Testing format at USNA

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  1. nodiva

    nodiva Member

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    I am just curious. What format is testing in the math and sciences at USNA? Is it like standardized testing with multiple choice?
     
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    Spud BGO

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    It varies but you are in luck-----no spelling tests.
     
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    Lol--thanks, Spud!
     
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    When I went to CVW I had a chance to peer over my plebe's test for a couple of seconds. By the way, if you didn't have a chance to go to CVW-highly recommend it. It will answer some of your curiosity. He was taking a Calc II test on volume of an function by integrating the area. It was no multiple choice and all hand written. I'm not sure if it was a quiz (sorry) but it did seem to take over the whole class. Maybe 5-10 long problems. Now I can't say that's the same for the other STEM classes.
     
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    NavyHoops Moderator

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    You will have a variety of different types of tests and will depend on professor and course. Certain tests are the same across the entire course such a 6 week, 12 week and final exams. And they can be any variety. Professors for other exams and quizzes can make them however they wish.
     
  6. murfthesurf

    murfthesurf DS - USNA 2020

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    One thing to add, especially for High School Juniors; during the CVW last month, a great question was asked during the (4) Midshipmen Panel (I refuse to use the newly introduced PC nomenclature) for comments : 'What was the one thing you were unprepared for when you entered the Academy, that you wished you could have know about?', all four mids ,4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st. (2 Boys + 2 Girls) unanimously agreed - 'not learning how to write better. Of all things, they said, if you arrive at USNA as a good writer, you will be much better prepared, especially as an Engineer. You will also become the Company's go-to proof editor and will be better treated by the upperclassmen.

    My DD (who is an astounding writer) observed two of her three plebes attempting to proof-read a paper that one had due the next day. She said the paper was not well written (and had many of the writing errors her father commonly commits here on the Board). Because she had a 2+ year age difference (DD is 16) with the youngest of her three Plebes, she felt out of place to ask them for a crack at it. She had only been with them for an an hour at the start of the CVW. She said 'I wish I spoke up' but by the time they all woke up on Friday, the plebes paper was already sent off.
     
  7. nodiva

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    Thanks for the feedback! A relative asked me if all testing at the USNA was computer graded with bubble test answer sheets. I am thrilled to hear this is not the case!
     
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    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    Murf, a little birdie told me "Midshipmen" will not be subjected to change. I will buy you a beer in DTA when you are in town if it does, but it is not going to happen.
     

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