If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(New Jersey 101.5)   State officials defend exam question asking third-graders to, "reveal a secret that was difficult to keep and explain why it was hard to keep"   (nj1015.com) divider line 101
    More: Fail, Marlboro, developmental psychologies, exams  
•       •       •

7707 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 May 2012 at 11:28 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



101 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-05-11 09:12:37 AM
I have this gun in my backpack and it's a hard secret to keep because the voices keep telling me not to be a pussy and pull it out and use it.
 
2012-05-11 09:16:58 AM
The Principal has been making babies in the closet with the fourth grade teacher and I saw one of the babies and one of the babies looked at me.
 
2012-05-11 09:26:34 AM
Seems like a perfect opportunity to set up your most hated teacher.
 
2012-05-11 09:29:19 AM
Daddy touches me in my no-no place.
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2012-05-11 09:39:05 AM
My mommy and me made my little sister. It's hard to keep the secret because she just ain't right
 
2012-05-11 09:41:05 AM
The people grading those exams will hate that question. They are taught to flag certain answers if they mention things that might indicate the child is in danger or is being abused. This question just invites all kinds of scary answers.

/graded 3rd grade NJ tests one year
 
2012-05-11 10:07:48 AM
I wonder how many arrests will result from this.
 
2012-05-11 10:12:27 AM

skinnycatullus: The people grading those exams will hate that question.


And since those people aren't the same people who know or who have ever seen the kids or their families, I'm struggling to find how this could cause any issue BESIDES false positives.

The guy at the other end of the state isn't going to read "I told everyone my dad works at Nintendo, but he doesn't really" and go laugh at the kid on Facebook or something.

As long as the test answers are anonymized (names replaced with identifying number, so they can go back and find kids who submit "my neighbor says I shouldn't tell anyone about all that butt stuff"), this is yet more parents caterwauling about schools stepping around their dumb parenting.

Schools ARE your children's home for a third of their lives. A lot of kids have two meals a day at school. Stop pretending the schools are supposed to be hands-off. The cafeteria is not supposed to be a Lord of the Flies situation.
 
2012-05-11 10:14:03 AM
"My teacher beats me after school. It's hard to keep because my mom might see the bruises and then she would tell the teacher and the teacher said she'd kill me if anyone found out."

Yep - ultimate setup opportunity.
 
2012-05-11 10:57:32 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: "My teacher beats me after school. It's hard to keep because my mom might see the bruises and then she would tell the teacher and the teacher said she'd kill me if anyone found out."

Yep - ultimate setup opportunity.


I was already doing evil at an 8th grade level in the 3rd grade and totally would have done that just for the lulz.
 
2012-05-11 11:09:17 AM
"The pineapple can't actually talk. I just hid in the bushes and threw my voice to challenge the rabbit to a race."
 
2012-05-11 11:31:14 AM
I know who Batman is
 
2012-05-11 11:31:56 AM

FloydA: "The pineapple can't actually talk. I just hid in the bushes and threw my voice to challenge the rabbit to a race."


FFFUUUUUU

/is a rabbit
 
Skr
2012-05-11 11:32:48 AM
My crayons taste funny.
 
2012-05-11 11:34:07 AM
How is this any different that the mandatory D.A.R.E. program that tells children to taddle on their parents?
 
2012-05-11 11:35:05 AM
It's not that I mind being chained in the basement, it's just that when the meat is thrown down, the rats have the advantage of numbers, and they...
 
2012-05-11 11:37:03 AM
Maybe NSFW

Tell us a secret.
 
2012-05-11 11:37:22 AM
I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.
 
2012-05-11 11:38:03 AM
Dr. Steven Tobias apparently has ADHD.
 
2012-05-11 11:38:52 AM
I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess it wasn't a Catholic school.
 
2012-05-11 11:38:56 AM
Prepare for the "bad touch" stories to come out. Either that or "Dad drinks a lot of medicine at night..."
 
2012-05-11 11:39:36 AM
Am I rem ally the only one that thinks this is great? I hope some poor abused child did finally unburden themselves and will finally get help. Most kids probably wrote about stealing candy at the store or something trivial but hopefully it will actually help a couple of them.
 
2012-05-11 11:39:42 AM

kingoomieiii: skinnycatullus: The people grading those exams will hate that question.

