Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Off the mark 

Tongue Tied notes that in England, you can't fail the national standardized tests; you get an 'N' instead for 'Nearly'.
People who grade tests have also been instructed to stop marking math questions as right or wrong, but instead use the terms �creditworthy� or �not creditworthy.�
Apparently, HURL is branching out. (Hat tip also to Helloooo Chapter Two for noting this "we're done as a society when..." moment.)