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High school student catches error on test

Posted on February 16th, 2009 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Books, Events, Homework Help, Words & Writing.

Did you see this article about Geoffrey Stanford, the high schooler from Kansas who caught a mistake on his state writing test?

Stanford, a linebacker and International Baccalaureate student, alerted English teacher Jennifer Fry, who alerted the district test coordinator, who alerted state education officials, who were, as you might imagine, embarrassed.

Even though it was really just a spelling mistake (emission vs. omission), it changed the meaning of the word. Have you ever caught a mistake on a test before? Have you tried to convince a teacher that an answer might be wrong? If you saw a mistake, would you report it? (I def. would!)

Don’t forget, the library has a ton of books to help you study for tests, including the SAT, ACT, and GED. You can also look at our Online Collections and take practice tests with LearningExpress Library. Finally, check out our Events Calendar to sign up for an SAT or ACT Practice Test on March 22!


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