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ACT Education facepalm

By johnboy - 5 August 2013 20

Padoof has been browsing the ACT Scaling Test Sample Questions.

Sadly Q 42 leaves a bit to be desired:


Barcham is at this time keeping mum as to his involvement.

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20 Responses to
ACT Education facepalm
Deref 11:46 am 05 Aug 13

There used to be a bumper sticker that said “Every teacher is a teacher of English”.

HiddenDragon 11:41 am 05 Aug 13

This is what happens when greengrocer’s (ha ha) are employed to write test questions.

switch 11:35 am 05 Aug 13

You mean its not 125g?

poetix 11:13 am 05 Aug 13

Someone once corrected someone’s daughter’s correct use of its to it’s at her previous school.

Someone buried someone under a rose bush…

Henry82 10:55 am 05 Aug 13

It appears we have a new gold mine in the ACT 😛

neanderthalsis 10:54 am 05 Aug 13

My calculations puts “it is mass” at 80g.
10g gold ingot from the Perth Mint is over $500.

thebrownstreak69 10:41 am 05 Aug 13


zorro29 10:30 am 05 Aug 13

^^^ they even circled what was wrong!

and the answer is A….gold star please! (and none of that 12.5% gold sample either!)

dkNigs 10:27 am 05 Aug 13

The mistake is circled for those having trouble :p

grump 10:23 am 05 Aug 13

wasn’t the red circle a giveaway? No possessive involved. Will no-one think of the children…..

tuco 10:21 am 05 Aug 13

They aren’t alone. Check the innovations in punctuation by our silicon overlords …

madscientist 10:09 am 05 Aug 13

Ok. I’ve spent an hour trying to figure out what exactly was wrong with that question. Took a while to realise it wasn’t the maths.

p1 10:06 am 05 Aug 13

They haven’t defined “impurities”. Since the subject of the sentence appears to be gold-bearing sediment, is gold the impurity? Or is there something else in the sediment? And what per cent does that other thing make up?

MrBigEars 9:49 am 05 Aug 13

I know, right? As if anyone can believe a sediment sample contains 12.5% gold.

switch 9:47 am 05 Aug 13

125g ?

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