A meditation on standardized testing based on participant observation. Warning: f-bombs.
As for me, I really liked standardized tests. I even took the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery in high school even though I had zero interest in the military and, of course, no idea that I would be writing papers using the national longitudinal survey of youth 15 or 20 years later. Of course, the alternative was sitting in class, and I did not go to a very inspiring high school in grades 10 and 11.
Who was my favorite student this term?
11 months ago