Sunday, 8 January 2017

Poet: I can’t answer questions on Texas standardized tests about my own poems

quote [ Badly worded or poorly conceived questions on standardized tests are not uncommon. But here’s something new: The author of source material on two Texas standardized tests says she can’t actually answer the questions about her own work because they are so poorly conceived. She also says she can’t understand why at least one of her poems — which she calls her “most neurotic” — was included on a standardized test for students. ]
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lilmookieesquire said[1] @ 8:23pm GMT on 8th Jan [Score:4 Underrated]
Taleweaver said @ 8:35am GMT on 9th Jan
Pandafaust said @ 5:03pm GMT on 9th Jan
Im comfortable with the concept. Im not comfortable with it being multiple choice. Multiple choice implying there is one correct answer. That is, the author would analyse their own prose in an identical way to anyone of the same level of intellect and skill.
steele said @ 1:29pm GMT on 9th Jan
sanepride said @ 5:44pm GMT on 8th Jan
What I find incomprehensible is why this woman's (or anyone's) poems are included in standardized tests at all.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a curriculum that embraces the arts and humanities, but shouldn't standardized testing just stick to basic, objective measures of proficiency?
lilmookieesquire said @ 8:24pm GMT on 8th Jan
Welcome to the wonderful world of number washing aka "statistics is math!"
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 10:47pm GMT on 8th Jan
Historical poems I can see being included. That is, "Who wrote 'The Road Not Taken" and in what year was it written?" Like other art history questions.
SnappyNipples said @ 9:37pm GMT on 8th Jan
I've always hated poetry.
ComposerNate said @ 9:18am GMT on 9th Jan
And it was the hatred within yourself
which tested the standards
of poetry
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 2:36pm GMT on 9th Jan [Score:3]
There once was a user called 'Nate
Who posted about poems and hate.
The format was smug
Causing most to just shrug
And find an excuse to go masturbate.

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