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Old 02-05-2019, 02:46 PM
 
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Someone cherry picked the most difficult questions on the test. Someone go cherry pick the easiest ones for us and you will get a laugh. My point is that an average student should be able to easily answer enough questions to pass the test. Anyway, they teach math at a more accelerated level now than when I was in school and I could have answered these questions in the 8th grade.
They sure do!

Heck kids are practically expected to be able to read before they start school. But itís something the parents push. The reading thing.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:42 PM
 
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Calculation speed is must without calculator. then we can solve these type of questions.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:45 PM
 
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Students have to do manual calculation instead of using calculator.
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:04 PM
 
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It's harder than I thought it would be, but my own 8th grader would have no problem with it.
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Old 02-15-2019, 11:39 AM
 
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Eh, I won't lie, I wouldn't have been able to do all those in 8th grade. Simply because I hadn't learned some of that stuff yet!


My school was also very behind in all the math and sciences, so I have no idea what the average 8th grader knows. I graduated almost 10 years ago, so I'm sure it's changed too.
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Old 03-06-2019, 06:54 AM
 
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Well, I feel a little vindicated here. There's a measure before the legislature to abandon STAAR testing, because the test measures abilities 2-3 years above the grade level tested.

And before people say well, I looked at the 8th grade STAAR and didn't have any trouble with it, I should hope not. I'm guessing most of us here graduated high school.

But the math test is too hard for 8th graders.

https://www.kvue.com/article/news/ed...d-7fcce3512252
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:17 PM
 
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Not math but I had a constitutional law professor, undergrad class, whose gag was A-H or sometimes A-I multiple choice questions with directions per section like, "choose the best three" or "choose the best and worst two" and on every test any question might have "all correct" or "all wrong" answers.
Yikes!

That's worse than my intro econ professor with all multiple choice questions, each of which had 4 answers from which to select (a-d). He graded correct: 1 point, not answered: -1/2 point, answered incorrectly: -1 1/3 points. 100 possible points in the class - 90 for an A, 80 for a B, etc. 450 souls in the class, of which I think 4 of us earned an "A."
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:20 PM
 
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I wouldn't have done well on the STAAR test - I never learned addition/subtraction/multiplication/division, even though I received top grades in elementary school. I still remember:
If Johnny has 3 bananas, and Suzie has 2 apples, how does Johnnie feel about the War in Vietnam?
I instinctively knew the correct answer.
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Old 03-07-2019, 07:55 AM
 
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Yikes!

That's worse than my intro econ professor with all multiple choice questions, each of which had 4 answers from which to select (a-d). He graded correct: 1 point, not answered: -1/2 point, answered incorrectly: -1 1/3 points. 100 possible points in the class - 90 for an A, 80 for a B, etc. 450 souls in the class, of which I think 4 of us earned an "A."
Yikes back at you that sounds quite brutal.
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:00 AM
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I saw the questions and are on par with Grade 8 questions in Virginia. I would say a year behind compared to my birth country. But that is in Asia.
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