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[Xmca-l] Re: Asia tops global school rankings
I have been looking at the report on BBC.com at the moment. I am not quite
clear about what you imply, in your dense text. Are we to discount this new
league table because of the nature of PISA and TIMMS assessments?
I fully endorse you view of the "sat" nature of SAT. Does the same apply
to the GRE? Are they in the same stable?
On 13 May 2015 at 13:58, David Kellogg <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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 <email@example.com> 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.
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> >> Asia tops global school rankings
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Carol A Macdonald Ph D (Edin)
Academic, Researcher, and Editor
Honorary Research Fellow: Department of Linguistics, Unisa