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[Xmca-l] Re: Asia tops global school rankings

I am rooting--quite unironically--for the cheaters; since the psychology
profession, with a few noble exceptions (such as Bernard Spolsky and
Stephen J. Gould), has been largely derelict in its duty to expose the
psychometric frauds, I think the only hope of putting them out of business
permanently lies in the highly ingenious work of Korean and Chinese
test-takers, and I wish them all the best.

The so-called SAT, whose predecessor was designed to keep Jews out of
academia, now serves much the same purpose with respect to Asians (with, I
am pleased to say, about the same degree of success). According to Bernard
Spolsky, the extremely unstable statistical relationship of the "SAT' to
either "aptitude" (that is, its ability to predict real academic success)
or "achievement" (that is, its correlation with high school grades) is so
tenuous that the company no longer claims that "A" actually stands for
anything ("sat" just means you had to sit down and take a test).

The true "cheating" scandal is the ability of ETS and other agents of the
testing industry to sell wares which purport to predict academic success
and in fact merely manufacture it for sale.

David Kellogg

On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 8:10 PM, rjsp2 <r.j.s.parsons@open.ac.uk> wrote:

> It's all right, Peter. Cheating is a necessary life skill; this result
> is measuring the fact that the Asians are better at it than we are,
> hence are bound to succeed in life.
> Now where was that irony emoticon...
> Rob
> On 13/05/2015 11:40, Peter Smagorinsky wrote:
>> And yet, here it says that cheating is rampant.
>> http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/05/12/new-allegations-of-an-sat-security-breach-this-time-on-a-u-s-test/
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>> xmca-l-bounces+smago=uga.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Dr. Paul C.
>> Mocombe
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:36 AM
>> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
>> Subject: [Xmca-l] Asia tops global school rankings
>> Asia tops global school rankings
>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32608772
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