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Grade 10 Literacy Test by yo_sweets_babe
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Report this Post02-17-2002 06:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for yo_sweets_babeClick Here to Email yo_sweets_babeSend a Private Message to yo_sweets_babeDirect Link to This Post
Well, the Ontario government has done it again. Implementing something which costs millions of dollars in taxpayers money and they still don't realize it's pointless.

I had to take it all morning Thursday and Friday, it was the first year where it actually counted towards students marks. You don't pass, you retake till you do, THEN you can graduate. All it is, is a bunch of booklets and sheets for multiple answers which the grade 10s have 2 days to write (half days). The precautions put into this test though is unreal, that's probably the reason why they cost so much! EVERY teacher is sworn to secrecy, they're written by people who I wouldn't be surprised if they were under gunpoint, all the tests are kept in triple and quadruple locked vaults, they're all double wrapped in plastic and don't see the light of day till test day and once they've been written, they're sealed with confidentiality seals. And if anyone gets their hands on one before the scheduled testing days?!? Every one of those tests is burned, and another 4 months is taken to rewrite new ones. This time with armed guards.

I don't see what the big deal is though. One thing we had to do to test our "writing skills" is write 3 full pages (every line) about why clothing choices are so important to teenagers. If the 3 pages aren't filled, it isn't even looked at. Another paragraph about why t-shirts are stupid and should be banned, a paragraph about the Rideau Canal, a question: "Why have bicycle thefts gone down in the past 10 years?" and "Why do people not report them to their insurance companies?"

I don't know, maybe I'm just whining because it was a waste of 2 precious mornings, but what does everyone else think about it?

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Report this Post02-17-2002 06:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for HereticSend a Private Message to HereticDirect Link to This Post
O man. I gotta take that crap next year.

We had the grade 9 provincial math test this year. The teacher said it was harder than the other classes because we were in Academic but , the test was like something I would have done in grade 7 or 8. Was TOO easy and a complete waste of time.

It was the only math test I passed all semester.

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Report this Post02-17-2002 06:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for REDHOTT88Send a Private Message to REDHOTT88Direct Link to This Post
Duh.... T-shoits ahh stupeed cuz thay r kold inn tha winta tyme... HE

Doo I pass tha tess??

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Report this Post02-17-2002 06:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for maryjaneSend a Private Message to maryjaneDirect Link to This Post
Well, if you did REAL well on that one, try this one. No calculator or cheating!! http://www.mensa.org/workout2.html
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Report this Post02-17-2002 07:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for stimpyClick Here to Email stimpySend a Private Message to stimpyDirect Link to This Post
"Your score was 20 out of 30. That is a very good score, you would have a good chance of passing the Mensa test."

Woo-hoo! Did it in 14 minutes. Give me the full half hour and I'd be dangerous!

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Report this Post02-17-2002 07:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for yo_sweets_babeClick Here to Email yo_sweets_babeSend a Private Message to yo_sweets_babeDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by maryjane:
Well, if you did REAL well on that one, try this one. No calculator or cheating!! http://www.mensa.org/workout2.html

17 out of 30 meh, still passed!

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Report this Post02-17-2002 07:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for maryjaneSend a Private Message to maryjaneDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by stimpy:
"Your score was 20 out of 30. That is a very good score, you would have a good chance of passing the Mensa test."

Woo-hoo! Did it in 14 minutes. Give me the full half hour and I'd be dangerous!


For more information, Stimpy & others replying, go to http://www.mensa.org/info.html
Note you have to be in the top 98 percentile of all those taking the test to be cinsidered for entrance into the Mensa Society. (note also, this test is not THE test, just a sample of what it may be like. There is at least one Mensan as a member of PFF. Care to guess who it is?
I'll not reveal his/her name, but he/she may choose to do so. Obviously it is not me. I prefer to be percieved as a fool, rather than to take the test and remove any doubt.
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HAHAHA Im in 10th grade and dont have to take that crap. we get stiffed in other ways. Lkie just this year they changed it so now all grades (except 11 and 12) have to take 3 years of a Lab science instead for 2. But i missed the new language rule. Now starting in 8th grade you HAVE to take 2 years of a language. Its not optional as it was before. My school is located to what is now beleived to be one of the OLDEST forest ( just what we refer to as the woods) in the contry, maybe the world

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Report this Post02-17-2002 08:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jaygee79Click Here to Email Jaygee79Send a Private Message to Jaygee79Direct Link to This Post
we have one of those in Massachusetts. it's called MCAS. LOTS of controversy over it. half the teachers can't even pass it. just came into effect a year or 2 ago.

btw, 21 out of 30

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There is at least one Mensan as a member of PFF. Care to guess who it is?

