Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hey Steve, is this the same quiz you blogged about before?

The one about history and civics that college students fail?

The study from the non-profit Intercollegiate Studies Institute shows that less than half of college seniors knew that Yorktown was the battle that ended the American Revolution or that NATO was formed to resist Soviet expansion. Overall, freshmen averaged 50.4% on a wide-ranging civic literacy test; seniors averaged 54.2%, both failing scores if translated to grades.
I got 81.67%, which is probably better than I deserved. Felt like I guessed a lot. Plus one answer I knew, but accidentally marked wrong.

1 comment:

Steve Burri said...

That's the one.