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What Can a Multiple Choice Test Test?

Susan Notes:

Kudos to Sam Schmidt, Chicago third grader, May 12, 2010.

by George N. Schmidt

Can you learn how to catch a Hudson River catfish, launch a backyard rocket, hit a curveball, or fly a kite by answering a multiple-choice test? White Sox fan Sam Schmidt stands as his cousin Jade Forman displays the first fish Sam ever caught on July 10, 2009, at the Hudson River lighthouse in Saugerties, New York. Sam Schmidt, Substance elementary education editor and nature photographer, joined the early boycott of standardized testing in the USA on May 11 and May 12, 2010, by sitting out the tests at his public school in Chicago, while American teachers decide whether to join with their British brothers and sisters in ending the noisome reign of so-called standardized tests in the USA.

For the picture, go here.

— George N. Schmidt



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