Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Test Your Knowledge

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) commissioned a survey of 14,000 college freshman and seniors at 50 schools to test their knowledge of American history, civics, market economy, and international relations. The findings are to say the least disturbing.

The survey was a 60 question multiple choice quiz. You can take the quiz here.

The five major findings are:

1. College Seniors Failed a Basic Test on America’s History and Institutions
2. Colleges Stall Student Learning about America
3. America’s Most Prestigious Universities Performed the Worst
4. Inadequate College Curriculum Contributes to Failure
5. Greater Learning about America Goes Hand-in-Hand with More Active Citizenship

See the school rankings here.

By the way I scored 55 out of 60, 92%. The mean score for Harvard seniors was 70%.

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