March 4, 2016

I'm a Genius!

Okay, here's my best idea ever. Nothing to do with politics except that it was partially inspired by "approval voting."

The new SAT test will not deduct for incorrect answers. I have a much better idea for scoring multiple choice exams. Allow multiple selections but discount for the number. Imagine a question with four choices, and the correct answer is 'C'
-- If you chose C you get 100% credit
-- If you chose A and C you get 50% credit
-- If you choose A, C, and D you get 33%

This matches real-world problem solving much more closely. More importantly, it demonstrates knowledge of the material. "Well, it can't be negative if its the square root of a real number..."

Shameless Self Promotion Posted by John Kranz at March 4, 2016 9:57 AM
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