Standardized Test Bias

Quiz yourself and then discover why many of the questions on standardized tests are unfair. Then read Dr. James Popham's book

Quiz

Quiz yourself and then discover why many of the questions on standardized tests are unfair. Then read Dr. James Popham's book

1. Tammy is competing in a 10-mile race. She bicycled 4 miles in 36 minutes. Assuming she keeps racing at the same speed, how long will it take her to complete the entire race.

  • 72 minutes.
  • 87 minutes.
  • None of the above.
  • 54 minutes.
  • 90 minutes.

2. Which of the following countries is located on the same continent as Brazil?

  • Mexico.
  • Russia.
  • Argentina.
  • Iran.

3. A plant's fruit always contains seeds. Choose the item below that's not a fruit.

  • Orange.
  • Pumpkin.
  • Apple.
  • Celery.

4.

  • Fireman.
  • Carpenter
  • Bus driver.
  • Politician.

5. Larry wants the total of numbers in circle A to be equal to the total of numbers in circle B. Which two number tiles should he trade?

  • c.
  • d
  • a.
  • b.

6. Which of the animals has moved the most from Scene A to Scene B?

  • Horse
  • Fish
  • Rabbit
  • Elephant

7. If someone really wants to conserve resources, one good way to do so is to:

  • Leave lights on even if they are not needed.
  • Wash small loads instead of large loads in a clothes-washing machine.
  • Write on both sides of a piece of paper.
  • Place used newspapers in the garbage.

Your Results:

1. Tammy is competing in a 10-mile race. She bicycled 4 miles in 36 minutes. Assuming she keeps racing at the same speed, how long will it take her to complete the entire race.
90 minutes.

2. Which of the following countries is located on the same continent as Brazil?
Argentina.

3. A plant's fruit always contains seeds. Choose the item below that's not a fruit.
Celery.

4.
Carpenter

5. Larry wants the total of numbers in circle A to be equal to the total of numbers in circle B. Which two number tiles should he trade?


b.

6. Which of the animals has moved the most from Scene A to Scene B?


Elephant

7. If someone really wants to conserve resources, one good way to do so is to:
Write on both sides of a piece of paper.

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