Click to use the Talking Dictionary70. A Perfectly Useless Perfect Score


70. He took the state teachers exam. It was pass or fail. A passing score meant he could apply for a teaching job. A passing score was 220 to 300. The state emailed his score to him. His multiple choice test score was 260. His writing test score was 300. He called up the testing agency. "I got 300 on the writing test. That's perfect, isn't it?" he asked. The representative said, "Yes, it's perfect. Congratulations!" He said, "But I have a question. How many other people got 300? If a lot of people got 300, then my score is not special. If only one or two people got 300, then my score is outstanding." The representative said, "I'm sorry, but we don't have that information." He said, "You don't? Well, who does? How about the state education department?" The representative said, "They don't either. Nobody does." 4.9


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