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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

From the Mouths of Babes

So, students in DCPS took the first DCBAS statewide assessment today, and from my quick perusal, I was pretty pleased with the work a lot of them did. At the end of the assessment, their are two questions called Brief Constructed Responses (BCRs) in which students read a passage and write out an answer to a question about it-- as opposed to multiple choice. The first passage was about how the enineers who designed the SEGWAY modeled many of the features on the human body. The question asked students to describe how a segway and the human body are similar.

My favorite response was this:

The segway is like a person becasue both can balance (yes, excellent start!) A Segway will listen to anything you say to it (ok, not so much, let's see how he sticks the landing...). And also maybe just maybe if they made fake skin and hair a segway would maybe be a person (oh no!!!).

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