Most people are on the same page when it comes to the new common core educational program, which is allegedly designed to help students prepare for college but more times than not, just confuses and frustrates students and parents alike. But I do guiltily enjoy that there is a Bigfoot-related question on the new exam.
After reading an excerpt about a mud fossil and an analysis of mysterious hair samples that suggest the existence of a Sasquatch, students were asked: “Which detail from the article best supports the claim that Bigfoot exists?”
Eighth-graders taking the English test were asked to read an excerpt about the discovery of a mud fossil and an analysis of mysterious hair samples that suggest the existence of a Sasquatch.
They were asked “Which detail from the article best supports the claim that Bigfoot exists?”
A. “The creature was enormous — at least seven feet tall —. . . and walked upright like a man.”
B. “Deep impressions of a hair-covered hip, elbow, heel, wrist and even buttocks were left in the mud.”
C. “One hair had unique primate (ape) characteristics.”
D. “Dr. Henner Fahrenback, a biomedical research scientist from Beaverton, Oregon. . . has labeled it ‘Sasquatch.’ ”
The state Education Department, which released about half the questions from this year’s math and English tests Wednesday, said the correct answer was C because it’s based on the best scientific evidence.
I also like how the New York Post had to include the correct answer for its readers.