Snoopy: Is life a multiple choice test? No.

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Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, ‘Is life a multiple choice test or is it a true or false test?’ …Then a voice comes to me out of the dark and says, ‘We hate to tell you this but life is a thousand word essay.’ ”
― Charles M. Schulz 

The same is true of all brands of useless, intense pressure, state mandated high stakes bubble tests. Even those sections that have a token written section are of little or no value for students or teachers.

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2 Responses to Snoopy: Is life a multiple choice test? No.

  1. 2old2tch says:

    This is going to be one of those “when I was a girl” speeches. For the most part, we did not have multiple choice tests. Our tests were short answer and/or essay for those subjects that required that kind of explanation (which was most of them). When it came to math and some parts of science, we solved problems and showed our work. We didn’t get to pick an answer; we had to provide it. Tests that only require you to choose the correct answer from several choices usually require much less effort. At their worst, all you have to do is recognize the correct answer. That’s fine when all you want the students to have is a familiarity with the material. If you need them to internalize the information, to be able to use that knowledge, however, bubbling is likely not the path to demonstrating it. Life doesn’t always let you google the answer.

    • peachymeyer says:

      “Even those sections that have a token written section are of little or no value for students or teachers.” …because they tend to be “evaluated” by an under-paid and under-qualified part-time worker, or a machine, using a “rubric” or program which is often not much more than a word-frequency and -length counter. There are lots of examples of gibberish getting perfect scores with the purely quantitative (i.e. no qualitative) criteria.

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