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25,000 Students Take University Entrance Exam[Pic+

In Liberia: Guess how many passed? I call `shenanigans` on this one!

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25,000 Students Take University Entrance Exam[Pic+. In Liberia: Guess how many passed? I call `shenanigans` on this one!
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drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 6188 Posts
Saturday, August 31, 2013 2:13:49 PM
phew, thank goodness we have richandead with us. And his ability to google.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14740 Posts
Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:36:18 PM
Holy pooe, this wasn't from The Onion. So this is why some grades are based on the curve.

That`s exactly what they ended up doing in order to admit 1800 of them.

We do this as well in the US, i.e., grading blacks on a separate curve so a certain number of them are guaranteed to pass. It`s called Affirmative Action.

Magentab0b
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1462 Posts
Saturday, August 31, 2013 5:48:36 AM
Holy pooe, this wasn't from The Onion. So this is why some grades are based on the curve.

paperduck
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1707 Posts
Saturday, August 31, 2013 4:10:26 AM
Ok I did the math and would like to correct my earlier intuition. With the assumptions of 4 choice multiple test and 100 questions, the probability that 1 person out of 25k gets 65% is essentially 0. So it is possible. Also, can I get a "yay" for nerd Friday nights?

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14740 Posts
Friday, August 30, 2013 4:13:08 PM
@Reignblazer So, if the objective test results contradict your preconceived, politically correct, biased, and baseless conclusion, then that, to you, is proof that the test, which has proven to be accurate in millions of cases for over 100 years, is "bullpoo."

What color is the sky in your world?

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