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  •  The problem is that from the standpoint of (1+ / 0-)
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    a multiple choice test, the student who puts the CRA in 1965 is just as wrong as the one who puts it in 1944. Knowing that the CRA was passed "in the mid-1960s" is enough context to understand its meaning and importance (obviously if the student were writing a paper about the CRA, they should be expected to get the year right, but that's a matter of doing thorough research).

    Writing in all lower-case letters should be a capital offense

    by ebohlman on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 07:13:10 PM PDT

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    •  But only a really bad multiple choice test (0+ / 0-)

      would make you choose between 1964 and 1965. You don't see that very often.

      We decided to move the center farther to the right by starting the whole debate from a far-right position to begin with. - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

      by denise b on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 11:13:27 PM PDT

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    •  Agreed (0+ / 0-)

      But that's not an argument against dates being important....that's an argument against poor test design using bad granularity...

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