And the answer for 2012 is?
“What causes the difference in climate between Eastern and Western Washington? “
WHAT???? you mean geography plays a role in climet???? Heaven forfend
That’s racist and possibly sexist!
Many 8th graders now couldn’t even interpret the questions, much less answer them.
What’s a Puritns?
I have a 1979 WA history text book (for public screwel children). Among the over-emphasized minorities are Jews. How things have changed.
People seem to think education and intelligence are synonymous. An eight grade student back then is about equivalent to a first year college student today . Maybe. Could be even higher too. Look at what passes for a college grad today. They might just be able to parse a verb or even balance their checkbook although I doubt it.
Wow. I think I could pass it but not easily (especially if there was a short time limit).
Most Americans were not expected to progress beyond eighth grade and they often graduated from eight grade at an older age than the age of 13 common today.
The notion of high school as being a standard level of education for all adults dates to the 1930s-1940s.
It’s clear that the WA schools were much more demanding in 1910, but how was the self esteem of the students? It was clearly possible that this test could pose a substantial threat to the self esteem of any student who wasn’t applying himself in school.
Prior to about 1910, 8th grade was often the highest grade attended by boys of working class families. In my family, in rural PA, the girls went on to finish high school and normal school. the boys went to work.
Orthography #7 need to add (for the benefit of MANY Freepers) lose, loose ;^)
I got 100% on the spelling part!
In 2010, Barack Obama called for fixing the public education system by giving us the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and Race to the Top, which he said would fix the education system already fixed by the 2001 GW Bush and Ted Kennedy legislation called No Child Left Behind, which was supposed to fix a system supposedly already fixed by a 1994 piece of federal legislation called Goals 2000, which was supposed to fix a system already fixed by America 2000, which was a 1991 response during the Bush administration to a 1983 federal report on education called A Nation at Risk, which was published a full four years after Jimmy Carter first fixed the nations public school system by establishing a cabinet-level Department of Education in 1979.
Haven’t all these been thoroughly debunked already? Pretty sure.
Sure, they know the important stuff - but can they log into FaceBook?
I still had to know much of the same body of knowledge in 1951.
And I did. I passed a similar battery of tests for eighth grade promotion with not merely passing scores, or good scores, but with an “A+” in each category - one of four students in the entire county to achieve that level.
Got branded as the “smart kid” all through high school.
Not an easy crown to wear.
“Cutie pi”? Cripes.
I would be interested in seeing, how many journalists today, could pass that Grammar Test.
I doubt that many college educated today could answer all those questions........................