Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $78,350
92%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 92%!! Less than $6.7k to go!! We can do this!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: exam

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Liz Phillips, Brooklyn principal: I have never seen a worse ELA exam. Other principals agree.

    04/08/2014 1:39:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com ^ | 4-3-2014 | Leonie Haimson
    Liz Phillips, Brooklyn principal: I have never seen a worse ELA exam. Other principals agree. See below comment from Liz Phillips, principal of PS 321 in Brooklyn, who was scathing about the 2012 exam as well, but says this one was as bad or worse. One would think with all the controversy and parents opting out, NYSED and Pearson would be careful to construct a better set of exams. But perhaps they are simply incapable of doing so. PS 321 PARENTS--Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have just completed three days of the New York State English Language Arts Exam....
  • 1912 eighth grade exam: Could you make it to high school in 1912?

    09/17/2013 1:21:02 AM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 2013 | Andrew Averill
    A 1912 eighth-grade exam was donated to a museum in Bullitt County, Ky. The Bullitt County Genealogical Society put a scanned copy of the 1912 eighth-grade exam on its website today. This exam was called the "Common Exam" in 1912 and was "apparently a big deal," according to the Society's description of the scanned document. Students in Bullitt County would come to the county courthouse once or twice a year to take the exam. For passing the exam, students could be given scholarships to attend high school ("which was also a big deal back then," the site says). The exam...
  • State school exam results drop after state raises required passing scores (Illinois)

    09/10/2013 5:53:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/10/13 | Diane Rado
    State exam scores plunged to record lows across most grades after the state raised the bar to pass the spring 2013 exams for 3rd through 8th graders, according to results released today. Overall, math scores took the biggest hit on the Illinois Standards Achievement Tests. The steepest drop was for 3rd graders taking the math test, state officials reported. Only 54.9 percent of them passed compared with 87.7 percent the year before. The percentage of students passing reading and math tests in each of the other grades fell to about 59 percent, compared to the mid to high 70s and...
  • Justice Department asks court to fix "disparate" civil service exams for minority applicants

    09/04/2013 4:52:54 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 83 replies
    SYRACUSE, NY - The U.S. Department of Justice wants to reopen a 33-year-old court case to ensure that minority applicants get a fair shot at jobs as Syracuse firefighters and police officers. Lawyers with the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division filed papers in federal court Friday challenging the state civil service tests that prospective firefighters and police officers must take. A review by the Justice Department of entry-level exams for those jobs in Syracuse showed the exams "continue to have a statistically significant, disparate impact on African-American test-takers," the Justice Department's lawyers wrote in court papers. The Justice Department asked...
  • 1912 eighth grade exam: Museum offers look at exam from 100 years ago

    08/13/2013 4:50:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | august 12, 2013 | shawn s. lealos
    A 1912 eighth grade exam surfaced recently at a museum in Kentucky, something that proved interesting when comparing education from 100 years ago and today. According to the CS Monitor on Aug. 12, the exam was donated to the museum and hit the Internet today. The eighth grade exam was called the “Common Exam” and was taken by students in the courthouse once or twice a year. If passed, the students could receive their scholarships to attend high school. There were 56 questions, a 40-word spelling quiz, and also a separate reading and writing test. The areas of study on...
  • 8th grade exam- 1895 [I'll bet there are PhDs today who couldn't pass this test]

    05/27/2013 10:30:46 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 94 replies
    Church & Son's Blog ^ | 7/22/12 | Randy Church
    8th grade exam- 1895Posted on July 22, 2012 by churchandson Thanks Rick;I had to share this one; This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, Kansas, USA . It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, and reprinted by the Salina Journal.8th Grade Final Exam: Salina, KS – 1895Grammar (Time, one hour) 1. Give nine rules for the use of capital letters. 2. Name the parts of speech and define those that have no modifications. 3. Define verse, stanza and paragraph 4. What are the principal parts of...
  • Democratic Party Entrance Exam

    05/29/2012 4:35:12 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-29-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Students hooked up to drips in China ahead of university entrance exams

    05/10/2012 8:19:56 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 5/10/12
    Chinese state broadcaster CCTV airs footage allegedly showing schoolchildren hooked up to intravenous drips to help them study ahead of the country's notoriously difficult university entrance exams.Students at Xioagang high school in Hubei province have reportedly been using the drips, filled with amino acids, in yet another example of how children are pushed to succeed at the highest level. Gao Pingqiang, a school official, told The China Daily that the drips had become popular with children as there were no adverse health effects.
  • Now It's Newt's Turn for an Anal Exam, But How Come It's Never Mitt Romney's?

