Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Indiana SAT Scores Fall, Big Surprise
Indiana average SAT scores fell two points last year. Ah, no big deal. We still have the largest and best high school athletic facilities in the country. Here's an example of why are students aren't learning in our public schools. "Among the actions the school plan to take is to make sure teachers are asking questions in their classes that resemble SAT questions so students are familiar with the format," writes the Star's Andy Gammill. Anyone ever seen that episode of the "Simpsons" where the school puts the students through intensive instruction on how to take their standard test? The teacher is explaining how the multiple choice answers follow certain patterns, such as "BBACDAB" and the stupid, trouble-making kids are taken for an extended field trip by the principal so the others can learn the memorization techniques?