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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:07 am    Post subject: What? Reply with quote

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1893976,00.html

Don't people get perfect scores on standardized tests all the time?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like how nothing in the article suggests any reason to believe this is unusual. It reads like some dorky local newspaper article.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be fair, the fact that there is an article implies that it is unusual.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that the article wants us to think this is unusual.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The title of the article is "Genius:...". Getting perfect scores on three very similar multiple choice tests doesn't make you a genius. It just means you're good at answering a particular type of question under time pressure.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People get perfect scores on individual tests all the time, not necessarily all three. The existence of a Michigan article just means it doesn't happen in Michigan very often, so they write an article and Time picks it up. I'm sure kids in NY or CA do it all the time.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that guy can swing perfect scores on all the SAT2s I might care.

Or, you know, if he scores high on an IQ test.
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