“All of the 100 or so scorers in the room soon became embroiled in the debate. Eventually we came to the “consensus” that the essay deserved a 6 (“genius”), or 4 (well-written but “naughty”), or a zero (“filth”). The essay was ultimately given a zero.
This kind of arbitrary decision is the rule, not the exception. The years I spent assessing open-ended questions convinced me that large-scale assessment was mostly a mad scramble to score tests, meet deadlines and rake in cash.”
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Design and better signs and roadway markings can be a part of the solution. Like Clearview!
“Each year some 1.3 million people die on the world’s roads, and another 20 to 50 million are seriously injured, according to the World Health Organization, and those numbers are expected to rise.” via nytimes