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  •  We need to view educational testing like we do (1+ / 0-)
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    Balachan

    medical testing.  You don't pass or fail, but the test shows what is wrong (if anything) with the person tested.  It diagnoses what needs fixing.

    And the only tests worth a crap are essays.  No multiple choice or true/false.  Make the little fucker write (or speak) the answer in full sentences.

    And when a student fails, it is rarely the teacher who didn't do the homework.

    •  Medical Testing (1+ / 0-)
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      edtastic

      Is often pass / fail analysis.  There are exceptions but for particular types of diesease pass / fail is the standard.

      My I find the strength to do the things I already know need to be done.

      by Edge PA on Fri Oct 08, 2010 at 12:11:38 PM PDT

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      •  For some tests such as a CBC, (0+ / 0-)

        a number of items are tested and the corresponding results and the expected ranges of the results are given to the doctor.

        A list of possibilities may also be provided.

        For things like a chest x-ray, a radiologist examines it and writes a brief report.

        In the case of my aunt, a CAT scan detected a possible problem. Another CAT scan was ordered up and found the really big problem she had.

        •  From a Drug Testing Prospective (0+ / 0-)

          (Not from a medical diagnosis prospective, drug testing has nothing to do with medicine ...)

          All of those results are analysed as either normal or abnormal.  As the drug providing a clinically significant result or not.

          Again, from a clinical trials prospective, the verbatium terms are used for classification, but are not meaningfully analised.

          FYI - I have over 15 years of experience as a statistician on clinical trails.  Finally got fed up with the way drugs are developed.  I switched industries and now do statistics for banks.  Clients with a higher ethical standards.  Really, banks don't pretend to be able to solve all your medical problems.  They tell you they are all about maximizing reveune.

          My I find the strength to do the things I already know need to be done.

          by Edge PA on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 08:58:47 AM PDT

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    •  In Russia (0+ / 0-)

      the teachers expect the students to write out the answers on tests.

      No multiple choice or true/false.

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