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    the 10th grade MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) science test had this same question in the constructed response section: Name two types of electromagnetic energy. (Yes, I peeked)

    Year after year, students answered "kinetic and potential" and got it counted wrong even though they could name the regions of the electromagnetic spectrum in their sleep. That's what the test writer was looking for: radio waves and microwaves, or infrared and visible, etc.

    Kinetic and potential is equally valid and really a better answer, IMO.

    This is one of the biggest problems with testing.  The New York Regents, the MCAS may be good tests, but in too many states the test questions are written by morans.

    Light is seen through a small hole.

    by houyhnhnm on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 08:37:51 AM PDT

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