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by diebeatsthegmat » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:03 am
hey guy, this is a CR from kaplan. can you please post your answer and explain the answer?
Critics of strict " promotional gates" at d grade school level point to a recent study comparing students forced to repeat a grade with those promoted despite failing scores on an unscheduled, experimental competency test. Since there was no significant difference between the 2 groups' scores on a second test administered after completion of the next higher grade level, these critics argue that the retention policy has failed in its expressed purpose of improving students' basic skills.

which of the following best expresses the arguments made by critics of promotional gate?

1...Anxiety over performance on standardized tests often hinders a student's ability to master challenging new material.
2...A student's true intellectual develpment cant b gauged by his score on a standardized competency test.
3...The psychological damage a child suffers by repeating a grade outweighs d potential intellectual benefits of a second chance at learning.
4...Strict requirements for promotion do not lead to harder work and greater mastery of fundamentals among students fearful of being held back.

5...Socioeconomic factors as well as test scores influenced whether a given students in the study was promoted or forced to repeat a grade.

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by FightWithGMAT » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:41 am
diebeatsthegmat wrote:hey guy, this is a CR from kaplan. can you please post your answer and explain the answer?
Critics of strict " promotional gates" at d grade school level point to a recent study comparing students forced to repeat a grade with those promoted despite failing scores on an unscheduled, experimental competency test. Since there was no significant difference between the 2 groups' scores on a second test administered after completion of the next higher grade level, these critics argue that the retention policy has failed in its expressed purpose of improving students' basic skills.

which of the following best expresses the arguments made by critics of promotional gate?

1...Anxiety over performance on standardized tests often hinders a student's ability to master challenging new material.
2...A student's true intellectual develpment cant b gauged by his score on a standardized competency test.
3...The psychological damage a child suffers by repeating a grade outweighs d potential intellectual benefits of a second chance at learning.
4...Strict requirements for promotion do not lead to harder work and greater mastery of fundamentals among students fearful of being held back.

5...Socioeconomic factors as well as test scores influenced whether a given students in the study was promoted or forced to repeat a grade.[/quote

D seems to be the answer. What is OA?

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by abhigang » Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:06 am
By the way, does "best express" in the question asking us to find a supporting evidence or is it asking for an assumption?

I took it as a supporting fact, and thought that the policy of forcing students to repeat the grade has a toll on the "improvement" of the students and found that "C" fits into my reasoning.

Hence, IMO C .

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by Shawshank » Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:26 am
Confused .. IMO -- B
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by diebeatsthegmat » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:33 pm
diebeatsthegmat wrote:hey guy, this is a CR from kaplan. can you please post your answer and explain the answer?
Critics of strict " promotional gates" at d grade school level point to a recent study comparing students forced to repeat a grade with those promoted despite failing scores on an unscheduled, experimental competency test. Since there was no significant difference between the 2 groups' scores on a second test administered after completion of the next higher grade level, these critics argue that the retention policy has failed in its expressed purpose of improving students' basic skills.

which of the following best expresses the arguments made by critics of promotional gate?

1...Anxiety over performance on standardized tests often hinders a student's ability to master challenging new material.
2...A student's true intellectual develpment cant b gauged by his score on a standardized competency test.
3...The psychological damage a child suffers by repeating a grade outweighs d potential intellectual benefits of a second chance at learning.
4...Strict requirements for promotion do not lead to harder work and greater mastery of fundamentals among students fearful of being held back.

5...Socioeconomic factors as well as test scores influenced whether a given students in the study was promoted or forced to repeat a grade.
ehh, sorry guys, i dont have the answer for this question! that's why i posted it to know the answer.
i read it in a website.

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by diebeatsthegmat » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:57 pm
diebeatsthegmat wrote:
diebeatsthegmat wrote:hey guy, this is a CR from kaplan. can you please post your answer and explain the answer?
Critics of strict " promotional gates" at d grade school level point to a recent study comparing students forced to repeat a grade with those promoted despite failing scores on an unscheduled, experimental competency test. Since there was no significant difference between the 2 groups' scores on a second test administered after completion of the next higher grade level, these critics argue that the retention policy has failed in its expressed purpose of improving students' basic skills.

which of the following best expresses the arguments made by critics of promotional gate?

1...Anxiety over performance on standardized tests often hinders a student's ability to master challenging new material.
2...A student's true intellectual develpment cant b gauged by his score on a standardized competency test.
3...The psychological damage a child suffers by repeating a grade outweighs d potential intellectual benefits of a second chance at learning.
4...Strict requirements for promotion do not lead to harder work and greater mastery of fundamentals among students fearful of being held back.

5...Socioeconomic factors as well as test scores influenced whether a given students in the study was promoted or forced to repeat a grade.
ehh, sorry guys, i dont have the answer for this question! that's why i posted it to know the answer.
i read it in a website.
ohhh i just found the answer after reading a russian website.
the OA is D