And since those people aren't the same people who know or who have ever seen the kids or their families, I'm struggling to find how this could cause any issue BESIDES false positives.

The guy at the other end of the state isn't going to read "I told everyone my dad works at Nintendo, but he doesn't really" and go laugh at the kid on Facebook or something.

As long as the test answers are anonymized (names replaced with identifying number, so they can go back and find kids who submit "my neighbor says I shouldn't tell anyone about all that butt stuff"), this is yet more parents caterwauling about schools stepping around their dumb parenting.

Schools ARE your children's home for a third of their lives. A lot of kids have two meals a day at school. Stop pretending the schools are supposed to be hands-off. The cafeteria is not supposed to be a Lord of the Flies situation.


I am all for schools preventing abuse. This is not by any means the way to do it, especially if it's anonymized. If you don't know the kid, you don't know if they're prone to bad jokes\exaggeration, you don't know their situation (i.e. are they writing down 'no one ever gives me food' when they come in every day with a lunch packed and that morning was whining about not getting cookies for breakfast?), and it's going to not only generate false positives, but send the message that the school is perfectly okay with asking inappropriate questions.

If someone were actually abusing a kid, the kids would suddenly realize that school isn't the place to get help. That's not what we want.
 
2012-05-11 11:39:57 AM
I rubbed page 1 of the test on my crotch.

Whew, that feels better just letting the secret out.

/i suppose that would be the best answer to give.
 
2012-05-11 11:40:27 AM
Daddy says he drinks because I cry
 
2012-05-11 11:43:01 AM
I can't tell you what it is, but it's hard to keep secret because these farking standardized tests keep demanding that I spill the beans.

Also I think in their desperation to solve the mystery they may have put a transmitter in my teeth. Why? Why must they hound me night and day?
 
2012-05-11 11:43:03 AM

gaslight: Prepare for the "bad touch" stories to come out. Either that or "Dad drinks a lot of medicine at night..."


I went to a hypnotist act in college. Apparently he used to hypnotize college kids and regress them to childhood, but one of them started telling the entire audience how she was molested as a child. Who knows if it was true or not, but he dropped that bit after that.
 
2012-05-11 11:43:07 AM
NJ ASK test is first developed with a test group -Measurement Inc.- they administer the NJ ASK test....then it's reviewed by a New Jersey Department of Education expert - a content expert - and then it goes through a teachers advisory group - to see is it appropriate, etc - if it passes through that, they do test groups - for a couple of years - field testing - they review the results, and if it passes then it goes on as an actual test question...about 4 percent of kids got this question - it doesn't count in their score - it's in the field test phase - it will be reviewed then decision will be made - questions don't go on tests by accident - they're reviewed after 2 years."

And one wonders why our educational system is so fark'd up.
 
2012-05-11 11:45:03 AM
Well let's go with the times on this one then...

"My teacher has sex with me after school, she makes me feel good but asks me to do her in the arse and I sometimes feel uncomfortable about that"
 
2012-05-11 11:46:57 AM
I heard my sister tell her boyfriend that she was going to give him a job. Then she just banged her head into his lap over and over. I don't think you can make a living doing that, can you?
 
2012-05-11 11:47:54 AM
State officials defend exam question asking third-graders to, "reveal a secret that was difficult to keep and explain why it was hard to keep"

It could be better off as a multiple choice.

Question: It was hard to keep the secret because:
a) This test is making reveal the secret for a good grade.
b) Two people can keep a secret if one is dead; but I didn't have a gun at the time.
c) They stopped paying me.
d) I found a better secret to keep.
 
2012-05-11 11:48:00 AM

gingerjet: NJ ASK test is first developed with a test group -Measurement Inc.- they administer the NJ ASK test....then it's reviewed by a New Jersey Department of Education expert - a content expert - and then it goes through a teachers advisory group - to see is it appropriate, etc - if it passes through that, they do test groups - for a couple of years - field testing - they review the results, and if it passes then it goes on as an actual test question...about 4 percent of kids got this question - it doesn't count in their score - it's in the field test phase - it will be reviewed then decision will be made - questions don't go on tests by accident - they're reviewed after 2 years."

And one wonders why our educational system is so fark'd up.


Hey, it washed out in the field test phase, like the ravioli stuffed with chalk. No big deal.
 
