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ricky2



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PostPosted: Feb Sat 11, 2012 4:58 am    Post subject: Do you think that emphasis on grades leads to cheating? Reply with quote

Absolutely. By pounding away at the message that the numbers are all that matter, that's all that test-takers care about. That is why you find kids programming test answers in their calculators, writing scantron answers on bubble-gum paper, etc.

Students won't bother to actually learn something unless they are tested on the actual facts of the subject. Multiple choice tests teach students to look for "patterns in the answers", and focus on eliminating wrong answers, and getting a,b,c,d in the right sequence, like some kind of James Bond lock.

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