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Kansas High School Student Corrects State Test Error

Geoffrey Stanford’s teachers always tell him to read tests carefully.geoffrey stanford

Every sentence. Every word. Slow down. Make sure you understand what’s being asked, and then proceed.

So while taking his state writing test last week, the East High junior saw something that didn’t make sense: The word “emission” — as in “the emission of greenhouse gases” — was spelled “omission.”

“I thought, ‘Surely they’re not talking about leaving out carbon dioxide altogether.’ It just didn’t make sense,” said Stanford, 17. “It had to be a mistake.”

It was.

Read more at Kansas.com about how this student caught something test developers and teachers had missed. Soon, our very own Becca Driskill, an international baccaulaureate classmate of Stanford’s, will have her reaction.






2 Responses to “Kansas High School Student Corrects State Test Error”

  1. Oregon Approves Spell Check Feature For Exams | Edu in Review Blog says:

    [...] Well, according to the Oregon Department of Education, it does not. In fact, they feel so strongly about their opinion on the matter that they feel students no longer need to be well versed in the spelling department that they are allowing them to spell check their submissions for student state exams. [...]

  2. Kansas Student's Test Correction Not Really News to Fellow Classmates | Edu in Review Blog says:

    [...] my eye and a picture of someone I know. A fellow Junior International Baccaulaureate classmate, Geoff Stanford, had recently caught an error in this year’s Writing Kansas State Assessment. But is this [...]


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