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    Jump to new posts April is Autism Acceptance Month by indigo @ Today at 10:17 AM

    April has recently been renamed from Autism Awareness Month to Autism Acceptance Month. Originally Posted By: NationalDayToday.com, timeline, 2021Awareness to Acceptance On March 4, the Autism Society of America officially announces the shift in term
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    Jump to new posts Re: Math Test Doesn't Add Up by indigo @ Today at 07:10 AM

    Originally Posted By: KaiIt seems like the solution to this problem is to allow gifted kids to go at a faster pace starting in kindergarten... All children need appropriate academic challenge and intellectual peers. For typical students, this may be
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    Jump to new posts Re: Math Test Doesn't Add Up by aquinas @ Today at 07:04 AM

    Originally Posted By: indigoAs a firm believer in equal opportunities, not equal outcomes: - the test being given for "skip" should be the same end-of-year test given for the grade level, - the score allowing one to "skip" should be the same score
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    Jump to new posts Re: Math Test Doesn't Add Up by aquinas @ Today at 07:03 AM

    Originally Posted By: KaiIt seems like the solution to this problem is to allow gifted kids to go at a faster pace starting in kindergarten. The problem with this idea is that it is pretty easy to get a gifted kid through elementary math by the time
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    Jump to new posts Re: Math Test Doesn't Add Up by Kai @ Today at 06:40 AM

    It seems like the solution to this problem is to allow gifted kids to go at a faster pace starting in kindergarten. The problem with this idea is that it is pretty easy to get a gifted kid through elementary math by the time they are in fourth or fi
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    Jump to new posts Re: Math Test Doesn't Add Up by aeh @ Today at 06:23 AM

    FWIW, a quick look at the sample test item posted by the district leads back to this UC Berkeley project on performance assessments aligned to Common Core math standards, and their menu of end-of-course assessments: https://www.map.mathshell.org/tes
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    Jump to new posts Re: Math Test Doesn't Add Up by indigo @ Today at 06:18 AM

    As a firm believer in equal opportunities, not equal outcomes: - the test being given for "skip" should be the same end-of-year test given for the grade level, - the score allowing one to "skip" should be the same score allowing one to "pass" to th
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    Jump to new posts Re: Math Test Doesn't Add Up by aeh @ Today at 06:00 AM

    It certainly makes sense to identify gaps prior to placement above the level of one's formal instruction history, but given the existence of publisher-provided placement tests in most math curricula, it would likely be more efficient to use those ins
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    Jump to new posts Re: Math Test Doesn't Add Up by Eagle Mum @ Today at 05:07 AM

    I am a keen supporter of maths acceleration and curriculum compaction, but respectfully point out that understanding maths requires solid foundations, so thorough assessments for gaps in knowledge & skills before grade skips is appropriate. Whilst th
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    Jump to new posts Re: Math Test Doesn't Add Up by aquinas @ Yesterday at 04:41 PM

    Appalling. As someone intent on minimizing performance gaps, I am puzzled as to why educators (where you are, where I am, and elsewhere) think that cutting down tall poppies is effective or merited, and how the public can buy into this. How about
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    Jump to new posts Math Test Doesn't Add Up by thx1138 @ Yesterday at 02:51 PM

    Coming soon to a school district near you. (San Francisco Unified School District allows no acceleration whatsover in middle school). ----- Parents: Math test doesnít add up BY ELAINE GOODMAN Daily Post Correspondent Monday, April 19, 2021 Palo
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    Jump to new posts Re: cancelling of humanities studies by aquinas @ Yesterday at 10:23 AM

    I'll answer my own questions separately. Quote:1/ What share of liberal arts university grads actually meet these criteria? That would speak to the effectiveness of the current system of general PSE education. From personal experience, at the under
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    Jump to new posts Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people by indigo @ Yesterday at 10:11 AM

    "I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitu
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    Jump to new posts Re: cancelling of humanities studies by aquinas @ Yesterday at 09:58 AM

    aeh makes an excellent point about the importance of defining what constitutes "an educated citizen". As a secondary consideration, we then also have to overlay the lens of rewards to the individual vs rewards to society, if we want to create an ac
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    Jump to new posts Re: cancelling of humanities studies by aeh @ Yesterday at 07:27 AM

    I am, on this topic as on many, ambivalent. I work in a very specialist career-oriented educational institution which sends many learners on to technical institutes rather than liberal arts colleges (although some to the latter as well), and see the
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    Jump to new posts Geography: Geodatos (coordinates, antipode, more) by indigo @ Yesterday at 05:45 AM

    Just-for-Fun Geography: To learn geographic coordinates of latitude and longitude, for any given city, see the website Geodatos - https://www.geodatos.net/en/ To learn what point is opposite from a given location (a straight line through the center
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    Jump to new posts Re: cancelling of humanities studies by cricket3 @ Yesterday at 05:07 AM

    And do you know the breakdown of majors 40 years ago? I donít.... but I still argue that being roundly educated makes one more valuable. I didnít say itís easy- yes competition is fierce. If you donít major in science, you need to be able to sho
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    Jump to new posts Re: cancelling of humanities studies by Wren @ Yesterday at 03:41 AM

    And this doesn't address engineers. They don't have a choice in what they take, since this is a bachelor degree. Though I did have an elective my first year. And as for jack of all trades and soft skills, in the era of online job hunting and AI ty
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    Jump to new posts Re: cancelling of humanities studies by Wren @ Yesterday at 03:37 AM

    I just want to say that this was 40 years ago. I just looked up the stats for 2019. And these are the breakdown of the 21000 approx that got into medical school. The most common majors were: Biological sciencesó11,843 total matriculants. Physic
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    Jump to new posts Re: cancelling of humanities studies by indigo @ 04/20/21 11:56 PM

    Originally Posted By: cricket3, 2 posts... medical school applicants who majored in humanities ... are much in demand, and have been for years. None of these things are mutually exclusive, though the study of diverse and less directly profitable subj
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    Jump to new posts Re: cancelling of humanities studies by indigo @ 04/20/21 11:32 PM

    Originally Posted By: WrenOriginally Posted By: indigoOriginally Posted By: acgoldisA pity. I know humanities graduates tend to have a lot of soft skills which can be in demand. They can also be good jacks of all trades. A humanities education may
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    Jump to new posts Re: cancelling of humanities studies by aquinas @ 04/20/21 02:12 PM

    Originally Posted By: cricket3Apologies- it probably stems from knowing a few surgeons (and no, they are not peasants, but many of them seem to suffer from a deficit in humanities education). No worries, my friend!
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    Jump to new posts Re: cancelling of humanities studies by cricket3 @ 04/20/21 02:11 PM

    Apologies- it probably stems from knowing a few surgeons (and no, they are not peasants, but many of them seem to suffer from a deficit in humanities education).
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    Jump to new posts Re: cancelling of humanities studies by aquinas @ 04/20/21 01:58 PM

    Originally Posted By: cricket3Originally Posted By: aquinas And to wren's point, if job specific training is "peasant" work, then I guess I'll be entrusting my life to a lowly peasant should I ever need a coronary bypass... *grin* With all due re
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    Jump to new posts Re: cancelling of humanities studies by cricket3 @ 04/20/21 01:46 PM

    Originally Posted By: aquinas And to wren's point, if job specific training is "peasant" work, then I guess I'll be entrusting my life to a lowly peasant should I ever need a coronary bypass... *grin* With all due respect, medical school applican
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