DHodges wrote:But then, take a look at this. Is the Boys = Girls thing really true, or just politically correct?
If the test is easy enough, then everyone will get 100%, and therefore everyone will be perfectly equal.
DHodges wrote:But then, take a look at this. Is the Boys = Girls thing really true, or just politically correct?
the focus on standardized testing (all students in a state take the same test under the same conditions) as the means of assessment encourages teachers to teach a narrow subset of skills that will increase test performance rather than focus on deeper understanding that can readily be transferred to similar problems.
In each study, the study scores are adjusted so that the overall level of scores in that study matches the scores obtained by the same group of students in all of their studies. For example, in Economics in 2006 the average VCE Study Score was 30, but the students averaged 32 for all their studies. This shows that the students who did Economics in 2006 were of above average strength in their other studies. Therefore the scaling process adjusted the Study Scores upwards so that the average ENTER Subject Score for Economics was set at 32. The 2006 Psychology students averaged 28 in all their studies, therefore the scaling process adjusted the study scores downwards so that the average ENTER Subject Score for Psychology was 28. In some studies the scaling process produces ENTER Subject Scores that are greater than 50. However, the minimum ENTER Subject Score cannot go below zero. VCE studies are always scaled in the year in which they were undertaken (this may not necessarily be in the year in which you receive your ENTER). This scaling process is carried out each year for each VCE study and VCE VET program for which there is a study score. There are no pre-determined outcomes – the adjustments are based on the performance of students each year. Nevertheless, the process is very stable and there is very little difference from year to year in terms of the scaled ENTER Subject Scores.
Mathematics
VCE Mathematics studies are designed to cater for students of differing abilities and interests. Specialist Mathematics is the most difficult, followed by Mathematical Methods and then by Further Mathematics. To ensure that students undertaking the more difficult Mathematics studies are not disadvantaged, Mathematical Methods is compared to Further Mathematics and adjusted up as and if necessary. Similarly Specialist Mathematics is compared to Mathematical Methods and adjusted up as and if necessary.
brokenhead wrote:Hey, is Sarah Palin a piece of ass or what?
Tomas wrote:These rascals (all of them being pimps, whores, prostitutes) represent states they were not born in.
brokenhead wrote:McCain's move is going to backfire. He will lose the slim hope the republicans had of garnering the women's vote. In every social situation, every classroom and workplace, that I have ever been in, females despise the best-looking broad in the room. Count on it.
maestro wrote:brokenhead wrote:McCain's move is going to backfire. He will lose the slim hope the republicans had of garnering the women's vote. In every social situation, every classroom and workplace, that I have ever been in, females despise the best-looking broad in the room. Count on it.
You forgot the Horny Guys. Perhaps McCain is targeting them using Palin as a selling point, and you know for guys what matters is hotness not qualifications. I also think that this is a shrewd move, now McCain's campaign has become more newsworthy and juicy than Obama's. Had he selected some old white dude, it would have been a disaster for him.
Also with Palin in office imagine all the interesting news stories (gaffes) with sexy poses. The media is going to love it.
maestro wrote:Broken Broken you forget this is America. A president needs to be likeable rather than qualified to get elected. Maybe guys would not like a female bossing them around at close quarters, but the president is a celebrity (cf. Bush), he needs to have entertainment value. Why else would the uber liberal CA elect the Governerator to office.
Yes, she is a religious extremist. This is one of the things the far right likes about her.Tomas wrote:She was raised in (what is commonly referred to as) a "holy roller" church. Where, the laying on of hands, literally rolling on the floor, speaking in tongues etc. held sway.
News flash: politicians are scum.These rascals (all of them being pimps, whores, prostitutes) represent states they were not born in.