The Fallacy of Hard Tests

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Al Feldzamen writes in with a blog post on the fallacious math behind many specialist examinations. “‘The test was very hard,’ the medical specialist said. ‘Only 35 percent passed.’ ‘How did they grade it?’ I asked. ‘Multiple choice,’ he said. ‘They count the number right.’ As a former mathematician, I immediately knew the test results were meaningless. It was typical of the very hard test, like bar exams or medical license exams, where very often the well-qualified and knowledgeable fail the exam. But that’s because the exam itself is a fraud.”

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