Scantron Midterm: Great News
Great news, everyone!
I finally had a chance to take all of your Scantron 882-E midterms over to AS-120 and run them through the Scantron scoring machine. You’ll be thrilled to know that everybody in the class aced the scantron midterm!!!
You all got perfect scores!
Great work, everyone!!
Thank you all for a good discussion on Scantron Midterm Day. In researching Scantrons and Standardized Testing, I found that one student complaint was only getting back the bubble-in form and not the questions. So, in an attempt not to repeat that mistake (and even though you all got an awesome 100% on the exam) here are the questions from our midterm:
What is the essence of creativity? Is creativity part of human nature or is it something that must be learned and nurtured? Is not being afraid to fail an essential aspect of creativity? How does creativity differ from inspiration? How much is intuition part of how you work? Do you resist following your instincts? Is inspiration irrational? If so, how can you be more irrational? How can we free our minds so that inspiration can happen? Can inspiration be found in obsession? What is your obsession? Does inspiration come to you without questioning it? Is inspiration an ongoing process? Is imagination more important than knowledge? Is imagination the beginning of creation? Why do you do what you do? Why is what you do worth doing? Do you ask enough questions, or do you settle for what you know? Which is worse: failing or never trying? If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make them? If life is so short, why do we do so many things that we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? Does the ‘new norm’ of constant change require that we master ‘perpetual transformation’? If you could do it all over again, would you change anything? When all is said and done, will you have said more than you have done?
— Ezra Petronio
— Editorial, Self Service magazine, Spring/Summer 2012
Here are some links that might help you do further research on Scantron Life:
- nea.org/home/66139.htm (History of Standardized Testing in the United States)
Here are a few samples of your great scantron midterms: