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2012-06-29 12:06:57 AM  
I thought the Undertaker had died..
/then it would be in the sports tab, eh?
 
2012-06-29 12:09:45 AM  
This article is not entirely true.

Sokowlski founded the Scantron company that popularized the technology invented by Reynold B. Johnson.

My Grandfather, go me!

Usurper!
 
2012-06-29 12:10:20 AM  
And...

"There is no penalty for wrong answers."

/amirite?
 
2012-06-29 12:17:55 AM  
The article seems to subtly allude that system isn't in as wide use any longer?What other possible way could these tests be administered?
 
2012-06-29 12:23:36 AM  
blog.ivman.com

/Hot
 
2012-06-29 12:31:35 AM  
suvudu.com

RIP Megatron
 
2012-06-29 12:37:27 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-29 12:48:17 AM  
t1.gstatic.com

/slackers
 
2012-06-29 12:51:11 AM  
I thought this was a repeat of when John McCarthy (inventor of the LISP programming language) died.
 
2012-06-29 01:01:34 AM  
Ah! So it's him I can thank for introducing me to my first act of scholastic disobediance. The tests we got in school asked for ethnicity, without any decline to state option. So each time I got one that asked, I wrote in "HUMAN" with a filled in bubble next to it.

Later on I learned that the M/F one is also fun to play with.

/Phone call with the principal must have been interesting for my parents
 
2012-06-29 01:04:23 AM  
FTAC: The Scantron guy died and went to heaven, but was unprepared when he heard there was also an essay.

CSB: We had a really sweet essay section on our first A+P test last semester, a "choose five topics to expand on our of ten choices". I had a blast on it after I chewed through the multiple choice questions, and for the first time ever, I took all the time that was offered, and really polished them. I'd never had such an option before, I love to write, and the subject is fascinating. When we got it back a week later, I did really well, 18/20 (mainly because I forgot to put in facts I considered too trivial to include).

However, while I beamed at my test score, the Professor's tone about the general performance made it clear my results were not the norm. Nothing specifically was mentioned as being what everyone had fumbled on, but it became clear as our exams progressed. He had made it clear at the beginning of the semester that our exams would be in that format, mostly multiple choice with the same essay format, but we never had an essay again. Instead, we had the most hair-pullingly difficult exams, all multiple choice.

I still did really well, but that right there was how I got an A- instead of an A.
 
2012-06-29 01:05:40 AM  
Oh yea, and in that same semester, I finally did what we all fear - I screwed up a bubble, and skipped one. Thankfully he re-graded it.
/csb
 
2012-06-29 01:13:19 AM  
When I was a kid the teachers told us if we didn't fill out the bubbles completely, or we went outside the circle, the machine would tear up our answer card.
 
2012-06-29 01:14:29 AM  
Scantron used to instill intense fear in me.
Bring on the essay questions any day.

There's a reason I was an arts student.
 
2012-06-29 01:20:20 AM  
There was nothing worse than a Scantron exam in Calculus that had [(D) None of these] as an answer.
 
2012-06-29 01:34:32 AM  
REALLY?
REALLY?!?!
You guys use the "Answer is (C)" cliche DAILY, sometimes multiple times a day, in your lame headlines and yet you completely fail here.
 
2012-06-29 01:44:18 AM  

blog.caloricious.com

RIP Scallion

 
2012-06-29 03:25:04 AM  

tj614zu: This article is not entirely true.

Sokowlski founded the Scantron company that popularized the technology invented by Reynold B. Johnson.

My Grandfather, go me!

Usurper!



D'oh. Of all the things to have to defend on Fark...

Um, 'grats on the inventor-grandpa.

/not subby
 
2012-06-29 03:38:50 AM  

Genju: There was nothing worse than a Scantron exam in Calculus that had [(D) None of these] as an answer.


How about a vector calc test with four answers (no "none of the above" option), but NONE of which were correct?

It allegedly wasn't on purpose, but it still happened several times. We were, nonetheless, not excused for not coming up with the correct answer. I'm glad my calc prof was a hardass like that. I got the impression that opinion was of the minority.
 
