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Re: [xmca] dystypia

Do you mis-write, do you have the same problem handwriting?

On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 7:13 AM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:
> I know we've discussed dystypia before, but it kinda intrigues me that I've
> developed a propensity to mistype words which *sound like* what I meant to
> type, like the other day I typed "saw" instead of "so" when there was no
> meaning connection at all, just a sounds like.
> So does this mean I am mishearing my inner voice? Should I talk to myself
> louder or do I have a problem with my inner ear?
> :)
> Andy
> David Preiss wrote:
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>> From: Theo Dawson <theo@devtestservice.com>
>>> Date: April 8, 2009 9:00:36 AM GMT-04:00
>>> To: davidpreiss@uc.cl
>>> Subject: Testing the limits of testing
>>> National Testing Survey Launch Event and Workshop
>>> The NTS is an interactive online survey that asks about (1) the
>>> legitimate purposes of testing and (2) how well today's tests serve these
>>> purposes. In addition to completing a set of survey questions, respondents
>>> are offered an opportunity to write about their personal experiences with
>>> testing and share alternative testing resources. When respondents have
>>> completed the survey, they can view their results and compare them to
>>> national averages. Anyone who visits the site can read respondents' stories,
>>> explore the resources, and track National results. Please participate in the
>>> NTS, and use your email lists and social networks to spread the word! Feel
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>>> event. Contact Zachary Stein if you have questions or would like to become
>>> involved.
>>> NTS launch event: Testing the limits of testing
>>> Thursday, May 28th, 2009, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
>>> Zachary Stein, Marc Schwartz, and Theo L. Dawson
>>> The launch event will occur just prior to the opening of the Second
>>> Biennial Conference of the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society
>>> (IMBES) at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At
>>> this event, speakers will present preliminary data from the NTS, examine the
>>> limits of current test development methods, and explore new approaches to
>>> assessment, incorporating the perspectives of stakeholder groups who have
>>> participated in the survey so far. More information is available on the NTS
>>> site.
>>> Admission to the launch is FREE and open to the public, but space is
>>> limited. To attend, you must obtain a ticket from the NTS web site.
>>> The conference will also feature a workshop on testing:
>>> Educational testing for the 21st century: Challenges, models, and
>>> solutions
>>> 10:45 - 3:45, Saturday, May 30
>>> Kurt Fischer, Marc Schwartz, Theo Dawson, Zachary Stein
>>> The most basic form of educational testing takes the form of a
>>> "conversation" between an individual student and a teacher in which the
>>> student reveals what he or she is most likely to benefit from learning next.
>>> This kind of conversation increasingly takes a back seat to standardized
>>> forms of assessment that are designed to rank students for purposes that are
>>> dissociated from learning itself. Testing has lost its roots. The
>>> statistically generated rankings of standardized tests tell us very little
>>> about the specific learning needs of individual students. And it is becoming
>>> increasingly apparent that the kind of knowledge required to succeed on a
>>> typical standardized test bears little resemblance to the kind of knowledge
>>> required for adult life. The challenge we now face is creating the kind of
>>> mass-customization that revives the educative role of assessments in the
>>> local dialogue between teachers, students, and the curriculum, while
>>> maintaining the advantages of standardization. Simply stated: we need tests
>>> that help teachers meet the learning needs of individual students--tests
>>> teachers ought to teach to. In this workshop, we explore perspectives on
>>> these issues from the classroom, cognitive developmental science,
>>> psychometrics, and philosophy and offer a concrete vision for the future of
>>> assessment. The workshop is intended for educators, administrators,
>>> researchers, and policy makers. It is FREE to those who register for the
>>> entire IMBES conference. If you are interested in attending only the
>>> workshop, the fee is $80 before April 28th, and $95 after April 28th.
>>> You can register for the conference or the workshop at the IMBES site.
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Sincerely yours Bella Kotik-Friedgut
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