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  •  Well, I think the 8th Grade English will (13+ / 0-)

    Be well beyond most 8th graders. I don't think the questions were overly complex or sneaky, though the elephant science story was not what I would call well written either. It was stiff.

    I don't have the patience anymore to puzzle through badly written math questions. I notice they seem to presuppose  knowing some jargon which we did not use when I was that age.

    Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

    by dadadata on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 04:52:16 PM PDT

    •  See my comment below about 8th grade English (3+ / 0-)

      test.  You're right that the elephant selection was stiff and then the questions about it were strangely set up.  There was so much going on in that story and for so many questions there was going to be only one correct answer supposedly, even as several of the potential answers matched stuff that was going on in the selection.  

      That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

      by concernedamerican on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:43:36 PM PDT

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