    But it's a little deeper than that. Take a step back, understand why Republican voters are responding to Newt now, as opposed to a month ago, six weeks, two months ago. I mean Newt's been in the race since it began. Why now? Why now is Newt Gingrich at the top of the heap in Iowa and in some national polls as well? Why? We are three years into Barack Obama's war on prosperity and I think Americans are coming to grips with the upside, if not the necessity, of limited government. And now that people understand or are beginning...
  • So. Korean woman passes driver's exam on 950th try

    11/06/2009 9:22:55 PM PST · by Justaham · 13 replies · 670+ views
    SEOUL, South Korea – A woman in South Korea who tried to pass the written exam for a driver's license with near-daily attempts since April 2005 has finally succeeded on her 950th time. The aspiring driver spent more than 5 million won ($4,200) in application fees, but until now had failed to score the minimum 60 out of a possible 100 points needed to get behind the wheel for a driving test. Cha Sa-soon, 68, finally passed the written exam with a score of 60 on Wednesday, said Choi Young-chul, a police official at the drivers' license agency in Jeonju,...
  • Snopes.Com Caught in a Lie and Spins it Rather than Admits Error

    08/04/2009 6:57:59 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 26 replies · 3,222+ views
    Snopes.Com ^ | August 2009 | Commentary on Snopes
    On the morning drive Quinn & Rose radio show, I heard about the famous high school graduation exam from Salina, Kansas which Snopes had debunked as a hoax. I remember when they did this as I checked their site which categorically stated that such an exam did not exist. Well, it turned out that such an exam does exist and is preserved by a historical society in, of all places (drum roll, please) . . .
  • Just for fun: Obama's con law exam

    05/19/2009 7:10:23 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 42 replies · 1,908+ views
    ZDNet Government ^ | May 18, 2009 | Richard Koman
    University of Chicago. Con Law III. Autumn 1996. The exam is here. Explanations are here.
  • Hareidi Students Pass Nat'l Average by Far on Psychometric Exam (Israel)

    08/01/2008 8:57:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 65+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 8-1-08 | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) A class of 30 hareidi men scored overwhelmingly better than the national average on a recent psychometric exam - despite, or because of, their lack of general studies schooling. Facts Belie Editorial Haaretz newspaper editorialized angrily this week against the exemption of hareidi students "from acquiring knowledge such as English and math" - and just a few days later reported on the hareidi students' high scholastic achievements. The editorial was in response to a law passed the Knesset this week. The new law states that hareidi high schools - "yeshivot ktanot" - will continue to receive State funding, despite...
  • CORRECTED Equity vs. Opportunity

    02/20/2008 10:12:47 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 93+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 20, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Equity vs. Opportunity and the APby: Bethany Stotts, February 20, 2008 Despite ongoing criticisms about the racial achievement gap found in Advance Placement exam results, the College Board recently issued its 2008 Annual Report, asserting that steps toward minority academic proficiency are the responsibility of individual school districts rather than the AP test designers.... Research has demonstrated that an AP score of 5 corresponds to A level proficiency, whereas students earning 4 or 3 would likely have earned a B or C in college... However, if the AP exam outcomes are indicative of college preparedness, minorities—especially African-Americans—continue to face difficult...
  • Equity vs. Opportunity and the AP

    02/20/2008 9:58:40 AM PST · by bs9021 · 77+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 20, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Equity vs. Opportunity and the AP by: Bethany Stotts, February 20, 2008 Despite ongoing criticisms about the racial achievement gap found in Advance Placement exam results, the College Board recently issued its 2008 Annual Report, asserting that steps toward minority academic proficiency are the responsibility of individual school districts rather than the AP test designers.... Research has demonstrated that an AP score of 5 corresponds to A level proficiency, whereas students earning 4 or 3 would likely have earned a B or C in college... However, if the AP exam outcomes are indicative of college preparedness, minorities—especially African-Americans—continue to face...
  • New citizens will face much tougher exam; could you pass?

    12/03/2006 6:29:25 AM PST · by SandRat · 44 replies · 1,500+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Ernesto Portillo Jr.
    What does it mean that the U.S. Constitution is a constitution of limited powers? Name one responsibility that is only for United States citizens. Name one of the writers of the Federalist Papers. If you are an American citizen, you should know the answers. If you intend on becoming a naturalized citizen, you may want to bone up on U.S. history and civics. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office will enlist 5,000 citizenship applicant volunteers in 10 cities, including Tucson, next year to test-drive the questions. The proposed 144 questions will be whittled down for a new citizenship exam....
  • Fourth Grader Suspended After Refusing to Answer Exam Question [zero tolerance alert]

    11/07/2006 12:15:26 AM PST · by Antioch · 357 replies · 6,352+ views
    zerointelligence ^ | Nov. 3 | zerointelligence
    Nine year-old Tyler Stoken, a student in the Aberdeen Public School District, didn't know how to answer an essay question on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning test. As punishment for leaving the question blank his principal suspended him for five days. Tyler paraphrases the question saying, "You look out one day at school and see your principal flying by a window. In several paragraphs write what happens next." He's asked, "So why didn't you answer that question?" He says, "I couldn't think of what to write the essay without making fun of the principal." He refused to answer the...
  • Greensboro Leaders To Take Polygraph Exam (Someone leaked confidential police department report)

