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[-] [email protected] 256 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

Half the students are below average! This is outrageous!

[-] [email protected] 60 points 2 weeks ago

Below the median

Unless scores follow a standard (or any other symmetric) distribution

[-] [email protected] 14 points 2 weeks ago

There are different definitions of average and one is median

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[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 weeks ago

Standardized tests are normalized, so...

[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 weeks ago
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[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 week ago

25% of people makes up a quarter of the population!

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[-] [email protected] 126 points 2 weeks ago

I cant tell if this is a joke or if this guy is in the bottom quartile.

[-] [email protected] 88 points 2 weeks ago

It's a satirical account, that's not a real politician.

There are plenty of them out there that are this dumb though.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 weeks ago

Its a little sad that it’s this hard to tell anymore. Thanks btw

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

Looks like a real educational problem.

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[-] [email protected] 63 points 2 weeks ago

First time I saw a statistician joke

[-] [email protected] 51 points 2 weeks ago

We just need a few more to see if there’s a trend.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

You're probably one of today's lucky 10,000.

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[-] [email protected] 43 points 2 weeks ago

Ironically, him being a fucking idiot actually proves his point.

[-] [email protected] 90 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

Wait, this isn't satire?

Edit: I commented too soon. It's satire.

[-] [email protected] 59 points 2 weeks ago

Yeah, and me being a fucking idiot proves it more.

[-] [email protected] 26 points 2 weeks ago

Lmaooooo I love this save

[-] [email protected] 15 points 2 weeks ago

I commend you for at least acknowledging it.

[-] [email protected] 38 points 1 week ago

News at 11: "Half of people are below average!"

[-] [email protected] 17 points 1 week ago

Ashktually half people below the median.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 week ago

Ackchyually, they never said which average they meant, you just assumed mean.

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[-] [email protected] 34 points 2 weeks ago

I notice there is a 25% in the top as well... Coincidence or conspiracy...

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[-] [email protected] 31 points 2 weeks ago

60% of the time, it works every time

[-] [email protected] 28 points 1 week ago

I was skeptical of these numbers until I did the research. It's even worse than I thought. Did you know that only 20% of students test in the top quintile? Is our children learning?

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 week ago

I was born extremely smart. I always tested way at the top of the curve... far superior to all my peers.

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[-] [email protected] 27 points 1 week ago

I can almost see a facebook post along the lines of:
One doesn't have to be a rocket scientist to understand how terrible things are, when fully 25% of the population are in the bottom quartile.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 week ago

25%!? That's nothing. Half of people are below average. That's twice of what you quoted!

[-] [email protected] 26 points 2 weeks ago

I'm surprised it's only 25%. These days, I'd figure at least 40% would be in the lowest quartile. Has anyone checked the math on this?

[-] [email protected] 27 points 2 weeks ago

Check the math? What do I look like, a numbertician??

[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 weeks ago

Damn, I was really hoping to find a mathmagician!

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[-] [email protected] 25 points 1 week ago

Goodhart's Law: When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 week ago

My state'a standardized test says kids are "at risk" if they aren't in the top 40% of the test. The top 50% could all be traditional "a-b" students. But because they weren't in the top 80% of a-b students they are at risk for failing academically.... It's so asinine and disheartening. The last half of the year is devoted to this idiotic test. Kids could be learning stuff that will enrich themselves... Instead they are learnig how to take a test better.

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[-] [email protected] 25 points 1 week ago

Tide goes in, tide goes out. Can't explain that.

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[-] [email protected] 15 points 2 weeks ago

But then again, 25 percent of American students are also in the top quartile on standardized tests, so it evens out.

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[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 weeks ago

Nice try everyone knows that the soyjack is on one end and the chad is at the other.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 2 weeks ago

Fucking genius.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 weeks ago

We need to get kids up to the Lake Woebegone standard!

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