Re: Looking for Specific Examples of Inappropriate Use of Tests
- Subject: Re: Looking for Specific Examples of Inappropriate Use of Tests
- From: "Deanna M. De'Liberto" <Ddeliberto@AOL.COM>
- Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 01:09:19 EDT
- Reply-to: Assessment Reform Network Mailing List <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
- Sender: Assessment Reform Network Mailing List <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
I am well aware that in netiquette CAPS = SHOUTING. But it was the
appropriate response to Juanita's and Ken's posts.
If you have not noticed, Juanita's initial post did not attack my position or
views about testing. It attacked me personally and publicly. Regardless of
how we all view testing, people should be given respect. As you stated, Dan,
we ALL have good intentions (no Dan I don't just THINK I have good
intentions....I KNOW I do.). Prior to her public attack of me, I responded
to the issues, raised primarily by Dan....although I admit that I have not
yet had time to give more complete and thorough answers (I had sent him some
brief responses to his 8 questions off-list).
Perhaps I should have simply ignored Juanita's post or written to her
privately about it. That is kinda hard to do when someone attacks you
publicly. Then Ken decided to join the attack and by that point my anger was
boiling. Look folks, I'm human too and I can and do make mistakes. For
these, I do apologize. I just wish that we could discuss testing without all
the attacks, slander, name-calling, bickering, and yes even my yelling. I
believe we can and should do this. Regardless of what side we are on....we
are human beings and I think each of us deserves human courtesy and respect.
So again, I will be woman enough to apologize for this getting somewhat out
of control (which I certainly take some responsibility for) and hope that we
can return to the discussion regarding testing. I for one, do not want to
engage in any more of this bickering and slander. Believe I have more
enjoyable ways of spending my time.
In a message dated 9/24/02 12:34:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> I will challenge one point: In netiquette, with only text available, ALL
> CAPS IS CONSIDERED SHOUTING AND YOU ARE SHOUTING SO LOUD MY EYES HURT.
> It is not just emphasis but shouting, with the convention being that it
> implies anger. So, I think you need to take the point that given the
> conventions of e-mail, CAPS = SHOUTING and use them sparingly.
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