Margaret Dutch's daughter ran into an unusual math problem while taking the Washington Assessment of Student Learning at Capital High School last week.The District has already promised to investigate the matter, ensuring a correction if the square root is the only thing between the sophomore and passing the math section. One minor mishap out of several hundred administered tests--is this even news?
Her daughter, a sophomore, was given a school-issued calculator without a square-root function for the math test. Later, she found out that nearly everyone else in her class had a calculator with a square-root button.
Apr 26, 2008
you call that front page news?
I usually read The Olympian online, so I was shocked to find that the print edition put this story on the front page: