Skills in testing but not learning– “ultra-efficient in test preparation”

Max Roosevelt, the author of this article, has gathered together very powerful quotations from those in academics, including the author of the study, and from students. These are a few from those in education:

“They have become ultra-efficient in test preparation [in “their K-12 experiences”]. And this hyper-efficiency has led them to look for a magic formula to get high scores.”

Aaron M. Brower (vice provost, University of Wisconsin-Madison)


“Students often confuse the level of effort with the quality of work. There is a mentality in students that ‘if I work hard, I deserve a high grade.’“

James Hogge (associate dean, Peabody School of Education, Vanderbilt University)



Details about this source

Article Title: “Student Expectations Seen as Causing Grade Disputes” 

Study Introduced in the Article:Self-Entitled College Students: Contributions of Personality, Parenting, and Motivational Factors,” published in the “last year in The Journal of Youth and Adolescence”

Author: Max Roosevelt

February 18, 2009




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