    05/02/2006 3:27:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 689+ views
    WXII12 ^ | 5/02/06
    Greensboro Leaders To Take Polygraph ExamLeaked Report Is Subject Of Investigation UPDATED: 5:15 pm EDT May 2, 2006 GREENSBORO, N.C. -- City leaders are looking for the truth through the use of a polygraph exam. Some members of the City Council are taking the exam to prove they didn't release to the media a confidential report about the police department. Council members voted 8-1 to submit to the exam. Dianne Bellamy Small gave the dissenting vote and has said in the past that she's not responsible for the leak. Another member of the council, Yvonne Johnson, said she didn't like...
  • Rampant cheating on new test (Norway)

    04/06/2006 8:17:57 AM PDT · by Kurt_Hectic · 4 replies · 367+ views
    www.aftenposten.no ^ | First published: 06 Apr 2006, 11:39 | Aftenposten English Web Desk
    An attempt to hold a paperless mock exam posed too many temptations for a class at Bingsfoss Middle School. Over half of the tenth graders at Bingsfoss decided to cheat on the day-long test, newspaper Romerikes Blad reports. The school in Sørumsand in Akershus County was one of 20 in Norway chosen to take an electronic version of the test. The rules were strict and spelled out clearly in advance - the only program that could be used was Microsoft Word, anything else would constitute cheating. Nevertheless, the majority of students immediately set up a contact network using an Internet...
  • Saw Palmetto Flunks Prostrate Exam

    02/24/2006 5:18:19 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 1,800+ views
    Science News Online ^ | 2-24-2006 | Nathan Seppa
    Saw palmetto flunks prostate exam Nathan Seppa An herbal supplement used by 2.5 million men in the United States has failed to outperform a dummy capsule when taken for urinary problems. Some men treat themselves for enlarged prostate glands by taking saw palmetto extract, which is derived from the berries of the North American scrub palm (Serenoa repens). The condition, called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), squeezes the urethra, making urination difficult and frequent. Symptoms include a need to get up at night to urinate. Several earlier studies showed that although saw palmetto didn't shrink the prostate, it eased urinary symptoms...
  • Only in California - New Driver's Exam - (very funny!)

    04/29/2005 9:36:21 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 22 replies · 852+ views
    Email | APRIL 29, 2005 | Unknown
    For those of you who are not "fortunate" enough to live in California, here is a copy of the California Driver's Exam, and for those of you who do, study real hard. This is a new Exam. Since driving conditions (and culture) are unique in California, you may not have realized that the California Department of Motor Vehicles has now issued a special Application and driver's test solely for the California area. 2005 CALIFORNIA DRIVER'S LICENSE APPLICATION Name: ___________________ Stage Name:__________________ Agent: ___________________ Attorney:____________________ Therapist's Name: _________________ Sex: [ ] Male [ ] Female* [ ] Formerly Male [ ]...
  • Pray for our Pappa, our Mummy, Me, Hepzy and Lesly

    01/09/2005 11:55:28 AM PST · by Paul Ciniraj · 24 replies · 347+ views
    Baseelia Foundation (for Charities, Child Care and Relief Fund) ^ | 9 January, 2005 | Besly Ciniraj (S/o Pastor Paul Ciniraj)
    Our dearest uncle/auntie Praise the Lord I not know I allow post message this forum. I am not Pastor Paul Ciniraj. I am his son Besly Ciniraj. Also I am only 16 years age. Not 18. My English also poor. I am Indian. If I unfit, remove this. I ask prayers. Our Pappa now not in home. He went tsunami hit areas. Our two pastor's family died. Our christian believers died. Lot of children now orphans. Yesterday our pappa went because somebody sent some money. With that money our pappa went refugee camp helping them. Two days he will stay...
  • Medicare Will Foot the Bill for an Initial Exam at 65

    07/27/2004 8:31:10 PM PDT · by take · 56 replies · 892+ views
    Medicare Will Foot the Bill for an Initial Exam at 65 ASHINGTON, July 27 - The Bush administration announced plans on Tuesday to pay for initial comprehensive physical examinations for new Medicare beneficiaries, starting next year, and it said Medicare would also cover screening tests for cholesterol and diabetes for people already in the program. As a result of incremental changes in the last few years, Medicare now covers a wide variety of preventive services. The latest changes, authorized by the new Medicare law, take effect on Jan. 1, a year before outpatient drug benefits will become available. The "welcome...
  • Hoping to pass - at 35th attempt

