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Everything Important In Life Depends On Your Ability To Answer This Kindergarten Question
Business Insider ^ | 10/01/2010 | Joe Weisenthal

Posted on 10/01/2010 8:13:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Harvard Professor Raj Chetty and a group of other researchers have performed a much-discussed study (via Gene Expression) that looks at what factors really affect things like income, your likelihood to own a home, and odds of getting married.

The most startling thing they found?

Your score on a very basic kindergarten test is a HUGE predictor. Other educational factors like class size and the quality of your teachers aren't nearly as important.

Given the renewed interest in educational policy in America right now, it's fascinating.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


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SAMPLE QUESTION :



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1 posted on 10/01/2010 8:13:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Since schools are starting to teach whole-word memorization instead of phonics, many kindergardeners will fail this test.


2 posted on 10/01/2010 8:16:32 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cool question.

It tests visual, auditory, speech, reading and comprehension all at once.

“duk” —> “kup”

I like it a lot ;-)


3 posted on 10/01/2010 8:16:53 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Blueflag
But the way I read the question, it tells you to listen for the ENDING sound of cup and the STARTING sound for either "pencil", "duck", or "ship".

Wouldn't the correct answer by "pencil"?

4 posted on 10/01/2010 8:19:31 AM PDT by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: Blueflag

Also um, Pencil and cuP.

if you actually listen and read correctly ;-)


5 posted on 10/01/2010 8:20:07 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Blueflag

If you said ‘duck’, you were wrong.


6 posted on 10/01/2010 8:20:23 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: SeekAndFind

When I was a kid our 2nd grade teacher began one ‘test’, first by announcing there were 100 things to do on it. The first item on the test read: “Read all questions before beginning this test.”

The next item read: “Stand up and pat your head...”
The next: “Rub you tummy...”

The test did not give enough time to complete all remaining items - but they were pretty much “Hop in place 25 times..” and so on.

The last item read: “If you followed the first item and read through all questions FIRST - congratulations! Put your head down and rest for ten minutes.


7 posted on 10/01/2010 8:20:43 AM PDT by februus
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To: Blueflag
You failed. cuP --> Pencil.

"Are you smarter than a kindergartener?"

8 posted on 10/01/2010 8:20:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: BlueLancer

yeah yeah ... the rush to post got me.

LOL

After I hit POST I went “wait a minute ...”


9 posted on 10/01/2010 8:21:22 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: SeekAndFind

This actually troubles me, because the implication is that they can use this to determine your future career path, like they did in the former Soviet Union, based on tests taken at a early age. Whether you were going to wind up as a factory worker or go on to University was pretty much determined by the time a kid was in the 5th or 6th grade.


10 posted on 10/01/2010 8:22:24 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


11 posted on 10/01/2010 8:23:07 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: SeekAndFind

Kindergarten was the best 3 years of my life!


12 posted on 10/01/2010 8:23:13 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


13 posted on 10/01/2010 8:24:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: dfwgator

yeah yeah. see my post just above.

I had to fight dyslexsia before it was cool to be diagnosed.

ti sessem htiw ruoy dnim.

I actually caught the error right after I pressed “POST”

A mind is a terrible thing.


14 posted on 10/01/2010 8:24:11 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


15 posted on 10/01/2010 8:24:39 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: Lazamataz

I deserve all the abuse I get.

;-)


16 posted on 10/01/2010 8:24:55 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


17 posted on 10/01/2010 8:25:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: Lazamataz

How rude!

but funny ...

But you’d hit it anyway.


18 posted on 10/01/2010 8:25:50 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


19 posted on 10/01/2010 8:25:57 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


20 posted on 10/01/2010 8:26:36 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: Blueflag

I think the correct answer is “Pencil”. Cup ENDS with a “puh” which is the same sound pencil starts with.


21 posted on 10/01/2010 8:26:54 AM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


22 posted on 10/01/2010 8:27:08 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: Lazamataz

After I took it twice I was ...


23 posted on 10/01/2010 8:27:13 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: dfwgator

Actually, the correct answer is ‘PINTA’. (object far right) One of the three ships that Columbus used to discover America.

Every kindergartner knows this.


24 posted on 10/01/2010 8:27:17 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


25 posted on 10/01/2010 8:27:37 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


26 posted on 10/01/2010 8:28:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


27 posted on 10/01/2010 8:28:49 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: Blueflag

Now if you were an illegal immigrant, technically the duck is the correct answer since the word ‘Duck’ in Spanish is ‘Pato.’


28 posted on 10/01/2010 8:29:23 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does this test assume kindergarteners can read the word? I can’t remember to what degree I was literate when I was in Miss Clayton’s kindergarten class. However, I do remember her beautiful assistant, Miss Ables...oh, and my first love, Carla Stanger.


29 posted on 10/01/2010 8:29:28 AM PDT by KingLudd
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


30 posted on 10/01/2010 8:29:57 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: Lazamataz

Bored at work today Laz?

;-)

No change orders need your attention? ;-p


31 posted on 10/01/2010 8:30:27 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


32 posted on 10/01/2010 8:30:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: UCANSEE2

I like the way you think outside of the box, but how do you know it wasn’t the Nina or the Santa Maria?


33 posted on 10/01/2010 8:31:07 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


34 posted on 10/01/2010 8:31:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: februus
I had the same test. I was the only one who followed the instructions. I sat there at my desk watching my classmates filling out two pages of non productive busy work.

Kind of like Congress.

35 posted on 10/01/2010 8:32:43 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (My Rights are God given, not Obama approved...)
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


36 posted on 10/01/2010 8:33:05 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: dfwgator

I just posted the wrong answer cuz I knew Laz was bored today ;-)

Like I said, I’ll get all the abuse I earned on this one.


37 posted on 10/01/2010 8:33:27 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


38 posted on 10/01/2010 8:33:33 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: dfwgator
Whether you were going to wind up as a factory worker or go on to University was pretty much determined by the time a kid was in the 5th or 6th grade.

Wrong....It was determined by who you knew and how far up into the politburo you could reach!!!

39 posted on 10/01/2010 8:33:56 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


40 posted on 10/01/2010 8:34:13 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll ask my 4.5 year old this tonight and see if he passes.


41 posted on 10/01/2010 8:34:25 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: ontap

That too.


42 posted on 10/01/2010 8:34:32 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: februus

I took the same test in grade school but I can’t remember when.


43 posted on 10/01/2010 8:35:05 AM PDT by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: Lazamataz; Admin Moderator

Hey admins — can you temporarily ban Laz? He’s starting to leave a mark!

LOL


44 posted on 10/01/2010 8:35:26 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


45 posted on 10/01/2010 8:35:32 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: Lazamataz
LOL! You must be bored today.

5.56mm

46 posted on 10/01/2010 8:35:51 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Blueflag
“duk” —> “kup”


48 posted on 10/01/2010 8:37:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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u r lame


50 posted on 10/01/2010 8:40:22 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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