"Alberta has dropped the handwritten portions of Grade 12 diploma exams in
math and science, making the tests entirely multiple choice. The change to
exams in math, applied math, chemistry, biology, physics and science takes
In a nutshell, math and science exams will be multiple choice.
This will make them easier to grade(!).
Well, these grade 12 kids will be running the governments and businesses of
the world in the near decades to come. I'm sure they'll be successful...as
long as all their decisions are multiple choice of 4 or less
No matter what, Alberta kids are equal or above on average compared to
any kids in the world. ~75% of my daughter's(born in '80) high school
class is doctors, chartered accountants, lawyers. No one is in politics.
My son's(born in '84, same HS) class is about ~60% likewise. My kids are
MD and professional engineer. For quite some time now using calculator
is allowed during math exam. up here. Mandatory minimum calculator in HS
math class is TI 85. Most kids carry higher level graphic ones. They are
allowed to program it for complex problem solving. Once I showed my old
slide rule to my kids and teased them with it showing what I can do with
Would not this discussion be more appropriate (than all the anti US,
anti Islam, anti Jewish, anti-everybody rants) on the < can.politics >
Today's young people probably just as good as we WERE? After all look
at their 'smart' parents. Same but different probably. Good luck to
em, also btw.
Our three ranging from ages 47 to 30, all 'growed up' and in mid
careers doing well, fully employed, relationships etc.
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