Thursday, October 09, 2008

The Hillbillies explain scoring the answers in silent reading tests.


The scoring of the answers to the questions in the case of the Experimental Reproduction Tests and Fordyce's test is not perfectly objective unless an elaborate list of acceptable answers is prepared.

This was done for both of these tests and, consequently, the scores used in this study may be considered objective in the sense that the scoring appoximated uniformity.

These tests, however, should not be considered as being perfectly objective when used independently by different persons who do not have access to elaborate directions for scoring.

Possum stew for lunch.

(some of the above text might have been taken from A CRITICAL STUDY OF CERTAIN SILENT READING TESTS published by the University of Illinois in 1922.)

14 comments:

cake said...

Brilliant! I laughed my ass off! Nicely done. This might be your funniest blog EVER! Way, way funny. Encore, encore!

David'Z RantZ said...

"some of the above text might have been taken from A CRITICAL STUDY OF CERTAIN SILENT READING TESTS published by the University of Illinois in 1922."

MIGHT have? Yeah, right. I KNEW that "Possum stew for lunch" line looked familiar.

cake said...

I think IANO might've finally flipped. Whattya think, Davidz?

David'Z RantZ said...

Cake:

"Finally?"

"Finally?"

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

*ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh*

*sigh*

Umm... No, why do you ask?

Willadean said...

Are both o' them prettisome boys single?

Sparkle Plenty said...

Okay. I've got a favor to ask. Could you please do a photoshop pin-up calendar with the hillybilly brothers? I'm thinking...dressed up as baby new year, dressed up as cupid, dressed up as leprechauns, you get the drift.

No? Nevermind. I'm just gonna imagine it.

(Are they now the Official Buddy Nite Mascots?)

cake said...

Davidz:

Well, ask a silly question, eh...

what if the beatles went nuts? said...

- All You Need is Experimental Reproduction Tests

- I Want to Hold Your Possum Stew

- Lucy in the Sky with Approximated Uniformity

- Twist and Score Elaborately

- The Continuing Story of the Fordyce's Test

yup, nuttier than fruitcakes said...

Eight Fordyce Tests A Week

lennon said...

Imagine (A critical study of certain silent reading tests)

Jayne said...

I kind of fancy those two....

Joe Doherty said...

SEND YOU A DOLLAR FIFTY?

did u think u could slip that by us and we wouldn't notice?!

gal from New Zealand said...

Which one of those cute guys is IANO?

Anonymous said...

I read in Variety that the Elmer (the one on the right) is going to be the next Dr. Who