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(The Atlantic Wire)   SAT reading scores are the lowest they've been in 40 years. Thanks, television   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 16
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2012-09-25 02:41:43 PM
3 votes:
Twitter is to Spelling
as Nazis are to:

a. The Reichstag
b. Jews
c. Poland
d. All of the above

© Educational Testing Service
2012-09-25 05:05:44 PM
2 votes:

smitty04: [www.w3f.com image 462x350]


Oh look, something that's not actually germane to reality.
2012-09-25 04:47:14 PM
2 votes:
Don't blame television. Kids hardly watch it these days. They spend most of their time on their cell phones texting....so spelling will be taking a big hit too. k thx bai.
2012-09-25 01:53:41 PM
2 votes:
You can't blame television when a significant portion of the population things ignorance is something to be lauded and that education is inherently evil.
2012-09-25 01:11:36 PM
2 votes:
From the article it sounds like more poor kids who have received a lower quality education are taking the test, so it's really not surprising the average score is down. This is a graphic from a study that came out last year.

"The chart below plots poverty concentration against percentage of students meeting the SAT college readiness criterion. Each dot represents a single high school. The size of the dot represents the number of students who tested at that school and the color of the dot represents the ethnic/racial makeup of the school.

The chart clearly shows an inverse correlation between SAT scores and poverty. As the poverty rate goes up, as defined by qualification for reduced prices lunches, SAT and ACT scores go down. In Texas, and in most other places, race and ethnicity correlate with lower incomes and lower test scores. Not surprisingly, schools made up of primarily rich students do better on these tests."


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2012-09-25 05:26:06 PM
1 votes:

apotheosis27: Kimothy: Maybe if the SAT and ACT actually tested what they claim to test, this wouldn't matter.

They claim they test "college readiness" but white males outscore every other group, but white females graduate from college at the highest rate. If this test really tested "college readiness" women would outscore men.

All tests have built in biases - this one definitely favors mid to upper middle class white people.

So you think there should be an ebonics section or something?

I think that's a pussy excuse. The SAT & ACT were not that difficult.


What white males see.............

elementaryalgebra.pages3d.net

What females see..........

ej.iop.org

What non-Asian minorities see.......

24.media.tumblr.com

What Asian minorities see........

www.billybear4kids.com 

At least, that's what some would have us believe.
2012-09-25 05:11:30 PM
1 votes:

smitty04: [www.w3f.com image 462x350]


Except that's totally wrong, and the real problem is...

super_grass: On another note, why are people blaming NCLB? If anything, it encourages schools to teach kids how to take a test.


touché
2012-09-25 05:02:22 PM
1 votes:
So I guess the SAT and ACT are biased towards Asian-Americans since they consistently achieve higher scores than any other demographic. Someday science will be able to use a probe to clock your brain speed through your retinas. When that happens you will finally realize the truth even though most of you will still even deny it.
2012-09-25 05:01:50 PM
1 votes:
You mean, "Thanks evangelicals and the discovery institute for infiltrating government positions and slowly dismantling the education system and trying to force science classes in the public school system to teach a theological farce as it it were reality under the premise that early indoctrination would help flagging church attendance and revenue."
2012-09-25 04:55:49 PM
1 votes:
SAT reading scores are the lowest they've been in 40 years. Thanks, television

SAT reading scores are the lowest they've been in 40 years. Thanks, Unions 

FTFY
2012-09-25 04:54:24 PM
1 votes:
www.w3f.com
2012-09-25 04:52:58 PM
1 votes:
When is the SAT going to get with the times and add a Video Gaming section to these tests?
2012-09-25 04:51:54 PM
1 votes:

Kimothy: Maybe if the SAT and ACT actually tested what they claim to test, this wouldn't matter.

They claim they test "college readiness" but white males outscore every other group, but white females graduate from college at the highest rate. If this test really tested "college readiness" women would outscore men.

All tests have built in biases - this one definitely favors mid to upper middle class white people.


that's just bullshiat. granted it's been a decade since I took the SAT, but from what I remember, it's just straight up math, or knowing the specific definition of words. If you want to say white people are biased to just know more stuff, that's fine, but that's racist. If you want to say, it favors mid to upper middle class PEOPLE in general because they can afford tutors, that's fine too, and probably closer to the reality.
2012-09-25 04:47:26 PM
1 votes:

Kimothy: Maybe if the SAT and ACT actually tested what they claim to test, this wouldn't matter.

They claim they test "college readiness" but white males outscore every other group, but white females graduate from college at the highest rate. If this test really tested "college readiness" women would outscore men.

All tests have built in biases - this one definitely favors mid to upper middle class white people.


Prepare for an onslaught of white guys who couldn't get into the Advanced Mediocrity program and NE State University because of the bias against white guys.
2012-09-25 03:29:10 PM
1 votes:
Maybe if the SAT and ACT actually tested what they claim to test, this wouldn't matter.

They claim they test "college readiness" but white males outscore every other group, but white females graduate from college at the highest rate. If this test really tested "college readiness" women would outscore men.

All tests have built in biases - this one definitely favors mid to upper middle class white people.
2012-09-25 01:56:13 PM
1 votes:

Aarontology: You can't blame television when a significant portion of the population things ignorance is something to be lauded and that education is inherently evil.


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