2012-06-29 03:40:37 AM  

SomethingToDo: [blog.ivman.com image 314x801]

/Hot


Wow, Michael's an idiot. The directions clearly say to mark "D".
 
2012-06-29 05:59:27 AM  
There were 30,000 pounds
img256.imageshack.us
of bananas
 
2012-06-29 07:07:21 AM  

Ashtrey: Anyone else think Aretha Franklin died?


Thank you. I came here to say this.
 
2012-06-29 07:10:35 AM  

bedspread: i hate it when the reporter doesn't research his history...the battle of Monte Casino was in early 1944...if this guy was fighting the war from 45-47 who was he fighting ?


Where the fark is Monte Casino?

www.band-of-brothers.nl
 
2012-06-29 07:34:46 AM  
i always remember OCD checking my scantron answers like 10 times each before submitting the test. if it wasn't for scantrons i may have never had the chance to try Paxil
 
2012-06-29 07:39:11 AM  
I used a carpenter's pencil when I took the SAT in High School. It made filling in the answers so much easier.
 
2012-06-29 07:42:46 AM  

Precision Boobery: At first I thought Aretha Franklin died. She's still alive, right?


I thought the guy who created LISP died.
 
2012-06-29 07:49:48 AM  

Mock26: I used a carpenter's pencil when I took the SAT in High School. It made filling in the answers so much easier.


i used a carpenter ant once

lancaster.unl.edu
 
2012-06-29 07:56:07 AM  
Gf asked why it took so long to announce his death. I said they had to fill out his death report... first, find a #2 pencil, then fill it out completely...
 
2012-06-29 08:11:20 AM  
Anyone else read that as "Scranton Inventor Michael ..."

wiki-images.enotes.com
 
2012-06-29 08:34:19 AM  
I used to work for Scantron, so I am getting a kick out of these comments.

No. Really. I did work for Scantron in Los Angeles. Found out just how stupid college professors can be at UCLA when I went on a service call out there. Yikes!


i1180.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-29 09:00:53 AM  

utharda: Came for a lisp thread,

/left disappointed.


Word...
 
2012-06-29 10:03:21 AM  
Is Sokolski:

(A) Breathing
(B) Moving purposefully
(C) Heart beating
(D) None of the above
 
2012-06-29 11:12:54 AM  
I'm a teacher, and I hate scantrons, and multiple-choice tests in general, 'cuz you're actually just giving them the answers, but anyway...

NotCSB: There's a teacher at my school who tells this story EVERY farkING TIME someone mentions bubble-tests of any kind. She claims she's OCD or artistic or something, and she always just 'had to' make a pattern or she couldn't be happy, so she regularly flunked bubble-tests.

She says it like it's supposed to be hilarious, yet I can't help but think, 'yeah, that's funny and cute UNTIL YOU'RE ABOUT 7! After that you're old enough to know better, and you should have the self-control to just farking take the test already.' Considering her age, she probably didn't see a scantron regularly until high-school.

So, I fear for the kids she gets to teach. She's clearly a bit off. And THAT is what's wrong with education in America.
 
2012-06-29 11:16:22 AM  

Ashtrey: Anyone else think Aretha Franklin died?


Yup. My heart sank, but when I saw the article, my heart went "oh...meh."
 
2012-06-29 11:37:22 AM  

Lor M. Ipsum: Ashtrey: Anyone else think Aretha Franklin died?

Yup. My heart sank, but when I saw the article, my heart went "oh...meh."


Aretha cannot die. She's the undisputed Queen of Soul. She's immortal.
 
2012-06-29 12:17:18 PM  
I thought for sure it was Vanna White.
 
2012-06-29 12:49:51 PM  
God bless Scantrons, without which I would not know that the first 8 letters of the alphabet are:

A B C D

F G H J



(Seriously, why do they leave out the E and I?)
 
2012-06-29 01:47:06 PM  
Services to be held Sunday evening, prayer cards must be completed using #2 pencils...
 
2012-06-29 02:29:00 PM  

destrip: God bless Scantrons, without which I would not know that the first 8 letters of the alphabet are:

A B C D

F G H J


(Seriously, why do they leave out the E and I?)


E =~ F
I =~ J
 
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