If that's true, then there are at least two.

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<i>"Your score was 29 out of 30. That is an excellent score, you would have a very strong chance of passing the Mensa test and joining Mensa."</i>

Very strong chance? How much do I need? 31 out of 30?

I couldn't answer question 19. Hey, it's 3:20am here. Cut me some slack.

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Report this Post02-17-2002 09:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff PennockClick Here to visit Cliff Pennock's HomePageClick Here to Email Cliff PennockSend a Private Message to Cliff PennockDirect Link to This Post
Darn. I loose another few points for not getting the UBB code right.
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Report this Post02-17-2002 10:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ray bClick Here to Email ray bSend a Private Message to ray bDirect Link to This Post
23/25 skiped 5 word games

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Report this Post02-17-2002 10:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpringtymeClick Here to Email SpringtymeSend a Private Message to SpringtymeDirect Link to This Post
Wow, i'm so retarded I don't have the patience tonight to even take it

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<i>"Your score was 29 out of 30. That is an excellent score, you would have a very strong chance of passing the Mensa test and joining Mensa."</i>

Very strong chance? How much do I need? 31 out of 30?

I couldn't answer question 19. Hey, it's 3:20am here. Cut me some slack.

I've always heard the very intelligent do their best work while the rest of us are dreamin. Also notice, after you posted your score, no one else has bothered 'I' won't even take it.

yo_sweet's_babe, they have those type tests here also. Basically, it is to see if you have retained what your passing grades indicate. There were too any people passing each year, then graduating, but could not come close to keeping up in College classes, or would go to job interviews and not have the basic math, science, or communication skill to get job placement, even tho they had graduated. The clothing essays and t-shirt thing are just to verify those basic writing & comunication skills, which you will definitly need later. Read some of my posts, & you can tell I graduated long before these new procedures were implemented.

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Report this Post02-18-2002 04:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PontiaddictSend a Private Message to PontiaddictDirect Link to This Post
21 out of 30
I remember getting alot of those questions wrong on tests I took in high school.
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Report this Post02-18-2002 09:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ShootingStarSend a Private Message to ShootingStarDirect Link to This Post
Hey, it's me formerly yo_sweets_babe

ANYWAYZ, the tests still seem pretty dumb but I guess I can see how they'd be useful. even the teachers were grumbling and complaining because they had to sit there for hours and not do anything.

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Report this Post02-18-2002 12:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Patrick's DadClick Here to visit Patrick's Dad's HomePageClick Here to Email Patrick's DadSend a Private Message to Patrick's DadDirect Link to This Post
26/30. I couldn't figure the word scrambles, and jumped too quicklly on a couple of the others (How many 7's and the typists....) Pressure!
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We have standardized testing here in Oregon. The State legislature tells the schools that everyone has to meet these basic requirements, then they cut the school budget and wonder what the problem is.

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Report this Post02-19-2002 05:59 AM Click Here to See the Profile for artherdClick Here to visit artherd's HomePageClick Here to Email artherdSend a Private Message to artherdDirect Link to This Post
27/30. Some of those mathematical series questions are silly. Some have several valid solutions. The word ones I can't solve, but I could write a few lines of perl to solve pretty fast

In all, I'd needs updating.

The pattern questions were intresting, unexpected.

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The pattern questions were interesting, unexpected.

The ability to detect patterns is the best indication of intelligence.

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Your score was 30 out of 30. That is an excellent score, you would have a very strong chance of passing the Mensa test and joining Mensa.

Cliff was right, you must need to correctly answer 31/30 to be sure to pass the test.

Now who's gonna pick the pattern out of this thread?

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