About technology, travel and lifestyle, by Tom Worthington.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Lake Wobegon Effect in Education
The book "
Measurement and Assessment in Education (2nd Edition)
" goes into detail on the process of nationally standardized testing in the USA. One amusing sidebar is on the "
Lake Wobegon effect
", where a large number of US schools systematically gamed the testing system. The term is named after
Garrison Keillor's fictional town of
all the children are above average.
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