bachelor's degree as a "re-entry" student. There are a few of these people at my university, though not a whole lot of them. My school is FULL of nerds.
 
2012-04-16 02:27:26 PM
***Correction***

The Fark article I mentioned wasn't actually about people taking exams high, but about sabotaging in slightly more subtle ways, like going out drinking the night before.
 
2012-04-16 02:37:48 PM
FTFA: Yes, ladies and gentlemen, these are the leaders of tomorrow.

Not exactly. These, ladies and gentlemen, are the cube dwellers, waitresses and civil service bureaucrats of tomorrow.

The leaders of tomorrow are possibly high, but smart enough not to tweet about it. The dolts on twitter, especially those proclaiming their intention to get stoned, are not exactly going to be the most achievement-oriented geniuses.
 
2012-04-16 02:37:49 PM

Koolaider: You need to pass the FCAT to graduate.


If you can't pass one of these even while totally drunk or high (FCAT, CAHSEE), you _shouldn't_ graduate.

The CAHSEE (calif) is just a test of basic functional literacy. An average 8th-grader could ace it.
 
2012-04-16 02:52:31 PM

suid: Koolaider: You need to pass the FCAT to graduate.

If you can't pass one of these even while totally drunk or high (FCAT, CAHSEE), you _shouldn't_ graduate.

The CAHSEE (calif) is just a test of basic functional literacy. An average 8th-grader could ace it.


I don't remember what the Indiana one is, but I remember hearing that we didn't have to pass it. A substitute teacher confirmed it, and I was one of about 5 people who figured out you can answer however you like. Every answer is A.

/I'd like to see the results when adjusted for smartass test takers
 
2012-04-16 03:05:18 PM
CSB: I knew a girl in college who was convinced that the more she tried, the worse she failed. Therefore, she decided not to study for a major exam, and then of course bombed it. She was crying later that day because she couldn't understand how this could happen. She was sure it would work!

Of course we all have this experience once in a while, doing worse when we study harder, but we usually have the wits to see that probably has some other explanation, like confirmation bias, or the simple fact that we study more for subjects we understand less.

/She didn't strike me as college material anyway, so maybe there wasn't a "right" way for her to study.
 
2012-04-16 03:10:09 PM
That actually makes sense, since the people who put the tests together are obviously on drugs.
 
2012-04-16 03:20:09 PM
I took the SATs hungover. I was moving to New Zealand the day after the test so I had my party the night before. I still did fine.
 
2012-04-16 03:35:02 PM

D135: FTFA: "Why do so many people wanna take the FCAT high?"

When you fail you can say "it was the drugs and not my lack of intelligence/work ethic that caused my failure".
If you score fairly well, you can say "fark I'm smart, I passed that test with the huge handicap of being high".

/my strategy for the past 11 years
//it's a poorly constructed strategy with many flaws, but it's MY strategy dammit!


This is actually a valid psychosocial thoery, it's called self-handicapping (new window)
 
2012-04-16 03:36:56 PM
Smoked a joint on the way to take the SATs. Fell asleep after completing each section.

Got a 1440.

I didn't tell the internet about it, though.
 
2012-04-16 03:40:03 PM

RavynWiald: Smoked a joint on the way to take the SATs. Fell asleep after completing each section.

Got a 1440.

I didn't tell the internet about it, though.


Whoops.
 
BHK
2012-04-16 04:06:53 PM
The night before my SATs I got high with my friend. The stuff was laced with coke, leaving us stoned and wired the entire night. I got a little sleep then dropped my friend at the train station. I was late for the test but still go in. Scored just fine. Since that was 25 years ago, I didn't tell the internet about it, but I did tell my BBS friends.
 
2012-04-16 04:07:27 PM
I once went to a mechanical drafting class in college completely baked. Showed up 5 minutes late. There was a pop quiz in session. I finished the test like a boss, turned it in, and sat back down while wondering: "why is everyone still working on this? I killed it in under 30 minutes!". A minute later, my professor walked to my desk with the test and placed it in front of me. As I looked down at the completed test, he flipped it over to reveal the second half of the test which I never noticed. Uh oh.

Got a lecture after class, never happened again, graduated with honors. Cool story bro. Etc.
 
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