Questionable testing or The elephant in the NCEA room

Questionable testing

Totally without elegance
Lacking Level One relevance
Questions at wrong levels
Test students bedevils
Relevant as pink elephants

Alan Grace
12 December 2017

Exam stress is bad enough without inappropriate questions.
This year the New Zealand NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement ) Level 1 Maths exam (usually sat in Year 11) was claimed to be too tough.

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(you may like to try a couple of questions).




Daily prompt: Elegance

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