2012-05-11 11:52:38 AM

BigLuca: I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess it wasn't a Catholic school.


heh heh....+1
 
2012-05-11 11:53:55 AM

kingoomieiii: skinnycatullus: The people grading those exams will hate that question.

And since those people aren't the same people who know or who have ever seen the kids or their families, I'm struggling to find how this could cause any issue BESIDES false positives.


False positives are enough of a problem to scrap the whole thing. The ends do not justify the means.

Schools ARE your children's home for a third of their lives. A lot of kids have two meals a day at school. Stop pretending the schools are supposed to be hands-off. The cafeteria is not supposed to be a Lord of the Flies situation.

False dichotomy. Schools are not parents, but the fact that they're not parents does not mean they have no ability to control student behavior on school time.
 
2012-05-11 11:54:50 AM

Rufus Lee King: "I once killed a man for sport."


Oh yeah? Well *I* shot a man in Reno. Just to watch him DIE!
 
2012-05-11 11:55:05 AM
Dr. Goldberg adds anyone with kids in the school system "at one point or another has come across this feeling of - we know better than you do- how to raise your children- how to educate them...

If you know better than the school on how to educate your child, please home school them. Whether you're right or wrong, everyone will be better off, except maybe your kid.
 
2012-05-11 11:56:15 AM

SwiftFox: Hey, it washed out in the field test phase, like the ravioli stuffed with chalk. No big deal.


This question should of never made it through review phase 1 let alone made it to a question that a 3rd grader saw in phase 3.

/which begs the questions on why so many review phases are necessary for a 3rd grade test question
//and why a teachers advisory group would ever approve this question
///I think i just answered my own complaint
/are slashies also on the test?
 
2012-05-11 11:56:54 AM
i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-11 11:57:32 AM

kingoomieiii: I'm struggling to find how this could cause any issue BESIDES false positives.


Considering the hell DFS can inflict on a family once they get their hooks in I think false positives could be a BIG problem.
 
2012-05-11 11:59:08 AM

digitalrain: Rufus Lee King: "I once killed a man for sport."

Oh yeah? Well *I* shot a man in Reno. Just to watch him DIE!


So, leisure, then?
 
2012-05-11 12:06:01 PM
I would so encourage those children to lie and make up terrible stories about the school's administration...
 
2012-05-11 12:08:56 PM
"My mommy drank when she was pregnant with me.

This secret was hard to keep because I was forced to reveal it by mandatory state testing."
 
2012-05-11 12:10:43 PM
I was once turned into a newt!

/this is a terrible idea for o so many reasons
 
2012-05-11 12:11:01 PM
images.wikia.com

When I was seven, I saw a servant girl bathing in the river. I stile her robe and she was forced to return to the castle naked and in tears. I closed my eyes, but I could still see her tits bouncing. When I was 10, I stuffed my uncle's boots with goat sh*t. When confronted with my crime, I blamed a squire. Poor boy was flogged, and I escaped justice. When I was 12 I milked my eel into a pot of turtle stew. I flogged the one-eyed snake, I skinned my sausage. I made the bald men cry into the turtle stew, which I believe my sister ate. At least I hope she did. I once brought a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel....
 
2012-05-11 12:14:13 PM
Nazis did it.
 
2012-05-11 12:16:32 PM
graphicinsight.co.za
 
2012-05-11 12:17:36 PM

Sybarite: I have this gun in my backpack and it's a hard secret to keep because the voices keep telling me not to be a pussy and pull it out and use it.


I read that as "gum". I'm a substitute, and don't doubt that hard gum could be used as a weapon.
 
2012-05-11 12:20:52 PM

SweetSilverBlues: I was once turned into a newt!

/this is a terrible idea for o so many reasons


Did you get better?
 
2012-05-11 12:21:31 PM

Citrate1007: How is this any different that the mandatory D.A.R.E. program that tells children to taddle on their parents?


Did you mean tattle?
 
2012-05-11 12:22:04 PM
Such a question should come with the warning: "Your answer may prompt us to send police and a social worker to your house where we will drag you away from your family, your pets, your room and your toys and then stick you in a foster home with some older kid who is already so screwed up from abuse that they are going to molest you while we decide if we will let you go home. For your own good."
 
Displayed 50 of 101 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report