    04/19/2004 1:30:17 AM PDT · by AnIndianFromIndia · 16 replies · 107+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 15 April, 2004, 14:35 GMT 15:35 UK | BBC
    A 68-year-old man is preparing to take his secondary school exam in India - for the 35th time. Shyoram Yadav, from the village of Tasing in Rajasthan, has been trying to pass the exam since 1969. Mr Yadav's efforts are supported by all in his village He has vowed to remain unmarried until he does. "Education is everything in life," Mr Yadav told BBC World Service's Outlook programme. "Education rules the world: education is supreme even among your own brothers, your own society, your government, and abroad." Tripped up So far, Mr Yadav has failed a different subject each year....
  • Most California students fail physical fitness exam

    11/07/2003 8:44:03 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 42 replies · 504+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 11/6/03
    <p>Only one-quarter of students tested in a fitness exam met the state's standards, Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell announced Thursday.</p> <p>Students in grades five, seven and nine were tested using the "Fitnessgram," an assessment formula that measures students' aerobic capacity, body composition, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility.</p>
  • Homeland Security Self-Examination

    09/25/2003 3:08:09 PM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 8 replies · 158+ views
    Homeland Security is the job of all patriotic Americans. Although the FBI, CIA and hundreds of other government agencies are spending millions of man-hours and billions of tax dollars trying their best to root out terrorism, Americans are still in danger. It is impossible for the Homeland Security Department to interrogate every single person in this country (and torture an occasional squealer) to sort out the good citizens from the evildoers. That's why we've created the following Homeland Security Self-Examination. There's no longer any need for invasive and expensive government agency procedures to determine whether or not you're a terrorist....
  • Students admit cheating on exam with cell phone(Those wacky kids)

    01/31/2003 2:21:17 PM PST · by babaloo999 · 14 replies · 1,568+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan 31, 2003 | some reporter
    ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Six University of Maryland students have admitted cheating on an accounting exam by using their cell phones to receive text messages with the answers, the school said Thursday. Another six students were implicated in the case. The scheme worked this way: Test-takers brought their cell phones into the exam with them. They used the phones to contact friends outside the classroom
  • Oral Exam from 'down-under'

    01/29/2003 5:20:08 PM PST · by steplock · 8 replies · 367+ views
    Ian C. Purdie [ianpurdie@integritynet.com.au] | Ian C. Purdie
    ARE YOU 2% or 98%? This is strange... can you figure it out? Are you the 2% or 98% of the population? Follow the instructions! NO PEEKING AHEAD! * Do the following exercise, guaranteed to raise your eyebrow. * There's no trick or surprise. * Just follow these instructions, and answer the questions one at a time and as quickly as you can! * Again, as quickly as you can but don't advance until you've done each of them * Now, scroll down (but not too fast, you might miss something). - START - Think of a number from 1...
  • Final Exam

    12/10/2002 8:21:00 AM PST · by Xenalyte · 15 replies · 183+ views
    Internet, eh? ^ | pre-Internet | pre-Internet
    History Describe the history of the papacy from its origins to the present day, concentrating especially (but not exclusively) on its social, political, economic, religious, and philosophical impact on Europe, Asia, America, and Africa. Be brief, concise, and specific. Medicine You have been provided with a razor blade, a piece of gauze, and a bottle of Scotch. Remove your appendix. Do not suture until your work has been inspected. You have 15 minutes. Public Speaking 2,500 aborigines are storming the classroom. Calm them. You may use any ancient language except Latin or Greek. Biology Create life. Estimate the differences in...
  • California High Schoolers Flunk First Exit Exam

    10/01/2002 6:20:12 AM PDT · by sfwarrior · 29 replies · 402+ views
    www.chronwatch.com ^ | 09/24/02 | Adam Sparks
    The results of the first California statewide test, a new requirement for high school students to pass in order to graduate, have been announced. The students received an "F". The test measures how much California high school students are learning and the report is not a wake up call. Only 48% of graduating seniors passed. This is a major joke and it should also be a major embarrassment to our education governor, Gray Davis, who campaigned as an education reformer. Failure of the test is supposed to prevent student from graduating. But this is California, so it won't. In a...
  • NEW LA Drivers Exam

    04/09/2002 12:30:58 PM PDT · by let freedom sing · 34 replies · 1,017+ views
    email | 040902 | unknown
    NEW LA Drivers Exam For those of you who are not "fortunate" enough to live in California, here is a copy of the California Driver's Exam, and for those of you who do, study real hard. This is a new exam. Since driving conditions (and culture) are unique in Los Angeles, you may not have realized that the California Department of Motor Vehicles has now issued a special application and driver's test solely for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA DRIVER'S LICENSE APPLICATION: Name:___________________ Stage name________________ Agent:___________________ Attorney:_____________________ Therapist name:_________________ Sex: ___male ___female ___formerly male ___formerly female...