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When All of the Flashcard Manufacturers Declared Bankruptcy

The College Board announced today that the SAT will be undergoing major changes. The announced changes include the removal of the penalty for incorrect guesses, the essay section becoming optional, and a revision of the vocabulary section. [more inside]
posted by DRoll on Mar 5, 2014 - 71 comments

Standardized testing through the ages

1912 Eighth Grade Examination for Bullitt County Schools.
posted by latkes on Aug 21, 2013 - 81 comments

High school ends at 9:30pm

Korean high school. What's life like for a Korean student? In one of the most competitive societies in the world, how does one find their place? What does it take to achieve your aspirations and goals? [more inside]
posted by hellomina on Nov 18, 2012 - 55 comments

Seoul's Intellectual Pressure Cooker

Welcome to Exam Village, a neighborhood in Seoul where people live while studying for various professional entrance exams.
posted by reenum on Aug 23, 2011 - 23 comments

Amo Amas Amat

Harvard's 1869 Entrance Exam (PDF - NYT)
posted by The Whelk on Apr 9, 2011 - 85 comments

Yo AP grader, Imma let you finish, but this is the best essay of all time. OF ALL TIME.

England viewed the colonies as nothing more than a back-talking teenager that needed smacked. The Japanese were put in concentration camps, so we could concentrate on them. During this time, Lespians came out of their nests. [more inside]
posted by katemonster on Jun 9, 2010 - 53 comments

Describe in detail. Be objective and specific.

The ultimate exam. 15 questions designed to test your knowledge and abilities in a variety of subjects.
posted by blue_beetle on Jul 19, 2009 - 55 comments

back in the day we had O-Levels and birching

Has the UKs GCSE Science exam been dumbed down too far? See how well you do for yourself.
posted by Artw on Mar 27, 2009 - 100 comments

set includes one jar of vaseline

Having a filthy mind, I'm able to come up with several non-medical uses for the Digital Rectal Examination Simulator. However, when I noticed that the company selling the device was Japanese, I realized that the intended use is most likely as a way to hone your skills away from the arcade for the video game Boon-Ga Boon-Ga.
posted by jonson on Jan 17, 2006 - 24 comments

Noir Exam

Remember the Noir Genius Exam? Wanna know the the answers?
posted by lilboo on Jan 7, 2005 - 3 comments

Exam Fun

Sorry, you've flunked. This gave me the best laugh I've had all week. I love the way you can tell the teacher marking the paper is getting more and more pissed off by the increasing ferocity of the red pen strokes. Heheheh. Give the kid an A.
posted by essexjan on Mar 3, 2004 - 31 comments

"Look, just make the damn drugs, would you, kids? My connection needs them...I mean, it's for education."

"Look, just make the damn drugs, would you, kids? My connection needs them...I mean, it's for education." What the hell was this guy thinking? I'm a big booster of the illict pharamceticals, but nevertheless you have to show at least a little common sense.
posted by Ezrael on Jun 11, 2000 - 5 comments

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter II

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter II is a 70-question online questionnaire which amazed me a bit in finding where I stand. Give it a shot.
posted by hobbes on Mar 15, 2000 - 3 comments

Someone sent this to me,

Someone sent this to me, apparently it was mentioned somewhere on slashdot, but I can't find the reference. It's a final exam from a special college course on the future of computing. Question 11 is especially intriguing.
posted by mathowie on Nov 11, 1999 - 1 comment

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