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By: Jeremy Browne

Mon, 05 May 2008 15:50:08 +0000

(should have proofread before posting, eh? "Patterns," not "patters," "bored" not "board."



By: Jeremy Browne

Mon, 05 May 2008 15:48:28 +0000

Last week I taught my assessment students a little classical test theory and, of course, reliability. I had created a spreadsheet for the students to enter quiz results, and then get a KR-20 coefficient. The point of the exercise was for them to play around with the numbers and find which patters resulted in various levels of reliability. One of the students asked where I found that "program" (he meant "spreadsheet"). When I told him I had written it he asked, "Do you *ever* get bored?" That question has been with me for six days now, and I realize, "No. I don't get board." As Shirky would put it, I have found ways to spend my cognitive surplus online or in the real world. AND, when all else fails, there are books I haven't read yet.